I belong to a lot of different groups and websites relating to photography. I mean a lot! I try to absorb as much information I can to make me a better photographer.
I bought a session about lifestyle sessions and after I watched the videos and read all of the material, I had made up my mind. I want to try this! I had a client that had me do her maternity session and wanted me to do the newborn session as well. I emailed her and asked her what she thought of this type of photography and if we could try it for when her baby arrived. Not only was she receptive of the idea, she loved it!
So, about 2 weeks after the baby was born, I loaded up a small crate with some blankets and baseball things I had and went to their house. I have to say this was the most relaxing and rewarding photo session I have ever done! I was so happy with how the whole session went. I spent about 2 hours at their house, taking pictures of baby J in his crib, in mom and dad's arms, by himself, with the dog (sweetest dog ever!) and some posed pictures with some baseball things.
I took a ton of pictures and am still culling through them to give to mom and dad. But since they have been so patient with me, I gave them what I have done so far...