Two sweet boys, both full of sweet smiles! I know most newborn photographers can agree with me on this one- It’s hard to see the babies go after we have spent several hours getting to know each baby and family. Just like every one of our newborns are different- every session is different, but we love them all just the same! Of course, the ultimate high of a session is getting that adorable picture of the baby that makes Mama and Daddy tear up with joy, but Carrie and I also love the “down time” of our sessions just as well! While the baby is feeding, we love getting to know the parents, hearing the birth stories, and every once in a while Carrie (who is an amazing Mother of four beautiful Children!) is able to give new Mommies and Daddies tid-bits of advice. And then there are the moments while we are waiting for our little model to drift to sleep- Carrie and I just love getting the opportunity to hold and gently rock the baby to dreamland… definitely a highlight of our job! Many times, during those short bits of down time, we get the chance to marvel in those tiny details… the fuzzy ears, little hands, plump and puckering lips. Those periods during a session, where we aren’t posing away, we get the opportunity to capture those distinct elements of a newborn, which many times become some of our favorite images of a session. So, as I was saying, at the end of each session we have always fallen in love with each family and baby… It’s hard to see them leave! We would be as happy as ever if they were okay with staying forever, or perhaps at least a week.
I would like to introduce you to Nathan and Harrison. Nathan’s big Sister was photographed by Carrie about two years ago as a newborn, so it was very cool comparing the two. Nathan had some definite sibling resemblance, a boyish version of his big Sis! Harrison came all the way from LA (over a two hour drive!) and was one of our most over-due newborns to date! Two weeks over-due!!! You couldn’t tell though, he was as sleepy as can be! I just loved his long arms, legs and feet! He made the perfect model for the Baby-in-Daddy’s-arms-pose!
One more item on my agenda (sorry for making you all wait so long today!!) I would love to share our winner from our last contest!!!! Carolina Wahnish Rivera was the lucky winner of the beautiful hand knit wrap by Jennifer Howard! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get your knit wrap! Congratulations and huge thanks to everyone who participated! Next contest begins next Monday, so look out!!!!Have a wonderful week friends!!