Let me introduce you to this handsome little boy at just 9 days old! I’m over the moon excited to share this post with you. This is Mr. Cohen. I’ve been photographing his big sister and his parents for quite awhile now, and when they told me they were expecting a second little one I was overjoyed! These guys are all amazing to work with, and I was super excited to have another one in the family!
I photographed their announcement pictures last year around Christmas time. They had the cutest idea to have a mini session to photograph their announcement and put the images on their Christmas cards to announce to family and friends. It was such a cute idea, and I was so happy and honored to be a part of it.
Shortly after we did their announcement pictures, this family decided they wanted to choose my Grow With Me Premium Package. This is such an incredible package as it includes a maternity session, newborn session, 6 month session, and a 1 year session with a cake smash! Did you know you get a custom leather-bound album at the end of the first year to showcase all your favorite images from each of the sessions during the year when you select this package? Then you also receive a special discount at each session! It’s amazing!
We started out with their maternity session this summer (check out the images here). These parents are definitely far more patient than I ever could be as they wanted to wait until the baby was born to find out if they were having a boy or a girl. So once this little guy was born, they sent me a picture message of him saying it was a boy and his name was Cohen. And boy was he perfect! I was so happy for them to have a little girl and now a little boy!
We did Cohen’s newborn pictures at 9 days old. I really like to have my newborn sessions at the age of 5-10 days old. This is when newborns are still able to bend and curl up nicely to get those more natural newborn poses.
The things I love most about this particular session are the images with his big sister and his mom. I absolutely love to showcase the love and bond within a family, and you can see the love radiating from both his sister and his mom. His big sister was so kind and gentle with him. And I love how you can see how much his mom loves him with her gentle snuggles!
Some of the other shots I love to capture during a newborn session are the detail shots of their hands and feet. They are only this tiny and small with those delicate features for a short amount of time, so capturing this is something I always do. Those tiny features just melt my heart!
Please check out a few of my favorite images from Cohen’s 9 day old newborn session. Enjoy!
Amanda Oakes Photography specializes in family, child, wedding, newborn, senior and maternity photography in the Quad Cities and the surrounding area including but not limited to Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Muscatine, IA, Aledo, IL and Rock Island, IL.