My first session of 2011 was of a sweet newborn baby boy named Nicholas. His auntie Meghan actually gave his mother a gift certificate for a photo session as a baby shower present (a GREAT gift idea by the way, contact me if you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate for Geneviève Flynn Photography! Sorry, shameless plug over). Anyway, at 23 days old he was the youngest baby I had photographed so far, and I had a wonderful morning with him and his mom Jodi here at my apartment. Normally for newborn photography you want the babies to be a bit younger than Nicholas was, so that you can all those ‘sleepy’ shots that moms love so much, but even still, after a lot of coaxing, feeding and rocking, Nicholas fell asleep and we got some sweet sleepy shots of him as well. I used a large gray cowl that my friend Heather knitted for me as a coccoon/wrap, and Nicholas loved it! I also had fun using a different editing style for a few of the shots; I enjoy experimenting with the more ‘processed’ looks when appropriate, and newborn photography is definitely one of those areas.
I’m actually working with another newborn (a little girl this time) in a couple of weeks and I’m really excited to do this again! It definitely makes the long winter days a little bit sweeter 🙂