I recently had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful little Erin when she was only 8 days old. A lot of people wonder why newborn photographers like to work with the babies when they are so new, so let me shed a little light on that! During the first week or so of life, babies are their sleepiest. And I don’t mean just sleepy, but DEEP asleep. That makes it much easier to pose a baby! Babies that are awake will tend to flail their arms and legs and kick out of most poses. Another reason we like them so early is because most of the time their skin looks great! Those of us who have had newborns before know that baby acne can set it after a few weeks, as well as really flakey skin. So under best circumstances, a newborn session is arranged for before your due date to insure that the window of time that would be best for your baby’s first official portrait session is reserved for them! Because I run a boutique studio, I work with a limited clientele and that gives me the flexibility to move around session dates as need be. Normally, we schedule the session for a date approximately 6 days out from your due date and then adjust as needed based on when your baby actually decides to enter the world! The session itself runs very smoothly. All I need you to do is sit back, relax, keep the baby’s tummy nice and full, and I will handle the rest.
What a pleasure it was to photograph this beautiful little newborn. David was about 18 days old when we did his shoot, which is a bit "old" by newborn standards, but because he was about 5 weeks early he was just the right size! Working with this family was extra special for me because David's mommy and I actually went to elementary school together!
More newborn love! How perfect is Cooper’s head of hair? My gosh, I almost didn’t want to put a hat on him. Of course I did, but my favorites were all of the portraits that showed off his gorgeous brown hair. And he smiled…like every few minutes! What a perfect little baby, almost makes me want to have another myself. But I will restrain myself, and just get my baby fix a few hours here and there when I have the privilege of photographing someone else’s sweet bundle of love. Congratulations to Cooper’s family! Enjoy!