I recently had the honor of meeting this sweet family for their lifestyle newborn session at home in Columbia, SC. There was such a calm sweetness to their session, from the way mom and dad looked at their baby boy with such love and tenderness to the way their little one snuggled up on his dad’s chest and drifted off to sleep. They were so content to snuggle up together and just be with one another—drinking in the moments of this new season of life.
Lifestyle Newborn Session at Home
Destiny and Gemal’s newborn session in the comfort of their home was such a beautiful way to document their transition into parenthood. Their incredible love story has endured time and distance; the two of them met through the Army during training and have spent much of their relationship apart from one another. This is the first time in their four years together that they will be living in the same house, let alone the same state, so these portraits truly hold a special meaning for their little family! It was so obvious how excited they are to be building new rhythms as a family together at home, and I loved being able to capture those memories for them!
Lifestyle newborn sessions at home often lend themselves to comfort and simplicity… in the best way possible. These portraits are the perfect time to capture all of those little details that will one day remind you just how tiny your baby was. I love focusing on new parents as they admire their baby, or snuggle up with them as they just relax into the moment.
Another thing I loved about this session was hearing a little bit about Destiny’s birth story. I’m always so honored when other women want to share their experiences with me—it’s truly one of my favorite parts of newborn sessions! There’s something incredibly special about connecting with other moms over those moments, and helping them know how strong and incredible they are!
Destiny and Gemal—it was such a joy to share this time with you both! Both of you are already such naturals at this parenting thing, and I loved seeing how the two of you have already found a rhythm working together as you navigate parenthood. It was a joy to be able to capture this new season of life for you, and I hope that you treasure these memories for years to come! Big hugs to all three of you! 💙