It’s not often I get to photograph a newborn. When I do I know I am in for a long few hours, jammed packed with patience and sweat beads rolling down my forehead. This may not sound like fun, but it completely is. During the long few hours I get to know the parents and this small being’s story, which are always unique in themselves. I often even get to meet and visit with extended family visitors that inevitably come to visit during the sessions. In the end, most of my newborn sessions become one BIG family get together/party all while getting some great shots (does this only happen to me? Because I totally love it!).
Meet Hunter, roughly two weeks old when I photographed him. When I arrived Merridith, his mom, was feeding him and I was sure he would be asleep for most of the session. Wrong. I was so wrong. He stayed awake for most of the session, barely making a sound. His dad, Brody, helped me put him in a basket for the first few shots and his grandma Kim helped be a spotter because safety should always be a concern with a newborn. I have come to the conclusion that every newborn deserves a bucket/basket photo. I am not entirely sure where this phenomenon came from, but Hunter rocked it. I’m sort of jealous I don’t have one of my own from when I was a newborn. Check him out below in all his cuteness glory!