When this blog post goes live, I’ll actually be photographing another sweet girl who made her fashionably late entrance to the world this past Thursday. I’ve found – for me at least – that sweet spot for newborn sleepiness, squishiness and generally good session mojo is in the first 7-10 days after birth. And while it may seem daunting to head out of the house to a photography studio days after coming home from the hospital, we do everything possible to make it a relaxing, calm experience for mom and dad, too … even grandmas and grandpas. The studio is warm, we’ve got white noise playing, we feed you. (Remember those first meals home after giving birth? Heavenly!) We do everything except breastfeed. 🙂
And even though I’ve been glued to this editing chair for the past two weeks when I’m not shooting or running out with my family for a bit, I’m long overdue on blogging some of the summer newborns. Enjoy a few of my favorites from each session. People ask me all the time if they start looking alike after awhile … to which I say a resounding, “not a chance.” Each and every little body is unique in big and small ways. Sometimes it’s the head of dark hair, sometimes the very long fingers and toes. Other times, it’s the thick eyelashes and round face. And, I’ve found through years of experience that even at 7 days old, they each have a distinct personality and specific preferences. It’s pretty amazing to watch and just one of the reasons I love this job.
Happy Thursday – enjoy the cuteness below!
First up, Eloise and those beautiful rosebud lips:
If you follow my blog posts, then you know I love to incorporate nursery items into signature images for baby’s room. Below is a pillow from her bedding – the gray chevron matches the chevron print in her room as well.
I love negative space in imagery:
Whenever possible, if grandparents attend a session, you can bet I’m trying to coax them into a generational shot or two. How beautiful are these three?
Next up is Teddy – a perfect name for this sweet little bear of a boy. When I ordered this knitted set with the red hearts, I had this exact shot in mind. Love his cute rolls:
Stay tuned tomorrow for more newborn favorites!