This is new territory. Last May, when I was photographing this wedding, Katie leaned over to me and quietly let me know she was pregnant. It was still early and they weren’t public with that knowledge yet.
Katie and Anthony were one of the first couples to take a chance on me, when I was just a young girl with a camera. Their wedding was the wedding that made me realize that this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and every year since then they’ve sent amazing couples my way, all of whom remind me of how lucky I am. Fast forward a little over a month, and Katie and Anthony are back, at another friend’s wedding they sent my way. Katie’s baby bump is on display and the secret is out. I walk up to them at the reception and tell them I have an idea. I want to photograph their baby’s first day at home. It was a gift I was eager to give, since they’ve given me a lot. Well, last Friday they brought Summer home, and I drove over to Kalamazoo to document that first day, complete with four doting grandparents.
The whole time I was there, I couldn’t stop thinking how lucky I am. People invite me into their lives. Sometimes it’s just for their wedding day, but sometimes it’s more. I thought the joy I get to witness on a wedding day was unparalleled, until I got to photograph Katie and Anthony bringing Summer home.
Welcome to Earth Summer Jane. You don’t know how lucky you are.
Definitely teared up at the one with Grandpa. So sweet!
This is wonderful and perfect, and I love the feelings behind it all. Beautiful.
Beautiful concept Heather. Loved the emotion that every frame captured!
So Heather is a natural at newborn photography as well. Who’s surprised 🙂
Heather what an amazing gift to give. Wonderful images. Really heartfelt. I loved looking through this.
Heather, these are all so fantastic! I especially love the black and white high-key image with the little fuzzy robe on. So sweet!
Aw, so cute – I bet they’ll treasure these forever!
I adore your approach to newborn photography. The minimalist, black and white photos of the baby alone are stunning.
These are absolutely gorgeous, Heather. They are going to treasure these forever.
Just precious!! You really captured something sweet.
LOVE IT! especially black and whites
Simple, beauty, killer. Plus the bird things above the bed match the ones on your websites background. It was meant to be haha…
these are SO sweet.
So, so sweet. They must love these!
Very beautiful work. My friend is having a baby soon and I want to deliver him photos like this. Love it 🙂
These are so precious!
Breathtaking. How much does a little fam session cost these days?
Hey Jen, if you want to email me at email@example.com we can discuss a session:)