This past weekend I had the blessing of spending the afternoon with Jameson. And I do mean BLESSING! I was astounded at how well he slept. He woke only ONCE to eat. Not sure I will ever again have a newborn quite this cooperative. This shoot was done when he was 15 days old (I think). He was early though so technically he wasn’t done baking yet. 🙂
Last week during our workshop, I had the opportunity to participate in a bride/groom shoot and then later a newborn shoot. As fun as it is to shoot a bride in her gown (and that is fun), I can’t say I am particularly “moved” by the experience. When I arrived on the set for the newborn shoot, one little look at the tiny babe and tears instantly sprung to my eyes. Babies are what inspired my love for photography – waiting for them and then experiencing motherhood. I hope to get many more newborn shoots next year because these little ones turn my heart to mush and I am always GRATEFUL to have been given the opportunity to participate in their new lives – even for just a few hours. I feel “in love” every single time. Without further ado…meet Jameson. He is pretty wonderful isn’t he?
I wanted a perspective picture so that mom and dad could better visualize just how tiny their six pounder once was.
Does that make you just want to kiss him or what?
This precious little hat was made by his Grandma.
Good grief is this a hard shot to get. It takes three people and a willing baby and only works 1/3 of the time. (Maybe as I get smarter about it I will raise the statistics I hope). And yes, there are some smoke and mirrors going on here for safety of baby. Baby was only a couple of inches above a large body pillow. No worries folks. I also will tell you that I played tug o war with my brother to make sure that sling would not slip. If you are hoping to schedule a newborn shoot and want a “stork” shot, please let me know ahead of time as we will need 3 people on set and I will need to bring the tree. 🙂
Caught him smiling! My very first catch!
This was J.’s Dad’s idea. These word cut outs were on a shelf in the nursery. I really love taking newborn shots on location because you get to capture the house where they first lived and their nursery. So sweet.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture these moments with you Andy and Kylie. 🙂