I had photographed this family two years ago when I first opened my doors as a photography business. They were such a pleasure, so I was thrilled when they contacted me saying they were expecting their third boy! During my emails with the mom there were a few days of silence. I had figured she went in to have her new baby—and yes, I was correct! During that time I started to clear out my schedule and planned on coming over shortly after their return from the hospital. I consider it such a privilege to be one of the first to run over to a family’s home to meet their newest addition. What a joy! We had a sweet afternoon of photographing, holding, swaddling, comforting, and simply enjoying the freshness of a new baby. Their family of 5 now seems so large and I am beyond happy for them. I think their images turned out as beautiful as their family is together.


Could this baby be any sweeter?


The proud big brothers were so happy to be in the spotlight too!




They were unbelievably loving to their new baby brother. Mom has lots of help on her side!


I love this tender interaction between dad and son. I’m so happy that I got this shot as I saw the moment unfold out of the corner of my eye. Grabbed my camera just in time.


And the big family couldn’t be happier. Congrats to you all again!


8 Days Old

  1. Melissa says:

    What a sweet family, mom looks great for just having a baby. That is how I see my future, 3 boys.

  2. Cara says:

    Absolutely beautiful! All the boys are adorable. Keep up the great work.

  3. gwen says:

    You’ve really captured the interactions between this beautiful family so very well Carolyn. Beautiful photos that they will treasure for a lifetime.

  4. Tracy Larsen says:

    AMAZING as always! Love them all.

  5. Jane Combs says:

    Great shots and beautiful subjects. Should we be happy or upset with the fact that Mom looks so fabulous? Let’s go with happy!

  6. Sharon McCafferty says:

    Really? This family has an 8 day old baby in the house and they are already so relaxed? Echoing other comments – the photos are beautiful and the family is clearly a team. I love how you were able to get so many great shots of EVERYONE. Very inspiring. The light is just beautiful and it all looks amazing. Also echoing the comments about Mom – did you really just have a baby 8 days ago? You look amazing – as does the family. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Cindy says:

    What an gorgeous session. Love every single one. Amazing heartfelt images as always Carolyn!

  8. Rachel Olsen says:

    Wow, wow, wow. What beautiful images! I adore that first collage. Great inspiration going into my newborn shoot this weekend :)!