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Meeting Charlotte – Family Lifestyle Photography

We can always look back at what we did
All these memories of you and me baby
But right now it’s you and me forever girl
And you know we could do better than anything that we did
You know that you and me, we could do anything

You and me together, we could do anything, Baby
You and me together yeah, yeah

Dave Matthews Band, “You and Me”

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Every baby has a unique birth story, and Charlotte’s is no different. It involved a very long labor, a napping Darth Vader, a superhero hospital security guard, and a race to the finish against the baby down the hall (which she proudly won).

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We waited breathlessly for Charlotte to arrive for days, and stubborn as she was to enter this world, she finally joined us in late January. She has been gracing her parents’ world for nearly 3 full months, and I finally had a chance to go to NYC to meet her earlier this month.

I was so happy when her mom asked me to come and do a casual lifestyle shoot in their home. Everyone was comfortable around the camera, and Charlotte’s personality became the focus of our time together. The location was intimate enough to highlight their interactions and let us have fun. It allowed for Mom and Dad to focus on having fun and know that we could feed, change, and sleep when needed. Babies are rather particular about getting their food and naps on time. Who knew?

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At 10 weeks, Charlotte’s becoming a little mockingbird, repeating the sounds her Mama makes:





and echo the New Kids on the Block refrain her Daddy sings to her:



The munchkin is a genius.

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I also scored a bonus when I came to visit Miss Charlotte: Granny Jean had extended her visit from VA for one more day, so I got to include her in some of the family photos, and got a sweet three generation opportunity as well.

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Thank you, Charlotte, for letting me come to NYC to photograph you with your parents and granny. Your parents love you more than they could have dreamed, and it’s written all over their faces when they look at you. Treat them well, let them sleep some nights, drink your milk and laugh when you’re happy. They couldn’t ask for much more.

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Contact me to schedule your own in-home lifestyle session!

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