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Owen | Lifestyle Documentary Newborn Session | Bridgewater Massachusetts

This summer I had the privilege of photographing Adrianna and her baby boy Owen while we visited Owen at the hospital, and then again once he was finally home after a long wait. Owen is a preemie and was born at 35 weeks, and I have been so totally amazed at Adrianna's strength and grace as she navigates this challenge with her new family.

Strength doesn't always mean putting on a brave face - strength is asking for help, it is waking up at 2AM to make sure your baby has milk and driving 30 minutes to the hospital multiple times a day to cuddle and feed, it is riding each wave as it comes and putting this tiny persons needs before your own over and over again.

I don't want to pretend to understand an experience I've never been through, but watching friends grow into such incredible mothers has showed me motherhood can be darkness and light, heartbreak and joy, all at once. And seeing this family home, finally together, makes it worth every difficult moment.

In Home Lifestyle Family Photography Session | The Connelly Family | Dagny Kream Photography

As we sat in Sabrina's living room listening to Hunter read and playing games together, a huge smile spread across my face. I had asked the kids to pretend that I was invisible, to act like I was a friendly ghost with a camera, and they were totally happy to skip the fake smiles and matching outfits and cuddle up with mom on the couch.️

It's nice to have a great photo of everyone looking into the camera and smiling, but these quiet in between moments are the memories that will make you cry and fill your heart up when you look back on your images in 10, 15 or 20 years.

If you're not familiar with lifestyle family photography, I'd love to share more about this incredible experience with you. This is nothing like how you've been photographed before, so throw your expectations out the window. It is all about capturing the in between moments of your life naturally and authentically. We can bake cookies, build a blanket fort, throw a ball in your backyard or read a book together. Your daughter can dress like a dinosaur, your son can wear his favorite Paw Patrol t-shirt.
We'll laugh, and cry, and have spontaneous dance parties in the living room. You'll receive beautiful images that you can print and hang on your walls to remind you every day of the little moments you love so much.

Now is the time to start planning your in-home family lifestyle photography session. Spring months are booking up fast! Most families book 1-3 months in advance for this experience.