Mom contacted me before her youngest daughter was born to set up her newborn shoot. She let me know that her daughter was going to be born with Down Syndrome and was unsure as to when we could schedule her shoot. Believe it or not, baby N was born the day after Mom reached out!
We set up N's shoot and the family came to my studio today when she was 2 weeks old. Her older sister is 22 months and was a bit hesitant about what was going on at the beginning. I saw her tenderness towards her little sister and it reminded me a lot of my girls when Oona was around N's age. I love photographing sisters who are close in age like my girls are. It brings back sweet memories of an extremely stressful period in our lives. Watching others handle it with such ease brings such joy to me. I felt I was stumbling through every moment and barely surviving each day.
Baby N was the amazing. She stayed awake for her whole shoot and was even posing for my camera.
Mom brought the cutest blankets, wraps and headbands. She was prepared and I love that!
We did have some ideas of her older sister and her, but older sister didn't want to cooperate until the very end. I was patient and didn't put my camera down until we caught some sweet shots of the girls together.
There were so many adorable shots of baby N, I had a hard time choosing. Here are some of my favorites from her shoot.
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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.