I’m not going to lie to you, I always get nervous before newborn sessions. Mostly because I don’t have children of my own yet so I don’t know all the ways to sooth them the ways mothers do. Also because I’m never 100% sure of how it will go. With kids I can distract them or play games or try to make them giggle but newborns can’t be distracted easily with games or silly phrases.
While I always get a little nervous before hand – I always sink into calm the moment we start. Newborn sessions are special – they are new and exciting and sweet. It’s calm and slower and intentional. It’s not about games and being silly it’s about sweet little moments. Capturing the way moms look at their baby, the way dads hold them and look at their wives. It’s about little toes and tiny ears. Small little smiles and sleepy poses and details. I always love taking newborn images and even more so editing and delivering newborn images. They are a milestone, not just a picture for a card but a memory, a moment, a blink.
Lauren’s little girl made our session perfect. She was sweet and when she wasn’t sleeping she was staring right at the camera with these beautiful big blue eyes. Lauren has these white curtains in the room which we were able to use as a perfectly clean white background. The nursery is decorated with sweet little touches of giraffes – a favorite of Lauren’s. 🙂
Here are some of my favorites from the William’s newborn session, I know I’m biased but I think they are simply precious!