This post has been a long time coming – as it was one of my most memorable I’ve had in all my years being a photographer. As all of you know, my business (along with the rest of the world) was shut down in April of 2020, due to Covid-19. I’ll never forget talking to this mama who had just brought home her new baby, and we were supposed to have our photo session the week of April 15th. We both decided to “put it off for 2 weeks” and meet up after this whole “virus thing passed us”. HA. What an unfunny, insane joke looking back now. Needless to say, months went by before I was able to legally work again, and this baby’s newborn session was my first session back after closing my doors for months. We were all a bit nervous about how this would work, going into their home for the first time as well as photographing a now 3 month old baby as a newborn. I had photographed all three of their older siblings as their newborn sessions, so this was the ideal family to give this new situation a go. Like most things in life, this session ended up turning out as one of my favorites I’ve ever done. The older newborn wasn’t an issue at all – and we got all of the cute naked baby poses that we typically do at fresh born newborn sessions. We also got to incorporate all of the sweet sibling photos and family photos we traditionally do. This quarantine newborn session during the beginning days Covid-19 will always stay with me, as a reminder that life moves on whether we want it to or not, and that these memories we preserve are just as important as ever. This mom told me as I was leaving, “I could give up my restaurants and travel, but I can’t give up my photographs!” I agree mama, I agree!

Enjoy these sneak peeks from this incredible in home NOVA newborn session with baby R!

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Shey Detterline specializes in newborn, family, maternity and senior photography in the Frederick, MD and Washington DC area.