One of my favorite perks of my job is seeing all of these beautiful babies grow! I’ve heard people say being a newborn and baby photographer can be a hazardous occupation because you always have baby fever. But to me, it’s the perfect baby-fix: I get to have fun with them for a couple of hours, coo over how adorable they are, then send them back with Mom and Dad as I await our next photo-play-date.
Recently, the Oooldman and I got to see this sweet baby, along with her mom, dad, big brother and god parents. Anytime we get together with this family, it’s more than just a photo shoot, or portrait reveal, it’s good ol’ quality time for everyone– another perk to the job.
We’ll get together again in about 6 months to do her 1st Year Portraits and Cake Smash, and I’ve already been putting together the details to tie in this precious series of shots.
I don’t think that photographing babies has necessarily become “easier,” I just understand now that I am required to chase, coo, cuddle, entertain, and impress the little one in front of my camera – all at the same time!
But you know what? I honestly have such a love for what I do.
Creating cute portraits for parents is such an honor to me, because as a mother, I know how quickly they grow, and how the regret of not having enough pictures tends to haunt you.
And just like with my daughter, I love getting down on the floor with kids and making them laugh. I’m astounded by how no matter how many times you see a little baby finally roll on to their belly after struggling for 5 minutes, it never gets old, and it is never not cute.
This little guy here, had the cutest roll-on-the-belly! I couldn’t get enough of it!
With a little patience, and imagination, photographing babies is a piece of cake, minus the calories =]
I’ll be revealing the signs that your little one may or may not be ready for their close up soon, so stay tuned!