Welcome to the world, baby Avery! This newborn lifestyle session took place in my Rockville home earlier this month. Parents Alli and Chris didn’t have a professional photographer when they got married a few years ago, so I’m SO glad that they invested in one this time around to remember this special time in their lives. Alli messaged me excitedly about what to wear leading up to the session. As with all my clients, I love embracing a minimalist approach to my newborn lifestyle sessions. In an age where I see so many photos of babies in all sorts of gravity-defying poses, with extensive props all over the Internet, I find that lifestyle newborns allow the family to embrace one another and truly interact. Alli and Chris wholeheartedly welcomed my approach, and showed up with the best outfits to showcase THEM- simple swaddles to keep the focus on Avery and the new adventure they are embarking on. I love how quiet and graceful their relationship showed up on film. See examples of my other newborn lifestyle sessions here and learn about my lifestyle newborn photography philosophy here.