I think I have pretty much found "my style" when dealing with newborn photography. I like things to be pretty simple. Classic. Timeless.
However....when I walked into this home yesterday, I knew I had to make use of the furniture they had available. The textures, colors, all of it...made for a yummy session that I have been drooling over while editing. I don't know how classic these will be...but I know these images have had ME wishing I could have one more baby... Shhhhhh, don't tell my hubby!Speaking of classic beauty...this baby fits that description perfectly.
I have always tried to shoot newborns before they are 10 days old. Due to other commitments (Mostly LDS Young Women girl's camp for 25 girls)...I couldn't get to this baby until she was 19 days old. I was SUPER nervous that we wouldn't be able to get any sleepy shots. I was very pleasantly surprised. She was actually one of our best sessions yet. I am re-thinking the whole thing when it comes to the perfect age to do the newborns. I will be experimenting with the whole slew of babies I have coming up. (So happy I have friends still having babies!) I will let you know what I figure out. The last 3 sessions I have done with newborns around 5-8 days old have been really tough! This 19 day old was a dream in comparison.
This session was auctioned off at a fundraiser the young women did for girl's camp. I have been donating a lot of sessions for things like this. It is a really fun way to offer this service to people and it brought in quite a bit of money for the girls. This would be a great way for new photographers to start building clients...but aren't quite ready to start charging professionally. Not to mention the practice you will get by doing a real session!