Sometimes I love the opportunities my job gives me, without even knowing it’s happening until we’re at our session. When Laura reached out about a studio newborn session, I didn’t know that I would actually be photographing the little brother of one of my son’s classmates. I couldn’t wait to get home and tell him. What a small world!
Sweet little Maximus packed quite a punch. Poor little man, he had a belly ache that just really plagued him. As always, I worked slowly and patiently. Resetting positions when a gas bubble upset him. And the images we captured were worth all 5 hours of his session that we ended up spreading out over two days. I think Maximus was the first studio newborn session I’ve ever broken into two days. I’ve been at this 8 years, so I guess that’s pretty darn good.
All studio newborn sessions require a unique approach. While I have a workflow I like to follow, every baby has their own comfort level. Their own belly aches and snuggle needs, feed times, etc. While they spend the better part of 9 months curled up in crazy positions, not all babies want to fold again once they’ve learned to stretch out those chunky legs. Some babies don’t want to unfist their fingers. And while some babies are totally sleepy and flexible at home, everyone has a bad day here or there.