When my oldest started daycare, I always loved talking and getting to know the teachers. And why wouldn’t I? They essentially had my daughter for more waking hours during the week than I did, I wanted to get to know them the best I could. Mr A’s mama was one of those teachers and I can certainly say that my daughter was lucky to have her, along with some pretty fantastic teachers at this daycare. Now that both my girls are in school and since moving out of the neighbourhood, I don’t get to see these teachers anymore but I am lucky to be able to talk with them every once in a while. I was super excited to hear that this sweet little guy had made these two parents and even more excited to get to photograph him! I don’t typically shoot newborns at this age, but he was a dream! He was so tiny and such a sleeper. I mean, seriously, look at those cheeks and that sweet little face! Knowing his mama a teacher, I can say that he is definitely lucky to have her as a mama!
Adorable Little Bunny from Unique Hats and More by Joan
Last year when I was waiting in the airport to head off to shoot a wedding in Mexico in walked Mr L’s mama and papa. Mama was a bridesmaid in the wedding and funny enough, years ago when we were in highschool, she was part of the group my husband hung out with when he went to Mexico with our friends! Daddy to be is also an electrician just like my husband! What a small world. We had such an awesome time in Mexico and it was there I learned of their super exciting, and yet still secret, news! They were expecting and I was one of the first people to learn about this little guys upcoming arrival and I was so excited! (of course we didn’t know whether the little bean was a boy or girl at that time!)
I was very excited to capture this handsome little guy and even more excited when mama and papa got in some shots themselves. Thank you for bringing your little man to see me; he is amazing. Seriously, look at those beautiful lips and adorable cheeks!
Tiny brown bear and little white rabbit from Unique Hats and More by Joan
Grey and Blue bamboo blankies from Unique Hats and More by Joan
It’s always so special to see how excited people are when they contact me to schedule a shoot. I typically recommend to schedule the newborn session when mama-to-be is 18-22 weeks along, occasionally I will get a family who contacts … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever contacted a professional photographer to inquire about newborn photos, you likely received a response about the photos being done between 4-12 days of life. There are multiple reasons for this which include they typically sleep better and can be posed into those adorable poses you see and love. And so it is not often that I see babies who are between 1 month and 5 months. When I scheduled Mr C in, mom wanted some detail shots and shots with her. She and I both hoped for some “sleepy shots” but would go with the flow of the session. Mr C had big beautiful eyes, which I got to see for the first half of the session. Mom and baby both had some adorable moments together, both big smiles and bright eyes. I even got lots of smiles! Mom said I seemed to be able to get the most smiles from him out of anyone so far 🙂
And then little Mr had a “snack” and went right to sleep! And we got our sleepy shots! He was so chubby and cute and I loved his session!
I forgot how quickly they grow. That is, until I placed him on my newborn bed. It really showed me how much these sweet little ones grow in just 2 short months!
And mom and I have something in common: we’re both Registered Veterinary Technicians and we even were in school together 0(although a year apart). How cool!
As an updated note, receiving a message or email from parents after a session is one of the most exciting and heartwarming times.
When I hear about a family loving their photos it brings the biggest smile to not only my face but my heart! I’m human, just as we all are, and of course always have a moment of apprehension or anxiety “Will they love their photos?”. Just because we’re professionals or we do this “all the time” doesn’t mean we’re excluded from the fear of rejection or immune to the potential of rejection! And so we love, I love, getting emails like this:
OMG! These pictures are gorgeous! Thanks so much as they are beautiful and so perfect. I’m so glad I found you and that I decided to have the pics done even though he was 8 weeks. I got my sleeply shots, mom and baby shots and baby shots.