Oh newborns! It may seem like an easy area of photography, but let me tell you… it is far from that. I love photographing the newness. And I especially love capturing the emotion between parents and their tiny addition to the family. I always hope for perfect posed images, with babies all curled up… tiny bottoms up in the air.
We definitely tried with Luke, but he was not having it. He would sleep in mom’s arms, but you could almost see the alarm going off in his brain when he wasn’t snuggled next her anymore. 🙂 It worked out great (after holding a few “shoots” to get there), though! I love every image! He is a beautiful baby, who looks so very much like his daddy. He was very aware and curious throughout… and while sleepy baby pics are great… awake baby photos show more personality and wonder.
As you may know, I absolutely adore photographing brand new baby parts. This time and stage of life is so fleeting and I find it extremely important to document it. I was very excited to try fusion for the first time with a newborn. Now, this (fusion video) is special at every stage and age of childhood, in my opinion…. but with a newborn! Be still my beating heart!! He’s not even mine, and I weep uncontrollably when I watch his video. It may be a bit of Baby Fever that I have, but it truly is a beautiful keepsake. This has really become a special addition to my sessions that every parent and family has not only loved, but simply HAD to have. I don’t blame ’em… this girl is gonna try her darnedest to do it more with my son, Jackson. In light of the tragedy last week, it reminds us just how important it is to take the time to stop, enjoy our children as they are today, and to memorize them in all their innocent glory. Photos and videos are a great way to keep them with us always…. just as they are.
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Congrats, Leah and Dave on your new bundle of joy!