I am super excited to share Judah’s sneak peak with you this evening. Sessions where I get to use a new newborn photography prop are super special. Judah’s parents came from Tacoma to have me take his newborn portraits. Earlier last week I had received a surprise package from a friend with this beautiful gift. I was so excited! I had visions of how I would use it inside the studio and plans for being brave and trying something new by taking it out to use in my beautiful yard. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect situation as a photographer. Judah is a stunning baby, it was a sunny day, he had finally settled into a sound sleep and I had the perfect spot outside in mind. First we got the shot above. I wanted to make sure we had something beautiful in case my experiment outdoors was a flop. I am still learning to use natural light and to take pictures I am proud of in the great Washington outdoors. It has been a very scary journey for me. We wrapped Judah up all warm and snug and got him settled into the spot I had in mind. Then I fixed his posing as much as he would let me with him still warm under a big blanket. We took the big blanket off, took a few quick pictures and hustled him back inside. He hardly made a peep. I love that I have both of these images to give to his parents. One that is traditionally me and one that is all about the place they call home; the beautiful pacific northwest. Special thanks to my wonderful friend for a prop I am head over heels in love with.