Ranav’s daddy is a University of Kentucky graduate and for this mini newborn session, his parents wanted to reflect those colors. To capture that UK spirit yet keep things timeless and classic, we decided on a white posing fabric accenting with blues. They had seen my Ohio State newborn football outfit before created by The Knitting Bitty and asked if there was any way to have a University of Kentucky uniform. Knowing I didn’t have the appropriate amount of turn around time to order and receive one with The Knitting Bitty, a good friend and local vendor, Taylor of Tay’s Creations, made a similar uniform for me.
Ranav was close to 14 days old, but very sleepy and relaxed. His mama couldn’t have smiled any bigger watching me work gently with her sweet boy. His dad had even bigger smiles when we put the UK football uniform on Ranav!
Don’t let that wide eyed image fool you! He had those beautiful dark eyes open for about five seconds and then he drifted into a nice deep sleep.
Any die hard Wildcat fans know the significance of the number 18 on the jersey?? C’mon! His nickname is “Boom” and is one of the best running backs of all time for UK….Stanley Williams!
His mama thought the hat looked so cute offset like this. So, we left it this way and it’s been one of my favorite head in hands poses I’ve done in awhile! It was also really special for his dad to have his Cricket items included in a few images. Ranav was so relaxed we probably could have let him sleep in that first pose for quite some time. And no worries! Hands were on Ranav the entire time and both these and the image above with the hat are two images blended into one in post processing. Safety always and safety first! My trained professional assistant, Elli, knows exactly what to do, how to keep babies airways clear and safe, and how to ensure he is relaxed and not forced into the pose. Sweet little details. I always provide these in color and in black and white for families.
…and then there were three! So happy for you both! Ranav is one loved and cherished little boy!
Are you looking for a newborn or family photographer in the Columbus, Ohio area? You’ve come to the right place! Amanda Estep Photography is a newborn photographer in Columbus, Ohio also specializing in baby, children, and family portraits. With a studio space nestled on the heart of the family’s farm, the portrait experience families have come to know and enjoy is truly unique and unlike any other in Central Ohio. It’s a beautiful time spent together as a family away from the hustle of the city all while timeless family heirloom portraits are being created and preserved for you and generations to come. You’re not just another client to us. You’re family. Get in touch and let’s start planning your family’s next beautiful milestone!