At the end of September Caroline and Micah introduced me to their brand new son, Reed Alexander, born less than a week before our photo session. The Bonaviri’s had selected a First Year Series package, and this shoot is the first of three different sessions we will complete over the next year.

It didn’t take much time around Caroline and Micah to see the beautiful relationship these two share, and their wonderment towards baby Reed. Looking back through the photos, their love for each other and excitement towards being new parents truly shines.

Two weeks after the session, I met with Caroline and Micah for the viewing session. The couple were amazed how tiny Reed looked in the photos, and couldn’t believe how much he had grown in such a short time.

These changes are one of the many reasons I love newborn photography and working together with families on a photographic series throughout the first year. There is nothing like being able to witness the development of a tiny little human, and the remarkable transformations they experience over the first year of life. The changes that Caroline and Micah see after just two weeks will only continue to become more pronounced, and being able to capture this time is nothing short of rewarding.

As a huge Red Sox fan, it seemed only natural that Micah would gear Reed up in his first Red Sox hat. This special photo, along with another from our session of Reed donned in the hat, will be framed and hung in the family room of the Bonaviri family’s new home.  The remaining photos, along with images from two more sessions still to come in the first year of Reed’s life, will be compiled in an heirloom album, something the couple is looking forward to having.

Special thanks to Daisy Baby, a darling store in Bethesda, Maryland, that referred the Bonaviri’s to Julie Kubal Photography!


Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.

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Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!