Our day started at 6:30am today. We had to prepare all of our equipment, which usually entails cleaning, arranging and properly setting for the available light. We also always warm up our space to 82 degrees so that the babies can feel confortable not wearing any layers. In this particular shoot, we used two lights, one with a soft box and the other without one. This allowed us to have enough light to shoot at proper speed just in case the baby moves. By 10:30am, we were prepared for our first model of the day. At 7 days old, Payton wanted to make sure she had plenty to eat, thus making it a little harder to get her to fall asleep, but with the proper temperature, my wife’s magic and some of dad’s influence we were able to calm her and begin the shoot.
Through our experience we have learned that although our models are young in age, they have already developed certain trends and preferences. With Payton we learned that she loves to sleep on her side, which made it difficult for us to pose her and to capture great images without discomforting her. In the end, we were able to get her timing so well that she even posed with her big sister.
Being a newborn photographer is always full of challenges, but to know that we are capturing moments that will never be duplicated and will last a lifetime is a huge reward. We love our clients and we love what we do, enjoy.
We also wanted to thank the Andersons for their loyalty and for entrusting us with their little treasure. We look forward to capturing all of your special moments. We truly appreciate you.