What Is a Sunrise Baby?
New Years Resolution: Now that I have a new computer, be better at sharing sessions so I don't have a giant backlog of folders...
So, let's start with the last baby I photographed who was born in 2022: Beau Phoenix!
He is a sunrise twin, which is a term I hadn't heard of before. Many people have heard of rainbow babies -the child that is born after a loss. My own son, now almost 11, is one. But sunrise sunset twins are when one baby survives and the other unfortunately does not. The surviving twin is the sunrise baby because the sunrise brings a new day and a sense of hope. The twin that passes in the womb is the sunset baby because it symbolizes the end of the day and the slow fade of light. It is incredibly sad, but also a beautiful recognition. Mom and Dad obviously wanted to incorporate this into their session in remembrance, so you'll see the onesie and sun images in his gallery represent this. I was a bit emotional photographing him with the onesie and definitely shed a tear or two while editing his gallery.
On another note, I have been photographing this family since big sister, Genevieve, was an infant. They came in for my Christmas session back in 2018 and then we did her cake smash a couple months later in January 2019. Now at 5 years old, she is the sweetest big sister and Jameson is the best big brother to keep them both in line!
I really do love seeing my clients grow year after year and watching their families add new additions and grow older. Although I specialize in baby's first year, I do offer limited edition sessions where older children and families can come for updated pictures. If you want to be on the list for those releases, make sure you sign up for my newsletter here.
Welcome to the world, Beau! You are surrounded by so much love and I know your twin is watching over you from heaven!
Newborn Baby Boy and Big Brother
I really LOVE when my friends have babies because I can get a few extra newborn snuggles in. And, it's a total bonus when they sleep this well and are this adorable!
Baby Joey was born at almost 10 lbs (Stacy, you are a ROCKSTAR!), 23" long, and with a head full of hair, naturally highlighted! Seriously, he is just too adorable for words. And big brother Tommy is the most cooperative 3 year old ever! Such a proud big brother, best buddies for life!
Newborn Baby Boy - West Grove, PA
Every newborn session I am prepared with props and a flow that I follow. However, I never know what the baby entering my door is going to feel like doing on any given day. When sweet Todd came in this morning, half awake, I was a bit worried. But, after a few minutes of snuggling him in the warm room with both the sound machine and baby shusher going, he fell into a deep sleep and ROCKED his session! Todd is one loved little boy, and I know he and big brother Oliver are going to be great buddies! You can already tell how much Oliver adores his new baby. And, mom and dad too! ;)
Pants, wrap, and bonnets from The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Curly felted layers from Ababa Baby Props
I am so happy to call this family, friends! I love everything about them and am so thankful they drove hours to come see me this morning for a shoot. They are all beautiful, inside and out, and tons of fun! I hope our kids can grow up close despite the distance between us. I'm also glad both sets of grandparents were involved because when Eli and Owen are older, they will cherish each and every picture they have with their family members.
I LOVE my job! I know I say it at least once a day, but I really do! And getting to snuggle 2 babies at once = heaven! I know mom and dad are so thankful for these 2 adorable nuggets and I am grateful that they trusted me to capture these memories for them. Welcome to the world Nicholas and Michael!
The day I was headed down for vacation with my family, I got a call from a local photog/friend in distraught. The mommy-and-me mini session she was supposed to have that evening got cancelled due to the overcast weather. So, after loading up the car, we booked it to the beach in torrential downpours, and got there before any rain made it. Although it was still overcast and no pretty sunset, I was greeted by these happy, smiling faces and knew it was going to be an awesome session. Just look how beautiful Megan is with her two adorable boys!! And their coordinating, not matchy-matchy, outfits were perfect!
Being in landlocked PA, I have never done a shoot at the beach, but boy am I glad I did. The sand brings out the best in skin tones as there's no green color cast to content with. Hallelujah!! The beach has always been my happy place, and maybe we'll have to start taking extra long vacations just so I can book sessions down there. Anyone up for it next year?! ;)
Spring Mini-Session Sneak Peeks
I am so excited to share with you some images from all the absolutely adorable and well-dressed kids I had in the studio last weekend for spring mini-sessions. I know the parents are anxiously awaiting their images, so I plan on getting galleries out tomorrow or Friday. But, for now, enjoy all the sneak peeks!
I was honored when this little guy's mommy contacted me to do his newborn session. Both of our oldest boys are in the same preschool class together, so of course I was more than happy to snuggle the newest member of the family! I came to their home on Sunday morning when baby Nolan was 4 days old, and he was a dream! He is going to have so much fun growing up with his 2 older brothers, Louie and Ryder.
Blue mohair wrap, white pants, and teddy bear hat - The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Tan sleepy hat - Props by Jeana
Stretch wraps - Custom Photo Props
I am Kristen Yeager, a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, babies, and children. I am based in Chadds Ford, PA (Chester County, right on the Delco border) but also serve West Chester, Unionville, Kennett Square, Glen Mills, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, West Grove, Oxford, Media, King of Prussia, the Mainline, parts of Lancaster County, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, northeast Maryland, and surrounding areas.