I can't believe it's already been 6 months since we photographed Santino's in-home newborn photo session! I was excited to create some Christmas memories for the DeSantis family and see how much their baby boy has grown. I wasn't sure it was possible, but he just keeps getting more adorable with every day that passes! He has the perfect chunky thighs and arms, and the most gorgeous sparkling blue eyes!
During most in-home lifestyle sessions, I don't bring along props or plan for a certain theme since I'm always looking for candid moments, but I also enjoy incorporating our clients' ideas in each session. Santino's mom, Amber, was ready to go with adorable outfits and Christmas decorations for their family. We found a cozy spot in the living room and Amber plugged in some white Christmas lights for us. I've seen photos like this done in the dark with just the glow of the Christmas lights, but I'm glad I brought along my flash because I couldn't stand the thought of missing out on seeing Santino's bright baby blues in all the photos!
How cute are his little baby Santa pajamas in front of the Christmas tree?! Mom cheered him up with some OREOS, but sadly for him, Mom rescued the cookie before it made it all the way into his mouth!
I'm loving their Christmas sweaters!
Santino's dad, David, poked a little fun at this next outfit, but I think it's one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Santino is a little gentleman relaxing by the fireplace with his hat and bowtie! Even his sister, Chloe, thought it was a good idea!
You know it's a good session when Mom has a matching elf outfit!
Baby yawns are so sweet!
Grandma wasn't planning on being in any pictures, but Santino and his parents are going to treasure these special moments for a lifetime!
Thanks to David and Amber for inviting me back into your home to document your family's Christmas memories this year! I am looking forward to the next season of your life and can't wait to create more memories with you, sweet Santino, and your fur baby, Chloe!