When Suzy reached out to us to capture the images of Isiah’s first moments outside of Mommy’s belly we were filled with jubilation as we were recommencing with both Paul and her to write the next chapter of this young family’s expedition through life. Isaiah, 7 lbs & 13oz was born at 12:45pm on February 12, which worked well, because it is so important to capture those first moments within the first 14 days of being born. Earlier on we were with Paul and Suzy to share in their wedding day and we documented Isiah while still hidden away in anticipation of entering into this crazy journey we call life. This familiarity with how we tell our client’s stories through a mix of creative and stylized portraits attributed to the amazing captures of Isaiah in his first portrait session.
Whenever seizing those first moments for newborn babies we try to chronicle their size in the first days of their existence because with each passing day, they will grow and change and will mould their own distinctiveness. Before they come to have their own elegance and sophistication we like find ways to fuse the identities of both parents into those first images, when they really don’t have a say in what style is projected or what they wear. Now before you think “poor baby”, think back into your childhood and remember that distinctive photo that your parents absolutely love and that you absolutely look at and wonder what your parents were thinking?
When we showed up Paul was all decked out in tie and shirt and instantly, we knew we had to inject that into their session. Suzy is a teacher, so that opened the door to some imaginative concepts that created stunning imagery and created some tender moments for Baby Isaiah. What really did the trick with this couple was that, while they had some idea of what they wanted in the end result, they had full confidence in allowing us to use our ingenuity and artistic vision to illustrate the importance of this moment. This little man was such a delight to document, filled with inquisitive looks of curiosity as to who we were and what we were doing with this big black thing focused on him.