What better way to get back into the new year than a newborn photoshoot?! (And just excuse the late posting of this. We’ll blame covid!)
Chelsea had come to my studio for her maternity session and was returning with the newest addition to her family. New baby makes 3.
It’s always a little nerve wracking when newborns are a little older than that first two week period. They’re generally becoming more alert as the weeks go on and have more awake time. But honestly, I think both are beautiful to photograph. There’s nothing like a curly newborn, but equally as amazing is capturing baby looking directly at you. My natural approach to photographing babies and families also allows for newborns to be that little bit older because I only pose in ways that are authentic to this particular time in their life. I love capturing newborns yawning or stretching. Those jerky movements they make don’t last long as they learn to control their little bodies more.
Now, you may be wondering why I left the digger in the family photo. I’m a professional photographer. Shouldn’t I have wrestled and fought to get it out of the picture?! Well, attention to detail is my middle name. I want the entire focus to be on the connection between your family. Things like bright yellow diggers? They are definitely a distraction 😉 But, if spending many years working with children from many different backgrounds has taught me anything, it’s that sometimes you just have to let go of perfection! If there is a choice between a happy child and a yellow digger, or an aesthetically pleasing photo with a child kicking and screaming, I know which I’d prefer! Plus, we all love looking back and saying ‘Ahhh remember the digger stage’.
I really loved meeting Chelsea and her family. They are so relaxed and down to earth, and happy to go with the flow and it shows in their resulting photographs.
Here is a peek inside their newborn photoshoot with me 🙂