Ella Raven - Newborn Session

Ten pinchable toes. Two twinkling eyes. One sweet baby. World, meet Ella. 

I was amazed that Ella stayed awake for almost the entire session. She remained calm and content - I'm convinced she just didn't want to miss anything! 

Jason and Jin were delighted to welcome Ella into their new family of five! When Jin and I were preparing for their session, she shared with me how important it was to her that I document the whole family together. Both Jason and Jin have busy careers as physicians. But they consider family time as SACRED; Jin wanted to be sure that I captured their love and laughter. Of course we snuck in a few posed family shots, but I loved how Jason and Jin encouraged me to embrace a more documentary style approach to our session. It's incredible how the demeanor of children changes when you stop telling them what to do! 

I was happy to sit in the living room and observe big brother Cameron (almost four years old) and big sister Cara (two) playing. They schooled me on fun dinosaur facts and figures. I'm pretty sure they are on their way to becoming respected paleontologists. 

Jin's mom was also present to welcome her precious granddaughter. I was delighted to capture three generations of strong, beautiful women in one frame. 

We concluded our time with a family pillow fight. Don't worry, Baby Ella was safely tucked away in her moses basket, a wicker bassinet shared by her siblings as infants. I have a feeling that Ella will be joining in on the jumping and wrestling fun in no time! 

Many thanks to the Raven family - I just loved spending time with you!