little sister big sister
Once again, I am so honored that this family drove all the way from Hoboken for another newborn session with me. I photographed big sister, Clara, 2 years ago when she was a newborn and last month I had the pleasure of photographing their newest addition, baby Scarlett! I love that mom wanted to do some similar props and poses as big sister's session, but also some set-ups that were unique to baby sister. Looking at the big smile on Scarlett's face, I'd say she agrees!
Yelloooow, can you hear me? I'm in Pennsylvania dreaming about who you'll grow up to be...
Sorry, I had to 😂 Do you have that Adele song stuck in your head now?
Anyway, it's no secret that I absolutely love the color yellow and totally wish more parents would request it, both for boys and girls. I also love this little dude, Hayden, who was beyond amazing at his newborn session back at the end of January! He was one of those babies who let me move him in any position without a peep or twitch. As a newborn photographer, I recognize that it's not the norm, but it makes my job a lot easier!
And, can we also discuss how absolutely adorable he looks in that panda hat?!? Such a cute theme for a nursery and I hope mom and dad hang a big picture of him in his room! It would make up for the fact that dad is a big NY Jets fan instead of an Eagles fan (go birds!) Just kidding!
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 Sessions Are Back!
Baby Ashtyn was the first baby back in the studio for a posed newborn session. Born during the pandemic, she wasn't able to come in during the typical first 2 weeks of life, but at 6 weeks old, she proved that age is just a number! She was an AMAZING sleeper with a full belly, and that squish is perfection!!!
There are so many extra precautions being taken these days to ensure the safety of my little clients and their families, as well as my own. I'm so thankful parents put their trust in me to capture these extra special memories.
Adorable little Charlotte was in the studio last month for her newborn session, and she was simply as perfect as could be. She was so calm, and peacefully sleeping that she barely moved as I was posing her. Sweet Charlottle was also surrounded by SO much love as her parents, big sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother joined her. It was such a pleasure to meet them all and they love they have for her already was just radiating throughout the room.
Below are some of my favorites from her session and I cannot wait to see how they look on their new gallery wall and in Charlotte's nursery!
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.