The sleeper

This little miss was a champion sleeper during her Rye NH Newborn Photography session.

Her parents told me she loved her sleep, but I’d had so many not so sleepy babies as of late, I thought maybe I’d made up this mythical creature that was the completely asleep newborn.

I had not, and she was perfect.

There was also a really great tiny space heater involved, which I may or may not have purchased to keep in my bag of tricks!

The whole session I wondered what was going on in her little dreams?

Sleep baby sleep
What are you waiting for?
The morning’s on its way
You know it’s only just a dream
Oh sleep baby sleep
I lie next to you
The beauty of this mess is that it brings me close to you

They had this beautiful sheep skin, which I thought was just an accessory, but when I went to use it for a photo, they told me it belonged to their families farm (or maybe a friends family farm) but that it would tickle people I had used it.

I’m so glad I picked it up!

Always always let me know if there’s something special you want to use in your newborn session! I will figure out how to incorporate it in a way that’s safe and adorable!

And speaking of adorable – I’m not a dog person – but their little pup hit me right in the feels. A mini goldichon – golden doodle mixed with bichon frise. It was like an Ewok… I’m not getting a dog, but if I did, she would be a contender!

At the end of the session we went outside with the gloriously in bloom magnolia tree. Every year that tree will bloom in correspondence with her birthday! #natureiscool

rye nh newborn photography session by Melissa Koren Photography. You can see more of my work online at and also on Facebook and Instagram! If you’d rather contact me directly, please email me at!

Emily & Adam: A Queer Elopement at Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Emily and Adam had the most perfect early spring queer elopement at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Just a week earlier we’d had a foot of snow, but it melted away just in time for this beautiful ceremony. Eloping at Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a great way to celebrate your love with your partner in a beautiful and secluded setting.