newborn photography

life with a newborn :: mira

I remember when her big brother was very small, which was also the first time I met her mama and daddy. I admire the chill, peaceful atmosphere they create around themselves, and I think what a gift it is to be born into that. Mira was born when here family was living in the space between, having just left their house in the city, knowing it was time to move to something more able to support their growing family’s needs, but still waiting for the Right House to come on the market, they were temporarily staying with Monica’s mom. Two things I love about this:

1) That they’re having this sweet interlude with supportive extended family, and that this part of their story was included in their photojournalism session

2) That they didn’t wait for everything to be totally settled or just right to have photos done.

To be able to find contentment in the midst of change is a real gift, isn’t it?

Anyway, here’s a glimpse of some of the earlier days with sweet baby Mira….

life with a newborn :: eden montieth

Sometimes a newnborn photography session also turns out to be a saying-goodbye-to-our-first-home session. See, while Annah was laboring for Eden, they made an offer on a house that they’d long been waiting to come onto the market. New baby, new home, all in the span of a couple of days. It’s crazy, but it’s their awesome story of a good Father who sees and loves them.

Without further ado…

I’m currently book sessions like these, as well as Family Photojournalism sessions, for April onward. Reach out to book yours.

life with a newborn :: charlotte bennett

But she's going by Charlie. :)

And she's surrounded with cheerful noise and blur of activity in this family. She's already smiling like she likes it that way. 

This West Michigan newborn photographer will never grow weary of being near and capturing the nuanced and ever-shifting facial expressions of tiny babies in their parents' arms. If you're interested in a newborn session like this one for your own soon-coming baby, reach out while you're still pregnant. :)

life with a newborn :: annie grace

Last time I came out to this home where this sweetest of families resides, their third born was a fresh squish of a baby. And now there's a fourth baby, an unexpected by delightful exclamation mark at the end of their Growing A Family story. :) Annie Grace, you are treasure, and your coming has been an agent of such grace for your family. The world will be better with you in it. 

Brooke Collier is a Grand Rapids, MI based family and newborn photographer. Birth photography and birth attendant services also available at www.sisterbirth.com.