I am so grateful that during the slow season(yucky winter months), I get to focus on my passion for newborn photography. It helps me kick off the year with snuggles, sweet little baby toes, and well, lots of poop and pee.
A couple of weeks ago, I got to meet little Miss Nora! I was so excited to meet her, after all, I have had the pleasure of photographing 4 of her cousins, and there are some good genes in that family! She was just as beautiful as I imagined she would be! And a bonus, no baby acne. Score! Less editing for me!
Now, I probably overwhelm the bejeezers out of parents. I literally have a room full of newborn props. Yeah, drives my husband nuts, but it is my retail therapy. Hey, I am done having kids, but that doesn’t mean I cannot enjoy picking out adorable little hats, headbands, outfits, and blankets for them. Miss Nora was lucky, she came right after I got a fresh supply of props. Mostly headbands from a local favorite, Happy Little Fin. If you like adorable head pretties, check her out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/happylittlefin The leather knots are my current favorites!
Nora was such a sweet little girl, but I will be honest, I think she peed and pooped on everything I put her on. I always find if comical how horrified moms are that their sweet little peanuts soil things. Honestly moms, every single baby I have photographed has pooped and peed on my props. Some have even soaked me(that was a fun one). I have three kids and a husband, I am used to nasty.
Patience is definitely required to photograph newborns(plus proper training in how to safely handle and pose the baby-Safety First). It always pays off though. Nora kept smiling when I would set my camera down to reposition her, every single time. She was smiley, but I know she was being a stinker on purpose. I think babies have a 6th sense. Anyways, I did manage to get a smirk eventually. And mom did grab my camera and snapped one of her smiling while she was relaxing in my arms. I think she would have done any pose for me, as long as I was willing to hold her. She was soaking up the snuggles(and I am never going to complain about getting free snuggles)!
2016 is going to be fun! I have more babies on the books. One very special one(a new nephew), and the younger sibling to my very first newborn almost 3 years ago! Whoa!