I have known Jack most of my life as we grew up together at a summer camp that we are both still very involved with. He and his wife, Andi, are dear friends and I was thrilled when they made the decision to make the trek from New Jersey to me for Elliott's newborn photos.
Unfortunately, Andi and Jack went through the heartbreak of a miscarriage before Elliott. So when I asked Andi if she had any specific requests for the session, she told me right away she wanted to incorporate some sort of rainbow shot for their precious rainbow baby. This is what I came up with, and I love the result!
Comfy on a cloud!
The other thing they mentioned was doing an ET set up. They came up with Elliott's name from the movie, so it only seemed fitting! I have to be honest though, when Jack sent me photos of the ET stuffed animal and the red hooded sweatshirt, I thought to myself, "OMG... WHAT am I going to do with that?!" About five minutes later inspiration hit and I was SO excited about these shots!
Jack is a music teacher, so I asked them to bring some sheet music for me to play around with, love how these turned out too.
Another rainbow shot.
Sweet little sleeper. This guy was so awesome, he slept the entire session and pretty much let us do whatever we wanted!
Some close ups, and another rainbow shot cause I just couldn't help myself!
Love him in this hat and little pants!
Jack and Andi kept commenting on how big Elliott's feet are, so we had to make sure to get a good close up shot of them!
Originally Andi said they didn't want any family shots and I said, "No, I'm taking family shots, you'll thank me later." She commented on how she liked a laying down shot she had seen me do before, so we made it happen and I absolutely love the outcome. They turned out awesome. Momma snuggling her sweet baby boy.
And of course a shot with Daddy!
And we finished up with some full family photos!
Jack and Andi, once again, thank you so much for making the trip from NJ and for the honor of photographing your beautiful family! I hope you love the photos as much as I do and that you cherish them forever. Nothing makes me happier than seeing you guys with your beautiful baby boy! Love all three of you!