Newborn and Family Session at Home in Arlington

It’s time for another lifestyle newborn session!  This adorable family of blondes hail from Arlington (well, parents are originally from Minnesota and Alaska, among other places along their way to the Boston area).  Mom, a literary professor and Dad, a scientist, decided to start raise their family in this beautiful, light-filled home on a quiet, tree-lined street.

The star of the day was Spencer, the most recent addition to the family (he has an older brother named Quinn).  Spencer has Down Syndrome, and is sadly about to undergo heart surgery.  But you wouldn’t know it – take a look at those eyes and that smile!  He is a super happy baby boy, smiling and cooing as his parents held and tickled him.  Spencer is one of the most calm and content babies I have ever photographed, relaxing on his own with just me and my camera (as evidenced in all the photographs of him in the bassinet).  After some alone time with Spencer, I followed Quinn as he diligently parked his assortment of toy automobiles in couch and chair “lots”.  Quinn was a little camera shy, but he warmed up when Mom and Dad broke out his favorite books.  It was so sweet to witness the family sitting together and enjoying reading time.  After reading, we took some fun photos of Spencer on a bright yellow bedspread as he did a little dance on his belly, posing for the camera. The family session came to close with a stroll outside as the sun broke through the earlier clouds.

Spencer will go to the hospital later this week, but I am confident his sweet soul will fight hard.  My thoughts will be with him and his lovely, loving family.PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN