Every baby photographer will tell you that there is something that just makes their heart skip a beat about babies in general or photographing babies. For me, I love quite a few things about babies (from their lips, to their sweet new smell, to baby rolls!!)….and having recently expreienced the whole mom thing, I’m even more appreciative of what a newborn baby is. This tiny wee baby stage goes by too quickly. Every baby photographer will preach that it is best to bring your baby in somewhere between 5-10 days ideally. Up to 2 weeks of age is just fine as well. It seems like such a tiny window and with a new baby it really is. The days just kind of blur into each other the first few weeks a baby is home. You forget what night time is because baby doesn’t care if the sun is down or not. You just kind of forget things in general (and that doesn’t go away….I really can’t find half of what I put into a “safe” spot and I completely and totally blame mommy brain…it’s real. I swear). Back to my point…the newborn stage flies by. The difference between a 9 day old baby and a 19 day old baby is their sleep often isn’t as deep and is shorter lived. They don’t like being told where to put their hands and a 19 day old is a bit harder to mould, shape and put into all of those much loved baby poses. They have been “free” long enough and know they want to be sprawled out rather than tucked and curled. Not to mention the 3-week growth spurt where baby literally wants to feed constantly. And, like clockwork it happens to each and every baby!
The point of this rant is: the time goes quickly, and it may seem like such a crazy thing to get packed up, bring baby into a studio to sit, feed, change and hang out for a good solid few hours, but in the end, having the images from a good quality baby photographer is priceliess. It really is. Regardless of who captures those moments, be sure to get them captured and get them captured early in baby’s life.
Baby Emma here is a doll. She slept well, ate during set changes (peed on everything I have but that just means she’s eating well and mama is doing a fabulous job!) and we captured some beautiful images of this sweet girl her mama and dad will be able to cherish in the future. For a stage that is so short lived, photos are a must for looking back and remembering when your baby was so peaceful and teenie-tiny small.
Gah – look at those eye lashes & lips. What a beautiful little girl!!
I could just nom-nom those little toes!
Love her little grin…what a sweet little monkey 🙂
I adore little eye lashes and those tiny white dots on their nose….it is a sure sign of a new little one!
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Hat by Kelly’s Prop Shop
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