I usually know within the first few minutes of a newborn session, how much I can push a little one before they will wake up. I can tell how touchy they are, or how sensitive to being handled. There is actually a lot of movement that goes on during a newborn session, as I put baby into a pose and then move them a few minutes later. This is all done to maximize their sleepy time, as newborns eat so frequently. So I work quickly, and efficiently, while that baby is out!
Ellie arrived at the studio completely asleep. Her parents assured me she was the sleepiest baby ever, and they were right! She allowed us to work through so many poses, including some of my favorite unwrapped parent poses. But as you will see below, she did open up her beautiful eyes for some amazing wide awake facial expressions. I am always just as happy to work with an awake newborn as an asleep newborn. Getting a mix of both types of images is kind of a wonderful surprise, and most parents jump at those cute little awake shots when they see their final gallery.
Ellie’s dad is a Major in the Army National Guard, so of course we incorporated some military-themed outfits. The adorable camouflage bloomer was made by Ellie’s grandma, personalized with her last name. We also highlighted dad’s Army tattoo. Welcome to the world sweet Ellie. I know your parents waited so long for you, and were so excited for our session together. I think you rocked it girl!
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