Hodge Family | Portland Newborn Photography

Hodge Family | Portland Newborn Photography

Photographing a family's first baby is a responsibility I don't take lightly. Our first baby blew into our lives like a hurricane, changing everything about us. When it all came back together again, we were a family of three. Those first weeks of chaos formed the bedrock of our family. There were equal parts exhaustion and elation as we came to know that nothing would be the same again. I loved capturing sweet Oscar in his first few weeks of life. I hope you enjoy them too.

Livingston Family | Portland Newborn Photography

Livingston Family | Portland Newborn Photography

I photograph newborns a little differently than most. While the perfectly posed and placed newborns swaddled in soft fabric and surrounded by flowers and props are adorable, it just isn't my style. I'm interested the tentative touch of an older brother as he pats his new sibling. The way the newest addition grasps her father's finger. The snuggles of a nursing session. The way the family envelops it's latest addition and the resulting moments of connection are what I'm seeking to document.