Emily Michelle, 7 Days New - Rising Sun Newborn Photographer

     From both a personal and professional standpoint, I am so happy to introduce to you my friend Amy's beautiful little darling, Emily Michelle who has FINALLY arrived! Emily was born on her mom's sister's birthday which makes her arrival EXTRA special! Aunt Lauren is surely through the roof with excitement to share a birthday with such a precious little girl. Captured at 7 days new, Emily was an absolute DREAM to work with. She had the hair, had the skin, the perfect lips, slept like a champ.... seriously.... she is every newborn photographer's dream baby! I can't help but swoon....

Emily, 7 days new

Emily, 7 days new

      Amy actually told me she was pregnant very early on, exactly a week before I delivered my own baby girl. We were getting pedicures to relax and hopefully bring on labor (which didn't work) and out came the big news while we soaked our toes! I had a small feeling she was pregnant, but hearing that news was music to my ears. Between the two of us we now have 4 children and each of them are tiny people we worried we would never have only 4 short years ago. What a blessing!

     Emily is Amy & Randy's second girl, and both girls were a surprise gender through the entire pregnancy. Much to my surprise, they couldn't have turned out more different looking! Abigail was born with no hair and a sweet, tiny face with zero interest in posing for newborn photos. Emily came out with lots of dark brown hair, round cheeks and slept solid the entire time! Abigail seems to really like being a big sister so far, but was just not feeling a photoshoot with me I'm guessing ;) It's a good thing I adore her and she can pull off any facial expression!

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.... and clearly not impressed.

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.... and clearly not impressed.

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.

     I shot this session with my trusty (but getting old) Canon 5D Markii, my workhorse that is my 50 mm f/1.4 and my 100mm f/2.8 macro. All of my lighting is studio with an Alien Bee, B400 and a giant Octobox. I hope you enjoy these beautiful images, which are only a few, from Emily's beautiful session! Thank you so much for reading and if you are interested in a session, get in the books as early as you can to ensure a wonderful experience with your little miracle!

I had to leave my hand in this shot, as it's just so special being able to capture these beautiful children! I make a living off of soothing newborns to sleep and photographing them.... I'm not quite sure how I got that lucky, but I am so very blessed. Thank you for those sweet smiles and snuggles, Emily! Another miracle in the books.

I had to leave my hand in this shot, as it's just so special being able to capture these beautiful children! I make a living off of soothing newborns to sleep and photographing them.... I'm not quite sure how I got that lucky, but I am so very blessed. Thank you for those sweet smiles and snuggles, Emily! Another miracle in the books.