Here’s the thing—there was a long period of time in my career as a photographer when the idea of photographing newborns sent me running. I absolutely refused to do it. I respected it as its own art form, one that required a whole separate set of talents beyond those that I had as a wedding and lifestyle photographer. Then I had my own daughter, and I became a bit obsessed with getting the perfect squishy newborn photo. I chased down the pregnant women I knew (and some who I didn’t know) and asked if I could practice with their babies. I took an awesome workshop with two amazingly talented newborn photographers. I learned posing and patience and preparation and all of the other things that go into making a newborn photo shoot successful.
And here, more than a year after my first shoot with my own daughter (one that I never shared on this blog because I didn’t feel particularly proud of it), I’m getting into a groove with newborns. I’m excited about spending cold winter days in an 80 degree room with tiny new people. I’m excited to capture these moments that are so incredibly different from weddings, but just as special and fleeting. It’s going to be a good year.
Let’s not forget big sister cuteness!