Lifestyle Newborn Session with Baby Charlotte

One of my very favorite things about being a family photographer is that I often get to witness and capture couples growing into parents. This is even more special, however, when I've known the couple beyond that journey, as with Josh and Laura. They dated all through college at William and Mary, where they became good friends with my oldest brother. Josh was the best man at his wedding, they've been at numerous family events and celebrations, they brought us dinner when we had our daughter-- when I get to photograph people with that kind history, my heart just overflows. 

I've only known Josh and Laura as a pair, and in my eyes, they were always meant to be together. Now as parents, they continue to grow together, but with a 3rd member to their team. Their kind and laid-back personalities are simply contagious, so much so, that little Charlotte was a complete dream for our entire session. Maybe it was the timing, maybe I just caught her on a good day, but I like to think she's going to also be a great baby for two amazing parents. 

We first captured their maternity session at Chris Greene Lake, then met back at their home once Charlotte was just a week old for their newborn session. Even their sweet pup, Maizey, was a champ about sharing the spotlight, though not always totally happy about it. :-) 

Enjoy a few favorites from their journey and yes, it's ok to feel your heart grow a little from all the cuteness.