She was a whopping 4.5 pounds at our session having been born four weeks early and it was hard not to keep thinking that she should have been inside mom’s belly instead of outside snoozing away as we molded her into various sleepy newborn poses. I had the good fortune of having my photographer friend, Terra Herring, on hand to assist and I can definitely see why so many newborn photographers shoot in pairs. Having shot gazillions of newborn sessions alone, I can say without a doubt, it’s so much easier when you’re not doing all the posing, soothing and camera wrangling alone. Thank you, Terra!
This sweet little peanut was a rockstar and, so far as newborn portraits go, her session was as smooth as they come. Dad was even training for a natural bodybuilding competition and his hard work in the gym made for a series of shots that I immediately fell in love with.
And, as if right on cue, at the very end of our session, baby girl lit up with a huge smile you don’t typically see with awake newborns at just a week old. I’m going on record as saying she gets my humor and just found me really funny. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, people.
Here are many, many of my favorites from Miss Lydia’s newborn session: