dad holding newborn son standing in door frame of living room as wife comes down the stairs behind him

Lifestyle Newborn Session | Shaker Heights OH | Baby Anson

Getting married and having a baby are probably two of the biggest milestones to experience in life, and I am lucky enough to photograph them both, along with so many other moments to celebrate.  It is such a joy to be a part of a couple’s wedding day, and then to continue capturing their lives as they start a family.  Raina and Michael will always have a special place in my heart, because their wedding day aligns with a milestone in my own life.  One June 1, 2012, I quit my office job forever to to pursue photography full time, and on June 2nd, I photographed Raina and Michael’s wedding day.  Four years later, and I can still remember both of those days so clearly!  The Hooper’s wedding day at Brookside Farms was such a joyous, laid-back celebration with so many family and friends, and it made me fall in love with photographing weddings.  When Raina shared that she and Michael were expecting a baby boy this fall and they wanted to invite me to their home in Shaker Heights for a lifestyle newborn session, I was over the moon!  Such an honor to capture these moments as a new family, and to meet the new little guy:  Anson Lloyd Hooper.

I took one glance at Baby Anson and did a double take – he looks JUST like his daddy!!  A lot of times I don’t think you can really tell which parent a baby looks like when they are just born, but Anson is a mini-Michael for sure!  Raina is a super talented interior designer, and wait until you see the nursery!  They went with an animal theme, but a little different then the traditional animal theme.  This nursery is cozy and welcoming, with so many fun prints and textures and pops of color.  Vendor links to all nursery decor is listed below!  Baby Anson was WIDE awake for his entire session, he was just NOT interested in sleeping whatsoever!  But that’s ok, I always love when babies peek open their sleepy little eyes for some photos – Anson just decided to be awake for all the excitement!  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from this lifestyle newborn session, I know you’re going to love this one.  Congratulations Raina and Michael!!

Twinkle Twinkle Little One

Furniture

Bedding

Crib and Dresser are the Providence Collection

Glider and ottoman are Little Castle – Manchester

Pehr Designs

Pillows

Fitted sheet

Mobile

Floor blanket

Fiona Walker England

Felt animal heads

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

Market bins and wall boxes

West Elm

Rug

Joss and Main

Ceiling fan

Scrapimals Art by Christine Weigand

 

Lifestyle Newborn Session | Shaker Heights OH | Baby Anson

mother wearing white button down shirt sitting on chaise in front of window holding newborn baby mother holding newborn baby wrapped in striped blanket dad holding newborn baby wrapped in striped blanket newborn baby boy wrapped in brown striped blanket laying on couch with eyes wide open

A little teaser yawn, but no sleeping for this babe!  Haha!

newborn baby boy wrapped in brown striped blanket on dad's lap yawning eclectic modern nursery with animal theme stuffed zebra, lion, and elephant heads on nursery wall

These framed art pieces are made by an artist in Peninsula, OH!  The animals are created from little scrap pieces of paper!

art prints hanging on nursery wall eclectic modern nursery with animal theme dad in grey sweater kissing newborn son wrapped in brown striped blanket on forehead father handing newborn baby to mother sitting in glider in nursery mother rocking newborn baby in nursery newborn baby in mother's arms holding onto her finger father standing in middle of nursery rocking newborn baby

What a beautiful mother you are, Raina!

mother holding newborn baby in her arms smiling parents rocking newborn baby in nursery newborn baby wrapped in cable knit blanket on tan sofa new parents staring at newborn baby in their arms parents standing in middle of nursery holding baby and smiling Baby laying on alphabet blanket with name Anson spelled out in block letters around him mother lying in bed holding newborn baby

Michael’s grandmother embroidered this Bambi blanket for him when he was a baby, and seeing little Anson on it is so special!

newborn baby boy laying on Bambi blanket embroidered by great grandmother dad holding baby walking down flight of stairs dad holding newborn son standing in door frame of living room as wife comes down the stairs behind him parents holding newborn sitting on living room couch kissing

Somebody finally decided to take a little snooze!

lifestyle newborn session newborn baby in green and grey sttriped onesie and red pants

Congratulations Hoopers!  You are one beautiful family!

parents holding newborn sitting on living room couch smiling

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  1. Ralph P Zuponcic says:

    Wow! How beautiful.

  2. Michele says:

    Beautiful memories made with each new day of a wonderful new life as parents ????
    All the best to you,
    Michele

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