Newborn: Baby W | Kansas City Family Photographer

Meet Baby W! I had the privilege of photographing his birth, so getting to see him two weeks later for his newborn session was a treat. He was awake and alert most of the time, and he is just precious! His parents love him fiercely. The three of them are a beautiful family together.

Newborn: Baby G | Kansas City Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

Those first days home with a baby are a whirlwind. You're adjusting to a big change in life—a good and oh so sweet change—you're cherishing moments with this sweet babe who will soon change, and if you're like the G family, you're also figuring out how to care for your toddler and baby at the same time. Getting to step into their world for a morning was especially special for me since my family had just gone through this stage a few months ago as we welcomed our second baby into our family. Will and Emily are wonderful parents — kind, loving and playful. And big brother is a super fun and busy guy. I'm guessing baby G is soon going to be watching him and doing his best to keep up! Here are some favorites from this adorable family's session.

Newborn: Baby T | Kansas City Family Photographer

This sweet girl has such a cool story behind her name! Both of her parents share an interest in photography, and her mom (Marissa) is a former college photography teacher and current photographer. While Marissa was in college studying photography, her grandfather (also a lover of photography) gave her his favorite camera, a Leica. Years later, as Michael and Marissa were making plans for their sweet baby's arrival, Michael chose the name Leica for their baby girl. The day sweet Leica was born was actually the same day Marissa's grandfather had passed away 8 years ago.

So as he left behind his Leica camera for Marissa, we, of course, used that in some of Leica's newborn photos. Whether she grows up also loving photography or not, Leica is so loved and has such a special story behind her pretty name. Here are some favorites from her session!

Newborn: Baby F | Kansas City Family Photographer

Loving life as a family of three, but excited and anxious to meet their second son and become a family of four. Nathan and Christa were in the same place a few months ago that my husband and I are in now, so getting to do this session with them was extra special! As they spent some of their first days home with their new baby, big brother was learning his new role and getting comfortable with the baby. And he was doing such a good job! Nathan and Christa were so patient with him, and baby brother was relaxed the entire time. If you can't tell, Nathan is a big Star Wars fan, so that set the theme for Baby F's nursery. They're doing an amazing job adjusting to this new stage of life, and it was a joy to capture some of their first moments as a family of four! Congratulations, F family!

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