That's where lifestyle newborn photography comes in. A super nice photographer comes to your home. She plays with your kids while Baby finishes her nap and eats her next meal. Instead of growls from the three year old, you hear "Take my picture too!". Everyone has fun for an hour and then she leaves, and you wonder "Was that really family pictures? That was too easy."
Even better. Those are photographs that you wish you could take while you're busy living life. You try to burn them in your brain: how your son looks with his favorite Superman cape on, how your daughter looks twirling in the sunlight, how your oldest boy scrunches his eyebrows when he's playing Star Wars on the piano. Those are the scenes that you feel slipping through your fingers as time marches on.
But now they're caught. Now you have them forever and ever. You know, teenage blackmail if needed. But more likely, that wedding video when Superman is all grown up and wearing a much different kind of suit.
This photo shoot was done as assignment for an awesome class I took through Chic Critique forum with the amazing Lindsay Silsby (Pied Piper Photography) and Summer Murdock Photography.