While planning this session, your focus is dedicated to documenting the brief newborn weeks before they’re over. Your baby’s sweet smile and unbelievably small features and the cute outfits you’ve been dying to put them in. Allll of the sleepy, squishy newborn goodness.
You’ll see the first house that you made into a home together. Your little one’s blankie in pristine condition, before it was worn in with years of snuggles. The nursery you spent months pouring your love into. The softness in your husband’s now pronounced smile lines. And the way you two radiated pure joy with your baby’s every sneeze, coo, and expression.
– Krista O.
I know mom-ing is something you can’t wait for and there’s all of this anticipation leading up to the day of your baby’s arrival. You want everything to be perfect for them. Well, as a mother of 2 I won’t lie to you, those first couple weeks are fast and furious. Nothing truly prepares you for the new life in your arms and around you. So when I show up on your doorstep and things feel less than perfect, I’ll be the first one to remind you to breathe.
That wonder in your face and their perfect little features is exactly what we’re here for. Everything else is just par for the course.
Being a mom looks BEAUTIFUL on you. And I get that maybe you won’t feel that after juggling a new routine, a crying baby, and hot flashes while running off of no sleep for the past two weeks. Seriously, who would!? Give yourself the gift of time before your session.
Hand baby off, take a long hot shower, and put on an outfit you feel like yourself in. Then during our session take all the breaks you need and enjoy the moments of stillness as they come. I’ll handle the rest!
It is typical for a session to last 2 hours, but it varies from baby to baby. We take little breaks throughout the session to allow baby to feed, change diapers/clothing, and get some snuggles in if they become fussy. During those times I will focus on documenting the nursery so you will always remember all of the little details you put into that special room.
Year after year you will be in disbelief that a feisty toddler, caring big brother, and blossoming high school senior was once this tiny baby in your arms. That even before you knew who they would become you loved them so wholly.
– Alexis H.
“There are moments in life that you wish you could encapsulate forever. From engagement, to wedding, to maternity, to family photos the Keel Collective is able to capture the moment through photographs. We have trusted them with our life milestones as their photos tell our story as a family. Ryan and Alyssa are able to navigate any type of weather, interact with a baby to get the perfect smile and make everyone feel comfortable in front of the lens. I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants to encapsulate life moments in a photo.”