I love repeat clients and the Watsons are about as loyal as they come! I’ve photographed many sessions for them over the past two years, but one of my favorites was their newborn session for their daughter, Abby, who is now 2. I was so honored to be asked to do a newborn session for them again for their brand new baby, Jack Thomas.
Jack (although technically a Watson) has “Plumley” written all over him. He makes these faces and it’s like looking at a baby version of his Uncle Tim, although I’ve only known Tim since high school when I became friends with their sister, Christy. Still following? Ha! The point is, I’ve known the Plumleys a LONG time and any photo session with them is always so easy and carefree and their like little replicas of each other. Adorable.
And speaking of the Plumley’s, I just so happened to do Jack’s cousin’s newborn shoot about 6 weeks prior to this. Such a good all around family — they’re down to Earth, tight knit, lovable, they genuinely care about you, and they’re so welcoming.
We held Jack’s newborn shoot at Lisa’s parent’s house. It was a nice way for Lisa and Matt to get rid of a little cabin fever and also it meant they didn’t have to get their house in order just after having a baby which I’m sure was a sigh of relief!
When I do a newborn session, I absolutely encourage family — including siblings to be in some of the photos. Their lives just changed drastically and will continue to do so for a while, so it only seems right to me to include them in all the excitement of a newborn. Abby is no stranger to my camera, and warms right up without much prompting at all.
Matt and Lisa are both glowing in their role as parents to two kiddos. Matt has such a bond with Abby and it’s pretty awesome to see them carrying on and playing despite this squishy newborn that’s come in to their lives. The cool thing about Matt and Lisa is one picks up where the other left off without missing a beat. Abby rarely gets anything past them and I’m sure it will be the same for Jack, though for now he's totally got them wrapped around his little fingers (and toes)!
I can attest to having kids two years apart being a challenge at times, but man is it rewarding. Matt and Lisa, congratulations on baby Jack!