Kat is an amazingly talented hair and makeup artist I have been working with for 3 years on fashion and beauty shoots as well as for clients with my Revival Pinups Studio.
Kat is a great friend and has a larger than life personality, she is a twin and comes from a big family. She took my oldest Viola to the movies with me for the first time and has also been around for some fun and scary moments for me as a Mom.
Miguel enters the picture..... turns out I have known Miguel for about 20 years from the Chicago music scene. From their first date I told her that Miguel was the one.
I get a text after they had been living together for awhile, they are HAVING A BABY!!! I was so happy for them, I actually had tears of joy.
According to Kat, I tell it like it is I don't sugar coat. I became a sounding board throughout her pregnancy (I was in the middle of 45 consecutive months of being pregnant and nursing), and I loved hearing updates. I was honored when she asked me to photograph their birth announcement.
I was even more honored when she asked me to take his first photos. I suggested we do the shoot in 2 parts, first in the hospital within the first 20 hours of his arrival. There is something calm and wise about babies within the first 24 hours, the way they look at the camera I just can't explain. It's like a wise old person is trying to share secrets with me. I absolutely love photographing newborns within the first 20 hours.
Augustus "Auggie" Christopher arrived into the world on April 24 at 10:48pm after over 40 hours of labor. He is 8lbs, 20" long and shares his Birthday with 2 of his Uncles. He is stubborn, he is sweet and he is absolutely adorable.
I am so proud of his Mother, she is an amazing woman and is so strong and fierce. I came in to meet Auggie yesterday and I have never seen a Mom up and about like she was less than 24 hours after the type of labor that she endured. He is such a lucky little man.
Here are some of my favorite images from his first ever photo shoot. I brought along a blanket my Grandmother made for my birth that I have photographed countless babies in, I love to share the love.
Congratulations again Mom and Dad..... I can't wait to see this lil man grow and witness the love you all have grow.
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Lori K Sapio Photography
I'm a mother, who is also a Photographer who specializes in Portraiture, Family, Kids, Newborns, Boudoir, Fashion, Glamour, Pinup. On location or in my Chicago photography studio.