I could write a whole series about the challenges of giving birth and all things newborn during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I have not blogged in months because, quite frankly, it is overwhelming at times to process it all!

This beautiful family booked me last fall, so we had been months in the planning. The original plan was to document a Fresh 48 session in the hospital after their baby was born. Among mom’s priorities were capturing images of big sister meeting the new baby, and capturing all those sweet little newborn details. Mom had a previous preterm delivery so had hoped that she would make it to term this pregnancy and avoid the long NICU stay they had experienced last time. Unfortunately, she ended up delivering two months early, in the middle of the early shutdowns. To say it was frightening for them, would be an understatement.

in home session during COVID pandemic

This meant there was no documenting either in the hospital or in the NICU and even visits from both parents were tough to navigate for fear of coming and going from the hospital in the middle of our first surge.

sweet sister at home during an in home newborn session in Las Vegas

Luckily, as this sweet girl was able to come home from the NICU two months later, we had just started to open back up again and photographers allowed to operate at limited capacities, so mom reached out to me and we altered our original plan to an in-home newborn session. I just love how it turned out!

big sister checking out all the details of her baby sister
sweet moment between newborn and her big sister at home in Las Vegas

I just love that this family has such a positive outlook and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Big sister felt so comfortable at home and so much more at ease with her baby sister after having her home for a week before their session.

using a neutral colored bedroom for in home newborn session.
helping toddlers feel comfortable during in home newborn session in Las Vegas
including siblings in in home newborn session
mom and older sibling snuggling during an in home newborn session in Las Vegas

My COVID precautions include frequent hand washing, sanitizing items between sessions, using new items for items that cannot be properly sanitized, and wearing a mask at all times. I keep my distance as much as possible as well. Your safety is so important to me and something I take very seriously.

adorable moment between mom and her two daughters during in home newborn session
big sister with her mom during their newborn session
dad and his two daughters during in home newborn session
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mom and dad using window light during in home newborn session in Las Vegas

This family was so smitten with this little one, and it was so beautiful to watch. I just loved mom’s outfit choices and color palette, they were true perfection.

dad with his newborn daughter using natural window light
beautiful pose with mom and baby on bed in home newborn session
sweet image of a dad holding his newborn baby girl at home

I am so grateful that this family trusted me in their home during a time of so many unknowns, and am so happy we were able to capture such beautiful images for them to have forever. Mom is so great at printing her images and I have no doubt they are already hanging on their beautiful walls.

beautiful black and white image of dad and baby
mom and baby at home during newborn session
using props during in home newborn session in Las Vegas
sweet newborn details during in home newborn session in Las Vegas
in home newborn session using window light in Las Vegas

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