Meet Nicole Conner of Nicole Conner Photography and her family. She gave birth to baby Lucas a few weeks before our in-home newborn photo session and he arrived a week early at a whopping 10 lbs 4 oz! Nicole wanted some updated family photos with their new baby boy, and she was drawn to the realism and authentic moments I capture in my work. She also loved that I photograph sessions using film. I was thrilled to hear all of that, so I jumped at the chance to load the family into the car and spend a weekend up near Leavenworth and Wenatchee, WA! Who doesn’t love a good road trip/weekend getaway with a newborn photo session thrown in :).
Nicole is an expert at home decorating. The minute I walked into her busy, loving home, I was greeted by sweet little vignettes of photo arrangements and quotes, all displayed in vintage frames. Her husband is quite good at it too, as I learned he made their platform bed out of reclaimed wood and had a pair of old high wingback chairs reupholstered in linen. Each boy’s bedroom boasted an antique bed, beautiful drapery, and lovely yet subtle findings perfectly suited for a child’s room.
I got right to work setting up my strobe in the master bedroom as I could immediately tell there wasn’t going to be enough available light to shoot film at the correct exposure. Nicole’s two older boys were quite curious about the whole set-up which gave me a good chance to get to know them better. They had a blast helping me ‘test’ out the lights by jumping on the bed – ha!
Baby Lucas was going through a growth spurt that day, I think, as he had a one track mind for feeding. We ended up shooting on and off between feedings, diaper changes, and other breaks for about three hours! I think we were all exhausted at the end but it was well worth it.
Congratulations Nicole and family! Thank you so much for spending a morning with me in your home.
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