Newborns have always been a challenge for me. I used to dread them. They can stress me out and get me all anxious, But now I love them! I can still stress out before hand, making sure I have picked the perfect setups, praying that the momma followed the guidelines and hoping that the baby sleeps, but once they arrive something take over in me the stress goes away and I fall in love with each little one! They may be my biggest challenge in photography, but they stretch me in many way. I have learned how to sooth them, what they like and what they don’t like, importance of heating, posing, and how to deal with them peeing or pooing on me. haha! And I still have so much more to learn. It is still a hit or miss with every newborn that comes how they will do. But I have learned to be patient and allow for time.
The one key thing is don’t get frazzled, be IN control, and don’t let the stress overcome you. The baby knows every feeling when you are handling them. If you can stay and remain calm they can sense security and relax. They like knowing someone is in control. I still have to teach myself so much and try new things, But I have truly come to Love my newborns.
This was my 2nd newborn this year, Ellie!
She was 12 days New at the shoot. We had her session a little over a week ago.
When Nikki arrived with her and I saw all that hair my heart skipped a beat! I was soooo excited to take some pictures with that gorgeousness! Thankfully, Ellie was amazing. She slept like an angle for me. I pulled out a unfinished wood in my garage and decided to use it. ((After it sitting there for over a YEAR!)) So glad I did! I love the way it photographed. I hope you enjoy the images below. Thank you to my sister, Morgan for assisting me.