Our first full day to have Thomas home from the hospital (his fourth day of life), we bundled him up and took him to have his first (of many, I'm sure!) photoshoot. I wrote a little bit about our experience here. Other than it being the beginning of a roseola virus for Katie Wynn, it was a really fun experience! After doing a bit of research, we decided to hire Lisa Mac to photograph Thomas. We purchased a First Year Package so throughout his first year, we'll actually have 4 sessions to capture him growing up.
Anyway, all that's to say we've finally gotten his pics back and we are so pleased with how they turned out! Now that our birth announcements have arrived in our friends' and family's mailboxes, I'm happy to share some of the pictures with you.
I'm sure it goes without saying, but all photo credits go to Lisa Mac unless otherwise stated.
First, here's the one that we chose for our birth announcement. Love, love it!
This one on the same striped blanket is another one of my favorites, but it had already been shared on Facebook as a sneak peek. It was so cool to watch her get Thomas set up in this position. She moved her hands for two seconds, quickly snapped the picture, and caught him before his head bobbled over. :) Notice his chubby cleavage?
This was the other one in the running for the birth announcement. Very similar to the one we ended up choosing. Looking at this picture makes me realize how much of that sweet peach fuzz on the top of his head he's already lost.
Two more sweet ones. Love those baby blues!
I like to compare pictures of both my babies to see how much they look alike. I wouldn't have guessed that Katie Wynn had more hair at birth, but she did! They both have those sweet kissable lips and chubby cheeks. (Katie Wynn's picture on the right was taken by April Garrett Photography.)
My grandmother used to make (crochet? knit? I can't ever tell the difference...) what she called a "take me home sack" for new babies. Both of my brothers and each of my cousins received them when they were expecting their first babies. I was really bummed that I wouldn't ever get one since she passed away before I had kids. Little did I know that she did make me one and my mom hid it from me until just before Katie Wynn arrived. What a special gift! Here are both Katie Wynn and Thomas pictured with it. KW just has a part of it draped over her (this was the picture from her birth announcement) and Thomas is laying inside it. He's also laying on a blanket made by his grandmother, Lala.
I've saved my very favorite pictures for last. While I love all the precious pictures of just Thomas, nothing is better to me than a sweet photo that has both of my kids in it. These were the last photos of the day and Katie Wynn was very done with it all, so I'm very impressed that Lisa was able to get these two shots! I hope to get pictures like this of both of them at all four sessions this year so we can see how they grow together. Katie Wynn is so proud to be a big sister to Thomas!
If you're looking for a photographer, definitely check out Lisa Mac! We can't wait to see more pics from her later in the year!