lifestyle newborn photography

Snuggly Lifestyle Newborn Session | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

Every family is unique and so is every session! The goal of my business is to offer a custom experience for all the families I serve. I want to meet your needs and create memories to last generations. Custom packages are available and I love working with families to tell a complete story!

I was able to capture the gender reveal, maternity and now the newborn memories for this wonderful family. I’m incredibly humbled and thankful for their trust! We’ve become good friends on the journey and meeting their beautiful son was the icing on the cake…

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.

— Kartini Diapari-Oengider

My 2018 calendar is officially full, friends! Although I can no longer take on family sessions this year, I am scheduling newborn sessions. If you are due in late 2018 or early 2019, let’s get your due date on the calendar! I’d love to capture these moments for your family.

Best,

Erin

Relaxed and Cozy Lifestyle Newborn Session | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

I have approached lifestyle newborn sessions in the same laid back manner starting my photography journey. I always knew the feeling I wanted parents and siblings to experience when they looked back on these pictures. Once I gave myself permission to chase that feeling, the rest fell into place. 

When an expecting Mom reaches out and mentions how much she loves the lifestyle approach, my heart is so full. I know she gets it and is all about embracing the messy, beautiful chaos that is life with babies and kids.

The stress of picture day is tough, but a lifestyle session gives parents the ability to relax. We keep our expectations real, because...kids! 

I adored my time with this family and had been looking forward to meeting their new baby girl all Summer! Her sweet big bros are ready to teach her all about dinosaurs and legos. :)

Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move mountains.

If you are expecting in 2018 or early 2019, I'd love to chat with you! :)

xo

Erin

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And Baby Makes Three | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

There's a sweetness and an awe surrounding a new baby.

Bringing him home. 

Staring at her face. 

Counting eyelashes and memorizing every inch of those perfect cheeks. 

It's a time that passes quickly... and years later, those memories can feel a bit misty. Maybe from exhaustion or just the marching on of time - but I cling to the early memories I have of my own babies. 

Pictures help me process how tiny they once were. Especially now that they seem to be growing at total warp speed! All elbows and knees. Hold me. #sob

Lifestyle newborn sessions present an opportunity to capture those early days. I loved meeting this new family of three last week. Well, 3 1/2 if you include Tank the big bro pup! ;)

You guys, this sweet boy was such.a.dream. I love when newborns are contently awake for most of the session because I can capture all those unique facial expressions. 

Welcome home little one, you are cherished...

A baby is an inestimable blessing.
— Mark Twain

If you are expecting, I am taking on lifestyle newborn sessions through 2018! Drop me a note below with your due date and let's chat. :)

Best,

Erin

 

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Relaxed, Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

There are a few things that really test our patience in life. Waiting for a baby must be #1, right?!

After this couple's gorgeous maternity session in Virginia Beach, I was so excited to meet their baby girl. I knew they were counting down the days, and that anticipation was infectious. 

On the morning of their session, this sweet baby girl was wide eyed and alert most of the time, which I loved. She did not want to miss anything, and arched her head back to take it all in. Her favorite thing to observe were her parents' faces and the ceiling fan! ;) 

Sharing a few from our very relaxed, in-home lifestyle newborn session. These are just a handful of favorites from our morning together! 

No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.
— Kristen Proby

Are you expecting this Summer or Fall? I would love to capture your family's story! 

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Welcome Home, James! | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

I knew after meeting this couple at their maternity session, they were going to make amazing parents! Getting to finally see them hold their baby boy was such a joy. These three are blessed beyond words and I'm so honored I could capture their story.

When I arrived, new Mom, Mollie mentioned how awesome my job is - that I get to photograph new babies. I couldn't agree more! I never imagined I'd be a photographer one day - certainly not one who has the gift of photographing newborns during their first days at home. I love exploring Hampton Roads with couples and helping share their story of expectation and parenthood. What a gift!

James was prayed over so much, and the fact that he is home with them right now is a beautiful testimony. Mollie created such a gorgeous nursery for him as well - adorable!

Sharing just a few favorites from our morning together...

I love posing Dads with their brand new littles. Something about them fitting in their hands for just a short window of time....what a sweet memory to look back on someday. 

The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.
— Olivia Wilde

I love including fur siblings! :)

Mollie made this blanket herself for baby James! So cozy and sweet. :)

Did you know I offer a maternity/newborn package? Yep! Bundle both sessions together and tell the complete story. Drop me a note using the contact form below and let's chat!

Best,

Erin

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Bringing Home Baby Boy | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

I can honestly tell you, I was almost as excited for this sweet boy's arrival as his parents - LOL! After our lifestyle maternity session, I couldn't wait to return once baby Knox arrived home. I knew all that anticipation and excitement captured from the maternity session was going to carry over perfectly for this next chapter.

If you missed their maternity session, you can view it HERE

There were a few poses that I wanted to revisit for their newborn session, and since I knew the light in their home pretty well at this point - it was a breeze. And can we just talk about how absolutely CHILL Knox is?! I know that's easier for me to say as an outsider, since I'm not there for the 2am feedings - BUT, seriously. He was an absolute dream during his session. Content, alert and sleepy when we needed him to be. He made eye contact with the camera like he knew it was his morning to shine. ;)

And Kristi and Chris - the joy on their faces is absolutely beautiful. So blessed and honored to capture their story!

Babies are such a nice way to start people.
— Don Herrold

I'm so excited for May and all the due dates on my calendar! If you're expecting, I'd love to work with your family. :) Contact me at eammonsphotos@gmail.com for more details!

Best,

Erin

Party of 6! | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

Two years ago, I photographed the arrival of this sweet family's 3rd baby. Since then, I've formed a great friendship with Mom, Emily. Let me tell you, this lady is -incredible-. She makes me want to be a better person when I witness her patience and grace. I love surrounding myself with strong women who are passionate about their faith, family and interests. 

Emily has taken my photography education workshops and grown into a fantastic photographer! I've shared some of her images here on the blog before and I'm continually blown away by what she shares in our Facebook groups. When her hubby inquired about gifting her a newborn session as a Christmas present last year - I was thrilled! It's the BEST compliment to photograph a family more than once.

We waited for a sunny morning and I loved getting to visit with her kiddos again. I'm a big fan of kids with personality (my own two are bursting with it, haha!) and these siblings were so fun to watch and observe together. We sang Itsy-Bitsy-Spider (a toddler classic), read books and snuggled. Basically, all my favorite things! ;)

Welcome home sweet boy - you already have an adoring fan club! xoxo

Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
— Taylor Hanson

I recently shared with a friend that I could only photograph lifestyle newborn sessions and be completely happy. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE golden hour and working with families during all seasons of life. But, the sweetness and adventure of capturing those first few memories at home...there's nothing like it. 

Are you expecting this Spring or Summer? I'd love to work with your family! Drop me a note and let's chat. :)

Best,

Erin

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New Baby, New Year! | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl was born just ONE day after Christmas. I mean - how lucky can you get?! I kept laughing with new parents, Dustin and Liz, about how Zoie is going to always have an epic birthday week.

Starting off with Christmas morning, then her birthday and New Year's! Gifts and family time and a full week of celebrating. It made me smile to think about what a blessing she already is and how every year will be even more sparkly and magical.  Christmas and Birthday magic combined to make a pretty epic week! 

As I waited to hear the word about her birth, I remembered VA weather can be pretty unpredictable. I am so glad I was able to meet her family before this epic snowstorm arrived! Her puppy sister greeted me at the door and was ready to cuddle and show off the new baby. :) I love me some fur siblings!! 

Sharing a few favorites of our morning together. Welcome to the world, Zoie! 

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
— anonymous

Talk about nursery goals! I could tell they enjoyed putting this room together - every detail was so personal and thought out. 

I secretly love a wakeful and alert newborn. They are so soulful and precious. 

Even when watching a ceiling fan, haha! ;)

Are you expecting in 2018? I would love to capture this time for your growing family! Drop me a note below with your due date and let's chat. :)

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Cozy Lifestyle Newborn Session | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

What is it about bringing home that first baby? I remember between the sleep deprivation and diapers, a feeling of togetherness with my husband we had never experienced before. It brought us closer in a way that's hard to express. When I meet couples, no matter how many children they have, I love seeing their connection. It can be easy to let this life adjustment rock your family, but clinging to one another through the chaos - that is an incredible blessing!

It was a rainy and overcast morning in Virginia Beach, but you would never guess from these cozy images! And this sweet baby boy was an absolute joy. He did nothing but smile and coo the ENTIRE time. Literally a dream come true for this photographer. And so alert, he tracked my every move. I know sleeping images are gorgeous as well - but I love awake babies. I mean, just check out this sweetness...

He grinned at his Dad like they were already in on a secret joke together, hahaha! 

Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
— Elizabeth Stone

The nursery was so lovingly styled and decorated. I love when parents are able to 'set the stage' for babies arrival. Looking back at these pictures, he will know how deeply he was loved before he even arrived!

I have a soft spot in my heart for these lifestyle newborn sessions. If you are expecting or know a soon-to-be-Momma - drop me a note! I'd love to capture this time for your growing family. 

Best,

Erin

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A Sweet and Snuggly Lifestyle Session | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

When another photographer contacts me - it is one of the greatest compliments! It's like being a hair stylist and choosing who cuts your own hair. You have an eye for the craft, and it's a huge deal choosing another artist. 

If I'm completely honest, on top of being a huge compliment, I also feel a bit nervous. I want to live up to their expectations and totally rock the session for them! Sarah and I had been following one another on social media for awhile - so I was truly honored when she booked a newborn session. You can check out her photography page HERE and give her a follow! Sarah understands the lifestyle approach to newborn sessions and embraced the care-free and relaxed vibe. 

During the session, she suggested photographing bath time for the baby and I was in nerdy-photographer-Heaven right away, haha! This family was so laid back, genuine and full of love. Big sister giggled at least 1/2 the time which reminded me of how much I love six-year-olds. Seriously - such a great age! Sarah's husband was on board for anything and it was sweet to witness the love he has for his girls. Pictures don't lie and their connection is written all over these images. Totally obsessed...

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Big sis has the magic touch. She brushes baby's hair and it instantly calms her down. A regular baby whisperer in the making, friends!

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Yes to ALL the legos! A girl after my own heart. ;)

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No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.
— Michael Ratnadeepak
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Are you expecting? Congrats! I'm currently booking newborn sessions into 2018. Send me a note and let's chat :)