Lydia Newborn | Edmonton

26 February 2017 | Newborn

Gareth photographed this lovely family’s maternity session, and holy man he nailed it. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to go check it out here. Now it was time to welcome Lydia, and to capture her as a newborn.

Salish brought along her great grandmother’s shawl to both the maternity session as well as the newborn session, so we used it quite a bit with Lydia. When people bring something like that along to a shoot, it’s like great grandma is holding this new baby. It’s so meaningful.

They also brought along Brian’s pink boxing glove, and his Jiu Jitsu Gi jacket, which Lydia obviously loved because she’s grinning while she’s lying in it! The final addition to their session was a bracelet that had been Brian’s as a child.

All of these things added such a personal dynamic to their shoot, and gave their photos such an original quality. It’s not ever necessary to bring these kinds of props, but if you have them, they’re so fun to incorporate.

It has been such a pleasure getting to know you guys! We really hope we get to see you all again, and help document Lydia as she grows.