What is my favourite part about newborn photography? There are MANY things I love about photographing babies…and I completely, totally understand why there are some photographers who focus solely on and specialize only in newborn photography. I get it. They smell delicious. Their skin is soooo soft. You get to spend hours in a warm room with white noise or soft music going. You have the chance to snuggle babies for a living! Yes people, it’s amazing. You do sometimes get peed on, pooped on, spit up on, etc., but hey, it’s part of the territory and the outcome far outweighs the danger of all that!
Even with all of that goodness, my favourite things about newborn photography are kissy lips and baby rolls…and this little girl had BOTH! I loooove me some baby rolls. Seriously. No joke. I think little back rolls on a baby are the cutest thing of life. And, when they fall asleep and their mouth gets all kissy lipped….ergh. My ovaries skip a beat and it totally gives me baby fever lol! I had the opportunity to snuggle this little girl not too long ago. She is so beautiful. I’ve known her mama for a little while…in fact, Avery and Little Miss Cassandra I just posted about, are cousins! They were born 4 days apart (although Cassandra was technically due after Avery, her mama went a few days early and Miss Avery just did NOT want to leave that cozy spot she was being kept in and arrived quite a bit past her due date). It was so neat having these two girls in our studios so close together. This family was very blessed with 2 gorgeous girls (and they actually have a 3rd little girl in there too, she’s 18months now). It’s so amazing to see. Here are a few of my favourites from our session with Avery…or little miss Kissy Lips / Baby Rolls as I shall call her 😉
Little Miss Avery was a pretty good sleeper…as long as mama kept her well-fed, we were good to go! I love that we got a great variety of images!
The many facial expression of Avery….she probably even rolled her eyes at me in there! She has the best expressions – including a stone cold stare glare that I got a few times…but when they’re followed by a huge adorable yawn and a bit smile…melt my heart!!
Baby rolls and kissy lips…right here. The whole package. Oh, and not to mention a cute little baby bum!
Credit to the following vendors:
knit stretch wrap in off-white and brown from Art Baby Props: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBabyProps
Little headbands (all 3 of them) from Jolie Berry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JolieBerry
Pink pixie hat from Simply with Love: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplywithlovebyZuzi
Cream knit bonnet from Kelly’s Prop Shop *my side shop where I knit props*: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KellysPropshop