New Year–New Goals

So one of my new goals for this year is to post more photos from my shoots (I also want to do some throwbacks and post sessions I did from last year since I didn’t have the time to then). I know that sounds super basic, but since my site went live last August right before Ezra was born, life’s been super busy with two kiddos, life, and my work (I’m a virtual assistant–and usually work at night when the kids are sleeping) as well as working on creating more personal content. So here’s taking the first step :).

The Sweet New Fam

I connected with Scott and Jules through Dave (they’re his coworkers). They started their year off with a bang by welcoming baby boy Bennett to the family! He’s so tiny and so sweet–going back and forth between sleepy and sleeping. Not to mention, he’s got these beautiful blue eyes that I got to see since he was awake for most of the shoot (he was such a champ!!).

Being around first time parents is like traveling back into time–I was able to feel all of the feels of being tired, navigating uncharted waters, and being completely overwhelmed with love for your sweet little babe and experiencing a totally new love for your spouse. It’s all SO good.

It was a bit chilly out, and mom and dad were trying to keep Bennett happy, warm, and fed so there were bouts of crying here and there, but I loved that. Yes, sleeping babies are super adorable, but call me weird: I like the crying (at least for some shots) because it captures that first season of life with a new baby so well. I absolutely adored how excited, giddy, and smitten Scott and Jules were with Bennett.  <3

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

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santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

santa barbara newborn family photography | Elizabeth Lucht

We’re almost 6 months in with Ezra, and it already feels so long ago that he was a tiny, 3-week-old. Seeing baby Bennett just brought me back to Ezra’s newborn days, and I wanted to be able to go back there for just a bit. On the flip side, it’s so amazing to see how much they grow and change in such a short time.

This shoot was just so many feels for me. I loved every bit. I came home after that shoot and snuggled my babies extra hard :).