I had the honor of photographing the Stark family for their maternity session when Whitney was pregnant with Eli and now he’s here! Eli arrived a few weeks ago and he is perfect! To say Eli is a fighter is an understatement. When he was just a week old, he was hospitalized in the ICU with meningitis. He and his family were covered in prayers and sweet baby Eli showed great improvement within a few days and was able to go home! Praise God!
Due to the circumstances (Eli recovering for meningitis and Whitney recovering from a c-section), we postponed the session until everyone was healthy and feeling well. (Just a little note: When inquiring about newborn sessions, many photographers will recommend for sessions to be done when newborns are 5 days old to 14 days old. This time frame helps so the sweet babes stay asleep longer and possibly posed in different poses; however, the best time to photograph your newborn is when you are ready. I have photographed newborn babies at just hours old in the hospital to three months old. )
So for this session, we had just a few minutes to take portraits of big brother Ian and Adam with Eli and Whitney. Adam has to work and Ian had a fun day at school ahead! So all of the portraits of Ian and Eli together and all of the family portraits you are about to see below were taken in under 15 minutes! Also, check out the beautiful styling Whitney put together for the family portraits. (Fun fact: I took those portraits from their kitchen.)
Whitney, Adam, Ian, and Eli – thank you for being such an amazing family and I hope you treasure these photos for a lifetime! Eli, welcome to world sweet boy! The world is a crazy, beautiful place and with your big brother Ian, mommy, and daddy by your side, you will have so many adventures! Enjoy the ride little guy!