The majority of newborn photographers will agree that sleeping newborns are easier to work with. After all, a fast asleep baby means a quicker, generally more productive session, with your sleepy tot able to be gently posed in all those cute positions and using props that parents love.
However - if for some reason your little one decides that the inside of a studio is far more interesting than the inside of his or her eyelids, don't panic! During my newborn sessions, I often have wide eyed babies who just don't want to miss a thing! This doesn't worry me at all. My studio is lovely and warm and, once my white noise has been playing for a while and I've done my 'swoosh and shoosh' (clients will know what I mean!) they have all eventually given up and fallen asleep. In the meantime, I certainly don't waste those gorgeous wide awake eyes!
I often wonder, when processing such photos, what is going on inside those tiny heads. Isn't nature wonderful? A matter of days ago these tiny tots would have been inside the womb and now here they are looking around, taking in whatever they can. Amazing stuff!
If you would like me to photograph your new addition to the family, contact me on 07765 718415 or through my contact form.
Thanks for reading!