Before the COVID pandemic occurred, we had plans to photograph this little family at the hospital. With new restrictions rightfully in place, we were unable to complete their Fresh 48. Luckily, we were still able to meet up with them at their home to photograph some pure parenthood moments.
Becoming a parent is one of the most beautiful things that you will endure in your lifetime, but it is also one of the most challenging and life changing moments. It's exciting, fear-educing, and amazing when you get to bring your baby home for the first time. We push ourselves to capture all of these moments when we meet up with our families. While they are not the perfectly posed images that so many people are used to seeing, they are images that should evoke an emotion and give a glimpse into the first week of parenthood with a documentary feel.
Erin and Noah radiate happiness and you can so clearly see them in complete awe of their newest addition. It was such a joy to see Noah being so catering to Erin. From giving her drinks of water while she fed Sulliven to writing down her breastfeeding times. Not only are they new parents, but they are also the coolest cat parents to 4..yes 4 cats! You can see how much love they have for all of their fur babies, so we made sure to include them into part of the session as well, hence the multitude of cat photos that you'll see if you scroll through the whole blog. One of our favorite moments to capture is authentic laughter. When they tried to stamp Sulliven's hand and foot for an adorable memento to hang on their wall... things did not go as planned. Trying to stamp a not-so-sleepy newborn's hand and foot proved to be more of a challenge than originally anticipated. We were able to capture all of the laughter over this, leading to some of our favorite images from the session. We really hope that you hung on to that final product because if that's not the most imperfectly perfect representation of being parents, I'm not sure what is!
A huge congratulations to your beautiful family, Erin & Noah! Thank you for allowing us to come into your home and document these moments for you all. We sincerely hope that you will continue to treasure these moments for years to come, and of course be able to reminisce about the chaotic, amazing, and fleeting newborn phase when looking back at all of these images.
Thank you for getting captured by Wyld Fox!
Sam and Jay
The below images depict images true to life!