Asheville Family Portraits || Hazel's Newborn Session

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Somehow, this sweet girl turns 1 this month which means I'm doing a little throwback to our photoshoot from last year. I don't frequently do newborn sessions, but after this one, I've totally fallen in love with the genre! 

As with all of my shoots, I prefer to take the "lifestyle" approach to newborn photoshoots as it's not only easier on both child and parents, but better captures what life is really like during these precious first couple weeks. After all, to me, the joy in and importance of having infant photos made is having the ability to look back years later when they're older and remember exactly what life was like as new parents. 

So, I met Jenn and Kyle at their home here in Asheville on a quiet weekday morning and finally got to meet their beautiful Hazel Wren. For their family photos, we stuck to simple poses in familiar locations; cuddling and kissing her in the spots in their home where they'd normally do so. Well, minus the Lion King-esque shot, I'm reasonably sure they don't do that on a daily basis. My favorite, by far, were the photos in her bright and beautiful nursery where Jenn had created a fantastic Alice in Wonderland theme. I mean how often do you get to work with a vivid green wall like that!

For Hazel's solo portraits, I wanted to capture all the details of being just a couple weeks old: her tiny toes, her newly-opened eyes, her epic yawns. Little One had been gifted a fabulous tutu and crocheted tiara so while she did her cute thing, I photographed her parents adoring her in the background, probably my favorite photos from the shoot. 

And how could I forget Dax?! Their sweet pup seemed a bit confused at the new bundle of joy, but already quite interested in being her protector, so we wanted to make sure to include him in some photos to get the whole family in there. This was such a chill session quietly documenting the Conwells' love for their little creation as they moved about their home; I can't wait to document more families' journeys into parenthood!