Baby Mason was 7 days new when his family came for their newborn portrait session. His parents had opted to wait and learn their baby’s gender until the day of his birth, so planning this session was a fun challenge. We had ideas ready for either a girl or a boy baby.
Mason’s middle name is in honor of his Grandpa and Great-Grandpa whose favorite hobby was fishing. His mom told me that if they were having a boy, she would love to incorporate fishing into the baby’s newborn session, somehow. When I got the “It’s a boy!” message, I was excited to carry out this idea for her.
I sewed the little fishing hat and fish by hand with material I have been
hoarding saving. We are fortunate to have lots of old trees out back, and there always seems to be plenty of sticks laying around out there. Add a little jute twine and I had an instant fishing pole! Isn’t he cute?!
I was thrilled that Mason’s big sister Claire wanted to have photos with her baby. When they arrived for their session, I looked at Mason cuddled up in his carrier and said “Oh, he’s beautiful!” to his mom. Claire piped up and corrected me. “No, I’m beautiful. He’s handsome!” How right you are, little Miss Claire!
She was so sweet and gentle with her baby brother!
We took advantage of feeding time to focus on Claire and her pretty dress. It had the best skirt for twirling!
Mason’s mom also brought along this special bear made from one of his Great Grandpa’s shirts. I love how this photo turned out! Even though his Great Grandpa has gone on to Heaven, Mason will know how special he was and always have this connection to him.Oh, Mason, you were such a sweet baby to photograph. I pray that you will grow up happy and strong!