Wednesday, February 8, 2012

krew's newborn photos

During the past several years, as I studied portrait photography, took a few online photography classes, started a photography blog and had 16 paying clients, nothing made me more excited than the idea of someday taking newborn photos of my own child.  During the 2 years we struggled to get pregnant, seeing other people with their new babies was often hard for me, yet taking their photos never was.  I dreamt of the portraits I would someday take of my own little one, and considered each newborn session that I did to be great practice.  Of course, once I found out I was expecting, I began pouring over newborn photos, making notes of all the great shots I wanted to capture of my baby.  The problem was, by the time Krew was born, I had too many ideas, too many props, too many poses, and I forgot about the fact that not only would I be the photographer during the session, but the mom as well.  I forgot that when I do a newborn session for someone else, when the baby gets fussy, mom picks them up while I set up a new shot, or make necessary adjustments on my camera.  I forgot that when I am just the photographer I'm not running on four hours of sleep and recovering from a delivery.   Also, it took me forever to edit all the pictures since I had a newborn baby that needed to be snuggled (no complaints about that from me). So, the experience was quite a bit more stressful than I had planned for, and I can't help but feel that these pictures are missing something. 
But, then I thought about the "photo shoot" I did with my twins when they were a few weeks old.  I had a point-and-shoot camera, horrible lighting, and about ten minutes.  Of course there have been times when I regret not paying the big bucks to have a professional photo session done with them, but I treasure these pictures.

Why? Because they are pictures of my tiny babies and that's all that matters!

Now that that stress of the situation has passed, there are several photos that I am in love with!  And now, after that lengthy explanation, here are some of my favorites from Krew's newborn photo session(s)!


Bret and Charise Miller said...

So adorable! I love them all but i really like the one with all three boys feet and the one by the crib skirt...and that grey diaper cover is really cute also :)

The Murray Family said...

I absolutely cherish the pictures you took of Brynn as a baby. Thank you so much! I also have very few, poor quality pictures of Mason as a baby and I would give anything to go back in time and get some great pictures to capture him as a baby. These pictures are absolutely perfect. good job.

Jessica said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I can tell you have worked hard at your craft. You look amazing in those photos- I would never guess you were a stressed mom/photographer.