Chunky baby legs in white onesie


My absolute favorite thing about my approach to newborn sessions is that we don’t have to shoot them right away! There is flexibility and that is a word that I love to extend because I’ve been there – twice now!! Postpartum is no joke. Mama and babies often times need a few extra days/weeks to settle into life at home. Dear New Mama, give yourself a break. You just had a baby! That’s right – congratulations! Sleep whenever they sleep, and allow yourself to bounce back from what your body just accomplished…

Sweet Baby Dominic! He’s about a month old in these photos and I love it. Scroll down…

Don’t overlook those hospital photos, better known as Fresh 48 Sessions. Newborn images (with parents, siblings, etc. IN THE FRAME) that document the true first few hours and days… you’ll never regret an investment like that. Do I offer them? Yep. I believe that much in their importance.

So, baby Dominic… one month in and as perfect as they come in his little white onesie. (Nothing lets baby rolls shine like the plain white onesie.) Cute and cosy in his new world and in the arms of his mama and daddy. He is loved by two amazing people. His future is a bright one – I just know it!
Chunky baby legs in white onesie

one month old baby in white onesie on bed

chunky baby on bed waving legs in the air

one month old baby laying on parents bed

new parents looking at the one month old baby boy

family dog at in home newborn session

newborn family photo in bedroom

one month old baby in parents arms

photo of new mom and baby spending quiet moment together in bedroom

mother holding baby boy in bed

new parents smiling at baby boy

family newborn photo at home including dogs

family newborn photo at home including dogs

Dog watching father hold new baby boy

Father helping newborn with pacifier

father holding and kissing baby boy

new mother holding baby boy in a window

new mother holding baby boy in a window

new mother holding baby boy in a window

new mother rocking baby boy in a jungle nursery

new mother holding one month old baby boy in rocker

parents holding newborn in jungle theme nursery

parents holding newborn in front of crib in jungle theme nursery

baby boy snuggled on fathers chest

baby lips and face detail

Father holding sleeping baby boy

mother putting sleeping baby into crib

One month old newborn sleeping in jungle theme nursery

one month old baby sleeping on giraffe crib sheet

mother kissing baby in jungle themed nursery

parents holding newborn in jungle theme nursery

one month old sleeping on mothers shoulder

baby sleeping on tummy

baby toes and tummy time photo

sleeping one month old baby on parents bed

beautiful mother laying down with newborn baby boy

Mother holding newborn baby toes

one month old baby boy asleep on bed

father kissing his sleeping baby boy

baby boy fast asleep on bed

sleeping newborn on family made blanket


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Hi, I'm Melissa!

Say goodbye to unnatural and inauthentic photoshoots. I use a child-led approach to guarantee a fun, stress-free family photography session!

Maternity sessions, for me, are a celebration of your incredible journey, and the overflowing love you already feel for the little human you're about to meet.

The early days with your newborn are like nothing else. We’ll capture all the precious moments that make the sleepless nights and diaper changes all worth it.


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