It feels so good to be back to my newborn photographer job after all these months on shut down. I’m honored that my first baby back in the studio made the drive to see me from Farmington Hills.
Sara and I chat often via text message, and we shed some tears over the situation that was keeping us from being together in the studio. We had chatted and planned what should have been Thaddeus’ newborn session. He was born shortly after the governor mandated a shut down of non essential businesses. Therefore, Thaddie would be 8 weeks old by the time I would get to meet him.
Of course, it seems fitting, he was already 2 months. The first time I met this family, was for their daughter’s newborn session. Grace was 4 weeks old when I met her, I guess we have a trend. They like to bring me “senior babies”.
The reality is, I love older newborns. I actually prefer to photograph them around 3 weeks old. But because most Dad’s are back to work by then, I usually schedule sessions between 7-14 days old.
Of course, knowing the Burke’s for as many years as I have known them now, Thaddie was a perfect addition. He looked just like Grace as a newborn. She was just as adorable as her new little brother.
While it feels so great to be back at my studio, it brings a bittersweet feeling with it as well. The Burke’s have been with me since I worked out of my house. My little make shift studio in my living room served me well for many years. We did Grace’s first birthday session at my current studio. And now I will be moving into a new larger space this summer. It is only across the hall from my current space, but it’s nearly double the room. In a day and age of social distancing it seemed the perfect change to move. That is a lot of changes they’ve been with me through.
For all my clients, those that come from near and far. Thank you for your returning support. As we tread new waters, I want you know that I appreciate you!