At Home with Lo-Lo

San Diego Lifestyle Photographer: Leslie Patrice

I had the sweetest time photographing the newest addition to the Newberry family just a few days before Valentine’s day.  This little beauty, Logan, who they call “Lo-Lo”, graced their lives on February 2, 2016.   After packing up my new (used) Highlander [praise JESUS for a larger vehicle to tote around my own newborn and 2 year old], I headed out to the Newberry home.  When I arrived, Lea (mom), 11 days post partum (who looked AMAZING) helped me unload the car – posey pillow, blankets, blankets and more blankets, scarves, a crate, space heater, and on and on and on.  We chatted about the joys of newborns and laughed at the sleepless nights together as we headed towards their apartment.  Once inside, I was immediately drawn to the natural light just spilling out of the nursery!

Lea’s mom is my dear friend from the Rock church, who is by trade an interior designer, so I just knew this home was going to be super cute, and it was. The darling nursery simply brims with natural light and soft touches of cream, pink and gold – classic!  Lea joked that she managed to buy all of the items for the nursery “on her own” but then had no clue where to hang anything, so mom to the rescue.   Well mom did a crazy fantastic job.

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Little Lo-Lo was quite awake when I arrived, so we jumped right into mother-daughter shots. Even though my second daughter is only a few weeks older than Logan, it was still so sweet to hold a “tiny” baby.  You can’t help but get lost in their cuteness.  Finally, when she fell asleep – and that deep deep sleep that only newborns can do with ease (and adults crave), the real fun began – posing her any which way we pleased.  🙂  And mom was just stunning, so I’d be a fool to not capture her beauty as well!

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LNewberry-5LNewberry-6LNewberry-7After I spent way too long photographing in the nursery … way too long (I was having too much fun and of course you have to stop to make sure the little one is well fed and had a clean diaper), we moved to the living room to get dad in the picture.  The decor was perfect – soft gray and white, and so I asked dad to show me a few tops of his choosing, and we selected a purple-ish one that went perfectly with their decor and a scarf that had for the baby.  Every time I see a loving father doting on his baby girl, its like watching the manifestation of all that is pure and right with the world, you know what I mean?  In that moment you have to agree that she is the luckiest baby in all the world.  I think that every time my own husband snuggles with our two girls.  [ahhhh…..Okay, back to the blog!]    LNewberry-11LNewberry-10LNewberry-9LNewberry-12After some father daughter time, and a few family shots, dad had to go and it was just the girls again.  By this time, Lo-Lo was completely milk drunk and there was no waking her for awhile.   Isn’t she just perfect!  This family is like right out of a magazine cute!  We finished the session on the gray shag that I LOVE, and had a bit more fun with the wrap and a completely knocked out baby girl 🙂   All in all it was such a sweet time.  Speaking of time, I completely lost track of it and spent at least 4 hours with the Newberry family (and completely forgot about my own – eek!).  So my fond thoughts of this session were short lived as I raced home to relieve my sweet husband of a newborn and 2 year old, as he had to get to work himself.  Tis the season of chaos for sure, but my heart is glad to have forever captured such precious moments.LNewberry-14LNewberry-13LNewberry-17LNewberry-16

With gratitude toward God’s precious gifts,

Leslie

 

Tender Moments with Brittany and Ava

San Diego Lifestyle and Maternity Photographer: Leslie Patrice

Deets of this super fun session with my sweet friend Brittany forthcoming!

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