Otto Ryan | Newborn


On November 15th, our family welcomed Otto Ryan to the world! Two weeks early and weighing just 5 lbs 9 oz (the same exact weight as our other two!)

Fresh 48 -Peoria, AZ | Lauren Iwen Photography

I had big plans for all the creative sets and styling that I was going to pose him in for newborn photos… but it turns out it/s really really difficult to photograph your own newborn.

At one week postpartum, I just didn’t have the strength and stamina as I usually did and could only last about 30 minutes in the studio, kneeling in front of the bean bag, posing a baby who just realllllly wanted to snuggle with the familiar scent touching him.

Before I knew it, a month had passed and now Otto is beyond the ideal age to be posing a baby (he doesn’t sleep as deep and wakes up as soon as I put him down.)

But don’t worry, I’m having fun taking a ton of lifestyle shots to document this new life in our house.

Maybe I should add lifestyle newborn sessions to my repertoire? Email me if you think I should!