I first met Mom and Dad when I was pregnant with my oldest and Mom came in for a pin up shoot. Mom is an amazing actress and a model, Dad is a pilot. I love their creativity and the fact they will be raising Miss P to love dinosaurs and comic books. It was a lot of fun following their pregnancy on social media.
Mom decided to do Miss P's newborn shoot when she was just shy of 4 weeks old, and brought her big sister Ninja (Miss P's dog and future best friend).
Mom and Dad came in with some beautiful and creative ideas for Miss P's first photo shoot, Miss P had other plans for her shoot. She was cluster nursing that day and only wanted to be held, nursed and cuddled.
That was fine with me, we changed gears and did what made Miss P the most comfortable and happy. I loved that she was so content in her parents' arms. I also loved that I could tell how she was positioned in utero.... even though she was almost a month old, she was still a new baby in my eyes.
Since Dad is a pilot, Mom really wanted to get pics of Miss P in an aviator helmet hat made from a friend of theirs. It wasn't going to happen during our shoot, I suggested we come back to reshoot.
Working with children, there is always the option to reshoot... no reason to stress during the shoot, we can always get the shot on another day.
Here are some of my favorite images, I was honored that Mom chose me to document this special moment as a first time parents and of their little girl. She has worked with a lot of amazing photographers, thank you for choosing me.
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Little Brother A arrived at 37 weeks due to some complications at the end of the pregnancy.... I had the pleasure of photographing him at 6 weeks old, he is so so sweet. I love preemies!
Big Brother C is 2 years old and is beyond adorable. He is Dad's buddy and I was loving how he mimicked his Dad's stance and expressions.
Mom had them dressed in cute Big Brother and Little Brother shirts, I enjoy simplicity in wardrobes so I may focus on the kids and their personalities. While Mom was feeding Little Brother, I gave Big Brother his own mini shoot.... he followed direction beautifully.
We put the boys on the bed, I was very impressed with Big Brother's gentle nature towards his Little Brother. When my girls were that age Viola pushed Oona away after a minute or so.
We even got a little smile out of Little Brother, I was so happy!
It was a relaxing and easy shoot, too many great images to choose from.
It was a bit bittersweet since I knew this would be the last newborn shoot in my studio I've been in for over 3 years..... I am so glad I got to share that experience with this wonderful family. Can't wait to move into my own storefront on March 1! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Brothers shoot.... it was really hard to narrow them down.
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It was time to update Viola's images for her agency Lily's Talent, so I pulled out the camera and did an impromptu shoot with the girls. Viola listened to every cue I gave and we were done in under two minutes. She loves being in front of the camera again.
Oona was having a blast, she is so much fun at this age. Dad even got in for a nice photo of the two of them.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from our mini shoot at our house. The light was absolutely perfect coming in.
I adore these kids and I love that Mom brought them into the studio to have their Valentine's Day portraits taken.
Max is a little love who I first met when he was 6 months old. I had the pleasure of meeting Alexandra Rose and photographing her when she was just 18 hours old, you may see those pictures HERE. It is so much fun watching them grow.
Happy Valentine's Day! In celebration I wanted to share these little cutie pies and my favorite photos from their shoot.
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I had the absolute pleasure of photographing 2 week old Sarah this week. I have known her Mom since I was around her older sister's age (Lizzie turns 2 later this month). An added treat was that their Grandmother was there when I came to visit. It is always nice seeing the Moms I grew up around.
Lizzie had yet to hold her little sister and actually warmed up to the camera when we let her. After she was done holding Sarah and eating her cookies, she wanted to dance, jump and pose for my camera. That girl is a little performer!
Sarah is a sweet and loving little baby, I was so impressed that she stayed awake the whole time I was there! She did let us know that the shoot was over and it was time to nurse, so I took her cue and packed up my camera.
Lizzie and Sarah are around the same age difference as my girls. I can't wait to see them grow up and become the best of friends.
Here are some of my favorite images from their shoot (I absolutely LOVE crying newborn pics, so included a few).
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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.