Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Jax and his Mommy and Daddy for a Posed Newborn Session. I want to start this post off by saying that I really, really, really love doing these sessions! Sure they require a lot more work both during and after the session in post processing, and a lot more safety precautions but they are totally worth it! With each of my newborn sessions I try to step up my game by tackling something new that I haven't yet tried or want more practice doing. Composite shots (taking multiple shots to create 1 final image) are challenging me to enhance my Photoshop skills which is always a plus in my books. This year I would like to take on as many newborn sessions as I possibly can so that I can continue to master the art and who knows, maybe it will become one of my areas of specialties in the future ;).
When Jax arrived at the studio he was sound asleep so I wanted to quickly start getting him undressed and into some poses before he woke up for his feeding. So straight to work we went (me and my assistant for the day which also happens to be my mom). I cannot stress how important it is to have extra hands for these types of sessions, you just cannot tackle them alone. And having my mom as my assistant rather than the baby's parents was great because it gave Mommy and Daddy a chance to just sit back and relax (which we all know doesn't happen very often when there is a new little bundle of joy in the house). And I was able to be a just little bit bossy, sorry mom ;). He really was the perfect little model. We kept expecting him to wake up at any moment, but he just didn't, he slept and slept and slept... Towards the end of our session he finally opened his eyes and had a little snack - or big snack I should say, so after his belly was full I took advantage and grabbed a few final shots. Here are a few photos from our session, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed capturing them. Isn't he handsome!?
Jax ~ 9 days new
*Middle left and bottom right are composite shots. Please never attempt these types poses at home as they will jeopardize the safety of your child.
Much love <3
I am a proud Mommy of two beautiful children, loving wife to the most amazing life partner a gal could ask for and I am in love with photography.