Today I am showcasing a recent session from early June. Back in the spring, Megan reached out to me to be her Metro Detroit Newborn Photographer, since she was expecting a baby in June. I know Megan from our amazing local photography Facebook group that I am an active member in, and she is a co-owner in a Detroit wedding photography business. I had worked alongside her and second shot a wedding over in Kalamazoo last summer, so the two of us bonded on a very hot and muggy Saturday last August. Megan didn’t ever make a general Facebook announcement that she and her family were expecting a new addition, so it was fun to be privy to the news that not many people were aware of.
Their family decided to not find out the gender, yet decorated a nursery using many gender neutral colors that could go either way. The simple white shiplap walls are accented with macrame and the mustard color (Megan’s favorite color) is the most promiment, so I knew that I had to incorporate that into her newborn session. She was scheduled to have a c-section on June 10th, but ended up having to go in early on the 6th, due to some complications, but we were all overjoyed to learn that it was indeed a girl (whom they named Eliza Mae) and I got busy planning how to add in some feminine aspects to the gender neutral color scheme she wanted.
I love when people step outside the box and want something other than pink, and this session was a fun change that I love and couldn’t wait to share on the blog. No matter what you vision is, I can stylize the perfect session around it, and you and your family can cherish those memories for a lifetime.
Eliza was the perfect baby, and only roused a couple times and settled back down easily and quickly. She had great natural hand placement, and was ready and prepared for her moment to shine.
I hope you enjoy this preview into Eliza’s day, when I was her Metro Detroit newborn photographer. My fall schedule is quickly booking; please make sure you reach out to schedule your session as soon as possible. I promise I can keep a secret, and love to celebrate your newest family member news, too!