Sometimes, timing is everything. Jenny Jensen gave birth to her daughter, Blair, in late June and wanted some mother-daughter photos. At the same time, I was launching my Limited Edition Mother & Child Mini-Sessions, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. Thanks to the collaboration with the Breastfeeding Center, this gorgeous mother-daughter duo was able to take advantage of the terrific fundraiser.

Mommy kiss for infant daughter in Mother-Daughter Photos

For the photoshoot, we got together at Bishop’s Garden at National Cathedral. The Gardens are always amazing, regardless of the time of year and I of course, have some favorite spots.

Happy mom smiling at her new baby for Mother-Daughter Photos

Blair was about a month old when we did the shoot and was just beginning to be more alert. Babies at this age are sort of in an in-between stage (not as curled up and sleepy, but not quite reacting to external stimuli). Blair would take in the surroundings a bit, and loved gazing into her mother’s eyes. Our main focus of the mini-session was all of mom’s cuddles and capturing some sweet mother-daughter moments. Which I think we did well. I mean, how adorable is the last photo of Blair curled up in a warm embrace by her mom? Or the adorable baby kisses?

Happy mom smiling at her new baby for Mother-Daughter Photos

This turned out to be a wonderful session, and I’m so grateful to have met Jenny and little Blair. I look forward to photographing this little darling as she gets older.

Mom cuddles for newborn in Mother-Daughter Photos

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