The new-borns I have photographed this year have all been within the first two weeks of their life's. This is considered the optimum time to get lovely relaxed images of a new-born. New-borns are generally, much more sleepy and “ bendy” during this period.
However, I recently was contacted to take some photos of an 8 week old little girl.
Her mum said she was a very relaxed laid back baby and that she should sleep through the session.
Of course she didn’t.
I managed to grab a few images of her asleep in the first few minutes.
But then she woke up, and wriggled through out the rest of session.
that meant her limbs were flying all over the place.
We tried a different approach and took her outside to grab some shoots in the meadows.
Mum was so pretty, I grabbed a few of her on her own as well.
It’s always interesting to see what photographs people order after their sessions.
I always have my favourites, but everyone sees things differently.
I loved this image so much that I ordered a large, blow up of it for my portfolio wall. I choose to order it in a special photo paper- Fuji colour Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper. It has embedded pearl like crystals, which produce a high gloss reflectance in the highlights.
I knew the bubble that Amalie is blowing would look perfect, printed with this paper.
Amalies parents bought images to put in a multi aperture frame they had found in TK Maxx, and a larger image that will go in a matching frame.
Sadly, they didn’t buy my favourite shot above.