Newborn baby W came to visit me last month. I had the pleasure of meeting his mother and older sister last year for a one year photo session and cake smash. I was delighted to find out at that session that mom was expecting and wanting me to do newborn photos. It’s always such an honor when parents keep coming back to you and trusting you with their family.
We started the session with sibling photos which are typically very challenging at this age. Surprisingly this part of the session went great! Big sister was so good and loved being next to her baby brother. It was almost too easy! I am always so relieved when we are able to get great sibling shots as I know moms always have their heart set on them. I am the same way. I also am a mom of two though and remember how the newborn session went with my youngest and her 2 year old sister. It was a mess, literally. We got one shot of the two of them together before there was a massive blowout all over big sister’s lap. She was traumatized. She didn’t want to hold her sister again for months after that. We did get the shot though, and I still love it today and love the memory of what it took to get that shot!
The rest of the session went didn’t go quite as smoothly Baby W decided he was more interested in what is going on around him rather than sleeping. He kept a pretty close eye on me the whole time. It took a good hour or so to get him to finally get to sleep where we were able to grab a couple sleepy baby shots for mom. For a while there I didn’t think he was going to give!