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Baby Aslan's First Days

These images document the hours before baby boy Aslan's arrival in the hospital and his first photoshoot a few days later. The name Aslan means lion, inspired from the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Aslan's mom, Callen, is the big sister of photographer Samantha Shay and the day she gave birth was actually supposed to be her maternity session! As you can see, he had plans of his own and decided to show up a bit early. Aslan's dad, John, is a musician (you can hear his songs on Samantha Shay's website), inspiring them to incorporate his guitar collection and his mandolin. I love how this not only makes for unique and creative photos, but it also brings in a personal touch and fits the personality of the couple. Samantha also caught some great moments, like Aslan's cute yawn and when he inspected mom and dad's faces with great interest.


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