One of my favorite things that people do for other people is purchase gift certificates for newborn photography. It is a wonderful shower gift, sure to be used, doesn't require a place to keep it, and creates a tangible memory for mom and dad. A Newborn session is the perfect way to stand out in a sea of onesies and baby blankets.
Miss Olivia and her family were the recipients of one of Little Mothers Newborn Photography sessions, it was so much fun! Mom expressed during the session how surprised and how perfect the gift was. The session itself was fun to shoot. I planned a not too girly session with different shades of taupe, gray and mauve as our base colors. Little Olivia had the most beautiful baby skin, and her little face was just so adorable.
While she was a beautiful baby, she also happened to be a wide awake baby. I have learned that the best way to deal with those little ones is to swaddle them in a wrap and eventually they will snooze and become perfect little models. This miss Olivia had other plans, I have never seen a baby that young escape from a swaddle so quickly. She may be a long lost relative of Harry Houdini! So plan B, we just opted to keep her happy and shoot some wide awake shots, it worked! I was able to get some shots of this beautiful little girls face and pretty eyes.
Eventually she got sleepy and while I don't think she ever actually slept, I was able to get her to relax enough for some posed shots, and it was so worth it!
When ever babies are fussy and hard to settle, I hear mom and dad apologize and I can feel their stress levels rise. It's ok, babies fuss, they aren't little toys, they are little people. As a newborn photographer, I understand that and plan accordingly. I try to make baby and parents as comfortable as possible, and allow for plenty of extra time. So relax and let me do my best to sooth baby, work around babies needs and get your family some beautiful pictures.
If you are interested in a gift certificate, please give me a call or email!
Here are some of my favorites from Olivia's session, please enjoy!
(pants, tie backs from Upsie Daisy Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpsieDaisyDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name )
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.