Having photographed some of these family members over the summer, I knew I was in for a treat! When Mom contacted me via her mother, to photograph her newborn baby boy and the family, I think she said something along the lines of “NO STUPID HATS!” To which I giggled and thought…awe man when will I get to use the SOMBRERO as a prop!
Some of you who have previously had a customized session by me, probably can recall the look of abject horror I had on my face when you showed me a photograph you found on Pinterest with chalkboards, or scrabble letters. I promise I really don’t make those faces on purpose. They just pop up on my face. However, inside when someone shows me their inspiration, I’m screaming “OH MY GOD THE CHEESY PROPS!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!” So thank you for not calling me out on that, if you noticed. Then I calm down and start planning the “look” for your session and try to find the “look” you are going for by showing me these inspirational photographs. So to start off planning a session with a client who absolutely doesn’t want cheesy props makes me think I have found the absolutely perfect client! I love you…….(too much?)
I had a reveal session planned for another client an hour away directly after this newborn & family session. Also, remember hurricane Patricia a couple of weeks ago that hit Mexico? Yea the remnants from that went over the top of us the day of this portrait session. Mom’s husband was so chivalrous when he braved the howling storm to help me get my gear out of my poor little cram packed Mustang. And then again when he helped me cram it back. My car still smells bad from all the wet gear that hung out in it for the rest of the night!
Poor big brother did not seem to be impressed by my mad photography skills or his new baby brother but come to find out the poor little guy was fighting an ear infection! He never even cried. I want to lay down in the floor and scream if I get an ear infection and no way you would get a camera near me! Such a little trooper.
Baby Cooper had the alertness of a two month old. Which made for some great lifestyle photographs but he really, really did not want to miss anything! So he didn’t slip off into baby never never land for very long. But that was okay because I’m quick with the camera.
For someone who had just had a cesarean five days earlier and no sleep with a toddler and a newborn to care for, Mom was absolutely beautiful and Dad looked so proud of his little family.
Whatever kind of day I have had though, quietly sitting and taking photographs of newborns makes my day. Especially with clients like these. Thank you both for working with me to preserve these precious memories!
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