Newborn photography is one of the most rewarding types of photography that I get to do.
I’m sure many of you have seen the funny image below by Jennifer Lea photography out of Indiana.
This image inspired me to give you a little insight into what it takes to be a professional newborn photographer.
Many people think that photographing a newborn consistest of placing the baby on its tummy or in a basket and clicking the camera. I often hear how lucky I am to get to snuggle with newborns on a daily basis – (it’s true, the snuggling is amazing) but there are certainly obstacles that come with photographing newborns. Last week I had the most precious baby in the studio but she was not interested in relaxing or having her picture taken.
I got to snuggle with her for over 2 hours while trying to settle her down and work her into some of the poses that I love so much. She would cry and cry, we took time out to feed her a couple of times and tried again and again to settle her down. Two hours you ask, mutiple feedings – yes, and I loved every minute. Parents sometimes get nervous that their little one is not cooperating or happens to poo or pee on my props (or me) – this is the reality of being a professional newborn photographer. 🙂 I know not all babies will come to me on their best day, but it is my job to make sure I capture amazing images for mom and dad to remember their tiny baby. And yes, I feel very lucky that this is my job – I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Here’s a sneak at a couple of images from that session last week – as you can see, even though it took us a while, we got some amazing images.