It’s not real often that we get newborn babies. When we do, we like them within the first two weeks. Very newborn babies are easier to mold and usually aren’t peeling yet. We also like them to be nice and sleepy. Drunk on formula. Babies this young cannot focus yet and are usually pretty cross-eyed.
For newborn sessions, we take our time. The baby is in charge. If he/she wants to eat, we stop. If he/she needs a clean diaper, we stop.
This little guy just did not want to sleep, no matter how hard we tried. I love shooting newborns. They require a lot of patience, something I don’t usually have.
Often shots like the one below are requested. This is a composite shot. That means that it is two or more images merged as one. Mom and dad’s hands are erased out of the image. It is done this way for the safety of the baby.
It’s always an honor to be the baby’s first photographer. It will be interesting to see where this little guy ends up, where his life take him. Mom and dad, enjoy him while he is little. It really does go by so fast!