What do you do during a newborn photography session when the baby is wide awake and not crying?
You just keep shooting, of course!
Yes, the curly, sleepy, wrapped, posed images are lovely, but eyes wide open are some of my favorite shots to score and some of the most beloved images by parents and grandparents. During newborn sessions here in my Pearland studio, we just make sure we’re ready for whatever the baby chooses. That means having multiple setups and “Plan Bs” ready to go should baby wake up and be too unsettled to pose on a vintage chair, for instance, or with bottom up nuzzled into their hands on the blanket. The studio is perfect for light and airy setups, as well as dark and moody, whatever our session vision may be. And, with a huge selection of hats, wraps, fabrics, headbands, backgrounds and props, the variety of possibilities is great. I just took new shots of the studio and outlined why its advantageous to new parents during a newborn shoot. Read about it here.
This little guy gave us those serene asleep images as well as bright-eyed, alert expressions. He gave us TONS of sleepy smiles, too. And he was tracking my every movement (see the shots with mom and dad below for proof he knew exactly where I was), even when I was backed way up to take the photo. He was also holding his head up better than any newborn I’ve ever photographed.
In my pre-session consultations and creative planning, I always like to know what colors are planned for the nursery. For this session, I knew they had a love of modern teals and oranges. That was the inspiration behind the chair shot and the teal blanket shots below. I know that one is hanging as a large canvas in his nursery as we speak. 🙂
I am booking Spring and Summer 2015 newborns in the Greater Houston and Pearland, TX areas now, and also have scheduled several travel sessions back to Kansas City. If you or someone you know is expecting a baby or simply needs updated child or family photos, definitely contact me soon to schedule your session. Spring session slots go fast!
In the meantime, enjoy some of my very favorite shots from this sweet boy’s first professional photos here in the studio.
I wonder what he’s thinking about?