Since I finished setting up my studio, I've been dying to work with some newborns. Those first few weeks of a baby's life are so special- everything is new, the bond between mom and child is strengthening, and baby is growing like crazy! One of my favorite experiences shooting photos of my own son was when he was five days old (in fact I shared one of those photos in my last post). The newborn phase is so important to capture because it's gone so quickly. It's a wonderful experience to be able to be a part of those fleeting moments.
Much to my excitement, Sebastian came to my studio as it's first newborn visitor. He was exactly two weeks old and absolutely adorable. Right on time, mom showed up at the door with a sleeping newborn and I thought, "Oh good, he's already sleeping. This will be an easy shoot."
Boy was I wrong. Little Sebastian somehow managed to stay away the entire time he was with us. He took a few short catnaps in his mom's arms, but always woke up as soon as he was set down.
So we were forced to improvise. Luckily, Sebastian was perfectly content as long as he was with mom. We were able to get some lovely portraits of the duo. He also was willing to pose a bit as long as he got to show off those beautiful eyes.
Want to see more? The full album can be found here