I love taking pictures. I think anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that. I don’t claim to be a great photographer, though I do like some of the pictures I take and I do know my way around a camera. But it all comes back to the fact that I love taking pictures. Photography gives me a lot of satisfaction.
Some time in the last year, a client asked me what my favorite and least favorite types of photo sessions were. I told her that I loved engagement and maternity shots the best. They tend to be the easiest (and the happiest) for me.
On the other hand, my least favorite type of photo session (and I was pretty quick to come back with this answer) is newborn shots. I just can’t seem to get the lighting and the props and the positioning right. And in case it’s been a while since you’ve been involved in a newborn photo session, this is how newborn photos really go:
Babies never sleep through their photo shoot. Those peaceful sleeping baby photos? They are only caught in between cries and kicks and rocking and feeding. Newborns don’t smile, don’t sit up, and they rarely sleep when the photographer is there, which means that our work is that much harder.
And yet, I love spending time with brand new babies. I really do.
And they sure are cute to look at.
This little girl is the first born of those cousins-in-utero that I posted about a few months back.
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