On Saturday, April 30th, 2022, we had the privilege of meeting & photographing the newest member of the Iverson Fam; Baby Blaise Van.
At just 4 days new, this sweet boy was the star of the show; debuting those chunky cheeks and that itty bitty forehead wrinkle (gaahhhh). In addition to all that cuteness, he was so well behaved; only yelling at us when mom attempted to pick his boogies ;)
Let's start with a little back story. Our first session with this family was back in 2019; a super hot couple's session, surrounded by nature, in Great Falls, MD. Fast forward a few years, and the Iverson's are expecting their first baby boy (Yayyy!) We choose to shoot their Glam Maternity Session a bit closer to home, utilizing a local Southern Maryland gem, Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, MD. The session was magical and the photos were just phenomenal (see below).
A few short weeks later, Baby Blaise was here!
The Pre-Planning. This planning of this session was little unconventional compared to most. With almost any Newborn or Fresh-48 Session, as the due date approaches, you go into a "stand-by mode". We weren't exactly certain which day mom & baby would be released so we had to play it by ear and keep a flexible schedule. We received the confirmation on Friday, and photographed the family that very next day.
Location: A stunning waterfront home in Southern MD; bursting at the seems with natural light and a perfect neutral color palette. As for outfit selections, choosing baby's outfit first seems to alleviate a lot of the stress here and then coordinate the remaining outfits from there. Baby B was in an adorable burnt orange zip-up one-piece with a matching hat; Mom picked out an all white, floor length lace gown; and Dad leveled out the palette with a simple patterned, dark maroon shirt, and medium toned blue jeans. In my opinion, coordination is key :)
Its Photo Day. This specific session was on the calendar for less than 24 hours, but we totally rocked it. Upon our arrival, we were surprised to see Baby B wide awake and looking around with curiosity. That sweet treat lasted a brief few minutes before he fell asleep; nestled so snuggly between mom & dad. The rest of the session flowed ever so smoothly, and lasted about 90 minutes. Overall, the entire session was super laid-back, and moved along at its own perfect pace.
from the clients' prospective:
We found Avail Visuals some years back when looking for a Videoagrapher for my best friends wedding. I was taken back by their skill and talent. Their eye for beauty and how they capture it behind the lenses is truly an art. My husband and I have used them for so many personal shoots now and each time their photos are more astonishing than the last. They truly are a dream team that will leave you speechless with their work.
“A NEW BABY MARKS THE BEGINNINGS OF ALL THINGS –
WONDER, HOPE, AND A BEAUTIFUL DREAM OF POSSIBILITIES.” —UNKNOWN
Having a child is the sweetest, most precious gift you could ever receive. When I first became a new mom, now over 8 years ago, I remember feeling an instant connection the moment my eyes saw her. Almost instantaneously, a strong wave of emotions came over me, and I cried. A good ol’ ugly cry too! I let it all out! She was just so beautiful and so perfect, and she was mine- i made her! I carried her, I birthed her. She was apart of me- the best part.
Year by year, Ive watched her grow and blossom into this beautiful, kindhearted little human that wants to help the world, save the animals, and above all else, loves her Mama.
I never knew what was missing in my life until the day I met our Kennedy Olivia- so pure and full of life. In just one breath, she made me: a Mother, a protector, a teacher, a singer, a storyteller, a dreamer, a fort builder, a motivational speaker, a boo-boo healer, and an avid googler. And for these moments & memories, I will be eternally grateful.