November 22, 2016

Philadelphia Newborn Photographer | Fishtown | Harper

Family

Becky and Josh’s newborn session was held on a rainy day in their Fishtown home.  The baby was less than two weeks old.  When I arrived, Becky bounded down the stairs to greet me.  I thought I must have been in the wrong house.  She moved around with complete ease.  (A total jerk, I know!)

The windowlight was perfection that day.  Soft light fell on this brand new family and I could not get enough!

mom and dad in love with newborn baby girl new parents in babys nursery in black and white

Josh and Becky thought they were having a boy for sure.  Everyone thought so.  The way she carried the baby, that she didn’t lose any of her good looks, cravings, etc.  All signs pointed to boy.

mom and dad changing newborn baby girl on bed

And then she arrived.  Harper Vale.  A beautiful, perfect little girl.

newborn baby girl smiling in Philadelphia family session

The H in Harper came from Heather, Josh’s sister who passed away before he was born.  The V came from Becky’s great grandmother.

sleeping newborn baby girl on moms lap family picture with mom dad and newborn baby girl in Philadelphia

Becky misses running the most though I’m sure she’ll get back to it soon enough.  She ran the Broad Street Run at 19 weeks pregnant.  Josh just finished the New York City marathon.  This kid has some swift little genes!

newborn baby girl feet and toes father and newborn baby girl portrait newborn baby photo session in Fishtown with parents at window

As with all newborn sessions, there were plenty of breaks and a few demands.  I know that one does not question the model’s orders.

dad bops crying baby girls nose at photo session mother nursing newborn with father

The pink crocheted blanket is a family heirloom.  Little Harper was the perfect fit for it.

sleeping naked baby girl on crocheted pink blanket

Congratulations, Josh and Becky, on your adorable new sugarplum!

naked-newborn-baby-girl-on-modern-striped-bed-in-philadelphia

“Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life.” 
~ Nuno Bettencourt

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