I love this couple for so many reasons!! Not only are they super down to earth and fun but what happened at their newborn session still has me cracking up. This is the same couple who did their maternity session with me and one of the pictures has the husband running away from a gator in the background. When they requested the gator I knew I was going to love them even more!
Fast forward to when their precious bundle arrives and we discuss their newborn session. I pack up my van with everything needed from wraps and hats to props and backdrops to take to my clients' homes. To help me plan for these sessions I always send a questionnaire to my clients to fill out. One of my questions and their response is as follows:
Do you have any other children you'd like to include in the session and if yes, what are the ages, gender and color of their outfit?
Yes, two little girls ages 2 and 3 - wearing their fur coats of grey/brown stripes and tan/brown stripes (some may call them tabby) ... we would love a pic of the kitties and Hunter ❤️
Great! 2 little girls, and I've got some fur to match. So.....I pack up my things on the date we chose and head to their house. Upon entry I notice it's unusually quiet so I ask Rachel where her two girls are and she looks at me confused and says, "This is my first child, I don't have any other kids." Ummmmmm......what? I remind her of her answer to my questionnaire and she bursts out laughing and explains that she was literally referring to her 2 female cats!!! I died. I literally packed faux fur that seemed like it would match perfectly and had been envisioning how I would photograph these two obviously adorable little girls in their super cute fur coats with baby brother. I couldn't stop laughing. Yes, she had put "kitties" in her response but I refer to my own children at kiddos and to me it just seemed like a nickname. I thought it was a little funny that they hadn't included their other "kids" in their maternity session but maybe they wanted a more intimate and relaxing session. So.......yup, 2 cats.
What did I learn from this? To definitely clarify any animal nicknames in the future and maybe add a question that asks about photos with any pets so there is a totally separate question. Hahahahahah!
Newborn sessions are such a beautiful time to capture. Our little ones change ridiculously fast and within a matter of days. They lose their flaky skin and even their faces start to change. You don't want to miss out on capturing such a precious time in your little one's life. I always recommend reserving a date for when the baby is due if you are able to. I'd love to photograph a newborn session for you or anyone you know so if you're interested please click the button below to get in touch with me!