newborn lifestyle photography

L family at home newborn session | lexington ky newborn photographer {priscilla baierlein photography}

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in home lifestyle newborn session in lexington ky


One of my most favorite newborn session ever. And I’ve loved a lot of newborn sessions. The fact that parents allow me into their home during the first month of their baby’s life, when they are all just figuring it out, simply amazes me and leaves me feeling overwhelming honor and gratitude. I didn’t realize just how special and precious it was until I became a momma myself. The first month of Steff’s life went by so slowly and yet felt like a blur. I mean…parents let me into their home during one of the most…trying…and yet beautiful…times of their lives…and let me photograph them…and somehow seem like they are actually pulling off this parenting thing in a somewhat graceful manner. Me…my boobs were always out and I sat in a chair with Steff in one hand and rice krispy treats in the other and cried half the time. What a wonderfully, beautifully, exhausting time it was.

This family though…I felt at ease as soon as I walked in. I knew their love story…met in a restaurant. Fell in love. Married within six months. The people I saw in front me made each other laugh…a lot. And were so loving with each other. They also made me laugh…a lot. I knew when I walked in, saw their home, fell so comfortable with them, and was already laughing from the start, that this would be a favorite session. A clear sign that I’ve made a new friend is when we can laugh with and at each other in a loving way…and that we did. Making life long friends that I truly connect with on a heart level, is one of the best parts of being a photographer. It’s why I know I am where I’m suppose to be. Newborn sessions are always longer and always wear me out. While I was certainly tired after, I still felt rejuvenated and full of so much love and joy. Momma A said she wanted to capture their lives just as they were in that moment. That we did. Y’all…THIS is a lifestyle newborn session and THIS is what I strive for each and every time these days.

My most favorite part of the session was quietly watching as momma A snuggled her new baby, soaked it all in, and began to cry tears of gratitude. That’s what I want for each and every person in front of my camera. I want every session to be a time fo gratitude and love and joy.

Just a little sneak peek at our most recent session together! Look at sweet N! Psst…this session is all ready to go for it’s blog post too! Be watching for it this week as well :)

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So much love,

Cilla

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baby girl | kentucky lifestyle newborn photographer {Priscilla Baierlein Photography}

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lifestyle newborn session in kentucky


Y’all, prepare yourselves. You may have baby fever after this post. I walked away from this newborn session wanting to have about ten more babies (then I remembered how wonderfully exhausting and hard it is and thought…”hm…maybe just one more”). N is just so sweet and the whole family made it all look oh so easy. Momma Meredith is a dear friend and extremely talented photographer near Ashland, KY (Meredith Dickens Photography). It is always an incredible honor to be asked to photograph a family during such a precious time. I have to admit being asked to photograph a super talented photographer’s family, during such a precious time, just ups things a bit. Especially when I know how talented this momma is with newborns. One of the joys of working with photographers is that they are super picky when choosing who will photograph their family and you know they have chosen you to do the style of photography YOU are good at. And Meredith had already photographed sweet N all by herself, so I knew I got to focus on those beautiful connections I love so much (I may have snuck in a couple pictures of N too ;)). Meredith also has a super talented videographer as a best friend, so she came along and made the sweetest little video of our session (Alyson Biggs Films). So, basically, it was just a big playdate for us photographer/videographer mommas.

One of the things I loved about Meredith’s session is that we did it when N was a bit older than my typical newborn sessions. While I wouldn’t suggest this age for the sleepy curled up pictures of baby alone, a month or older is wonderful for family pictures and more interactive pictures. I remember before I became a momma I stuck to the hard and fast rule of newborn sessions always before 14 days. During that time I was also doing more of the sleepy curled up, nakey, pictures. After I became a momma I realized how crazy that first couple weeks actually is and how insanely special it was that I was allowed into so many homes during that time. I began to change my tune to “under 14 days or whenever you are ready for me”. Every stage is beautiful. There is often an awkward period between 2 and 4 weeks, so it may be wise to avoid that time, but other than that, let’s just do it when you’re ready for me. No matter what, remember, we always take our time with newborns. No rush. All the breaks we need and all the snuggles. I want every single session to be a celebration of your family and that is what it shall be.

Okay…I mean…just try not to get baby fever…

Go baby fever yet? :) Also, did you see that baby girls nursery?!

So much love my sweet friends,

Cilla

PS…it’s time to book your 2019 love filled session! Click HERE to chat with me and get your date reserved!