I got to meet this little one when he was two weeks old, the same age his big sister was when I first met (and photographed) her. We had a couple of false starts due to timing, something his mommy and I joked about (how it wouldn’t be a session with her family if we didn’t have to reschedule it at least once!), so it was kind of a fun deal to meet him with the same kind of timing as their first child.
To say he is adorable is a bit of an understatement, and to say he might not be adored by his big sis would be a flatout lie!
Still, Lia is used to being the One and Only, so like most new big sisters and brothers, she was torn between wanting the attention for herself and wanting to show off her brother. Here, when attempting a sweet moment with Mom and Fynn, she very effectively (she’s got skillz!) photo-bombed me!
So then Dad stepped in to help, and walla! Two pictures for the price of one!
Lia gave us a few family shots and then quickly left the scene. Toddlers are like that – tiny little divas! But that’s OK, because it gave us time to capture these moments.
Since we were in the same location as Lia’s newborn pictures, we knew we had to recreate a few shots. Mainly, the doll pictures. However, that proved to be slightly more challenging this time around, given we now had a toddler on the scene. She bounced around, wiggled every half a second, and decided at one point to trade dolls with her little brother. Except, Little Man was still tucked into the crook of Raggedy Andy’s arm. And that’s why Moms and Dads are always right out of the frame, just in case ANYTHING happens!
We did get a couple of good ones, though.
And seriously, Lia loves Fynn like nobody’s business! It’s going to be so awesome watching them grow up together.
Here we wanted to recreate one from Lia’s session but it just so happens, Lia wasn’t very interested. You see? She literally bounced between excitement and boredom, from spotlight to hiding.
I love me some baby feet. I especially love baby feet when they aren’t kicking so I can actually get those tiny toesies in focus!
Little Fynn was rather calm throughout his whole session, but he did stir up a little adorable cry for me (adorable, obviously, because I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to that cry, amiright?).
But Mom has the magic touch. Seriously beautiful…
In every session, I only like to attempt a few posey, cutesy-type photos, using whatever may be in the home or props that I brought. I’m more into natural newborn and family poses in general, but I also like to be (safely!) creative at least once. When I saw this chair, I knew I’d want to do something cute. Something old, something new — that kind of thing. And notice in the second image down how big sister is keeping a close eye on her brother as I work with him. She’s going to be an amazing big sister, that’s for sure!
Finally, I decided it was time to wrap things up while Fynn was still snoozing. Better to leave parents with a calm, sleeping baby than a crying one, I always say. (Well, I just started saying it this year. But I think it’s a good idea!)
If you missed the Aga Family Maternity session, please don’t miss it! (And in case you missed the links in this post to Lia’s newborn session, click here!)