I could never get sick of photographing newborn. Ever. Something about their newness and innocents that just lures me in and holds me tight. I am obsessed with them, and the most shocking part is that I am always taken back by how tiny a newborn really is. Ha! You would think after seeing as many newborns as I have, or having three in the past four years myself – that I would just know how small they would be. Nope! It stills astonishes me how we were all so little and angelic – and how quickly it comes and then leaves us as parents.
I have know Lindsey for a long time. She is a dear friend to my old sister. Lindsey was gifted her newborn session at her baby shower. A gift that capture those first few days so she can truly remember the itty-bittiness that was your baby.
Riley was born at the end of October, and her lips are sweeter than sugar. Her eyes are beyond gorgeous and I do have to admit wonder if she would fit in my purse so I could take her home. She was a tiny newborn, and though she probably would have fit – something told me her mommy would notice she was missing.
Some of my favorite images are the real life ones. Like the one of Lindsey burping baby Riley. It is the true moments that we want to cherish and remember. We all love those squishy, sleepy newborn poses with a head band and of course, a newborn in a tractor. But sometimes the photos that parents value most are the ones that aren’t posed or created by awesome blankets and cute props. Sometimes it is just the pure trueness of life that moves parents most. It is surprising to a lot of parents how much they didn’t think they wanted to be in photos – “I just had a baby” “The weight isn’t off yet” “I am so sleep deprived”. But if I can convince the parents to take the picture, I find that 99% of them love those the most. It moves them to tears and they will forever cherish those pictures. So ladies prep yourself and your husband now, get them ready to be in the pictures. You will never regret a picture you did take, it is the ones you didn’t that you may kick yourself for!
All the headbands and wraps were made my Studio412 Boutique. Click on Studio412 Boutique to go to her shop – she has adorable hats, headbands, blankets, etc. Love all her stuff!