Jessy reached out to me after the first photographer she had scheduled to do their lifestyle newborn photos fell through at the last minute. They live in Aberdeen, which is about an hour’s drive north of me, but Jessy found out about me after posting an SOS request on Facebook, looking for a newborn photographer. Typically I stay within about a 30 miles radius of Burtonsville but I’ll pretty much drive anywhere for the opportunity to photograph a sweet, squishy new baby 😍 For the record, Bradley was super sweet and completely squishy. Add in a handsome big brother, Declan, and this family was a great excuse to travel up to Harford County on a beautiful Saturday morning.
As you can see from the first several photos, big brother Declan tried really hard to steal the show – which is not unusual (and completely welcome). I like to play along with older siblings and let them have their moment because, with toddlers, you never quite know what you’re going to get. Declan definitely had periods of wanting to be involved and times when he absolutely wanted nothing to do with photos. Any chance I can get to photograph a tiny person while they are willing, I’ll take. Photographing him at the beginning allowed us to give him a break towards the middle when the timing didn’t quite jive with his plans.
Thank you, Jessy and Nick, for trusting me with your family’s memories. I so enjoyed meeting you!
If you are in the market for a lifestyle newborn session, reach out! I’d love to talk to you! And if you enjoyed this session, check out Lila’s lifestyle newborn photos.
Liz Viernes Photography is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, and specializes in maternity, fresh 48, posed and lifestyle newborns and first year milestone portraits.