Adding to the Memory Box: Baby Kara
Making a family is a journey. It starts with two people in love, continues with a telltale bump in mom’s tummy and ends with a brand new life who will grow up to explore this world anew. At Honeybourne Studio, we celebrate this journey by documenting it all along the way – for Baby Kara, her newborn session came hot on the heels of mom and dad’s maternity session.
It was such a pleasure meeting this family again – obviously, the last time I met this bundle of adorable, she was nestled in mom’s tummy and wasn’t yet ready to greet us. Now, she’s a gorgeous chubby-cheeked little one with a full head of satin hair and the cutest of button noses!
When a family comes back to the studio for a newborn session, we try to make sure that the images complement the ones we took during the maternity session. Colours, styles, accessories, you name it – we do our best to make sure that the family’s memory box plots that incredible journey step by step.
In this case, mom and dad agreed that pastel colours with touches of femininity, like the cute headbands, would be a great way to go about it. Baby Kara was such a little superstar that we had every opportunity to play around with styling her – and she couldn’t have looked cuter in the poses we chose!
I think my favourite is the “froggy” pose, with her little legs tucked up behind her elbows. Or perhaps the one of her pretty in pink, with those precious chubby rolls on display.
The most rewarding part of welcoming back a family for a second session is, of course, that my own relationship with them evolves. Mom and dad were naturals in front of the camera for their own session, but working with them again allowed me to build on the friendship and get to know their tastes and hopes more precisely. For me, there’s no greater reward than seeing their faces light up when I show them the finished pictures.
The opportunities are endless for a memory box of photographs that travels the road alongside a brand new family. Mom and dad can keep digital negatives to print and share as they please, but they can also order announcements to let their friends and family know when each stage of the journey is complete.
Meanwhile, an album is the perfect way to document the full first year, from before baby was born right through to the first birthday, while some families also like to create a gallery of wall canvases or framed prints for the wall, again documenting that journey.
When Baby Kara reaches the next milestone, I’m hoping to be there with them to capture it. But even should that hope not be fulfilled, it was a privilege to meet this precious bundle in her first few days of life and help her mom and dad make memories they’ll treasure forever.
Would you like to begin your own family’s journey with a newborn session, maternity session or to capture milestones along the way? We’re waiting to hear from you at the studio – contact us today!