I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be photographing babies again! After a few looooong months of not working due to a broken wrist and then Covid-19, I’m back and more passionate than ever about my work and my business.
Photographers everywhere were talking about how difficult it would be once we started working again because we would have so many older newborns … believe it or not, I’ve seen them referred to as “elderly newborns.” While ideally, newborn photos are taken within the first 2 weeks, when you are born in the middle of a global pandemic, that really isn’t an option. Abigail’s mama contacted me months ago and booked me to photograph her birth. We met at Starbucks and she talked about how Abigail was a rainbow baby and she was so excited to have her birth photographed. Fast forward to March and boom, coronavirus quarantine hit. Not only was I not going to be able to photograph Abigail’s birth, but I wouldn’t be able to do a Fresh 48 in the hospital and I wouldn’t be able to do a newborn session either. I know that her mama and daddy were sad, but that’s all in the past now and a very interesting story for Abigail in the future.
Now, 2 months later, we have finally been able to schedule Abigail’s newborn session. Baby’s this age often don’t sleep much during their sessions. They are more alert and a lot more sensitive to manipulation and touch. Abigail was perfectly content to just look around and even smile at me and her mama. She fell asleep at the very end for a very short while, but it was enough to get the rainbow images that her mama wanted. I love these photos so much – I think she looks like a little angel and proved to everyone that photographing baby’s at this age isn’t so bad!
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