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Hannah & Dave's Newborn Photoshoot Experience

Just a few short weeks ago we took a ride over to meet Hannah & Dave at the Roulette Pa fire hall to make some fun maternity images with the fire trucks.  Within a few days Louis made his grand entrance into the world!  He is a sweet, super easy to work with and 100% adorable little man.

Hannah & Dave brought a bunch of fun props, like a fire hose, helmets, boots, fire coats - all the gear!  So we got creative and came up with some fun ways to use them and pose.  I had to do some improvising with the firehose - its much heavier than you may expect, and also not as squishy as a newborn may like.  For those reasons I used wood clamps to position the hose into a nest, then we used a warm comfy beanbag as a base for easy baby posing with a super soft blanket on top - finally we added in the superstar of the shoot!




Once their session was over, we brought them back to the shop to check out all the images so they could place their order.  They ended up getting a few framed gift pieces, a 10x20'' metal print, and a sweet metal print collage!

I just installed their collage today, which matches their fireman themed nursery with a super cute J made out of fire hose in the center!  This was a really fun family portrait shoot!

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