newborn chaosness

I am always amazed how every newborn shoot is unpredictable and different. Sometimes the newborns cry the entire time. Sometimes they sleep the entire time. Usually, they fuss, squirm, kind of sleep, eat, squirm some more, and finally fall into a good sleep for about 15 minutes. I have learned that newborns can not be rushed or pushed. Soooo, we just go with the flow and have fun along the way while we wait for that tiny, little human to cooperate.

Follow along as I take you through a recent newborn shoot of a special, little family…

Miracle! Baby sleeps at the beginning of the session and even gives me a tiny smile to produce one of my very favorite newborn images.

Every once in a while, a toddler comes along who is more than willing to snuggle with baby sibling. Another miracle!

Are you kidding? Big sister is still rocking it out. Love her.All right, baby’s had enough. Crying and hungry. Exit mom and enter dad.Baby’s back! But, big sister is DONE.
I imagine Mom’s are usually exhausted at this point, but we manage some beautiful shots of her and wee one.
Moving back to dad. He is often the staple person trying to hold all the craziness together. Love baby and dad shots SO much.

And, I saved my favorite for last. Mmmmmmm, love.

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  1. Jackie says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  2. Jackie says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  3. kelli taylor says:

    You make it look and seem so easy! 🙂

  4. kelli taylor says:

    You make it look and seem so easy! 🙂

  5. Jenn Sawtelle says:

    These are so beautiful Treasures. I am in complete agreement with Kelli! Would you mind sharing which focal length you were using for that first shot? Is it a 50mm? I am editing a session now and I am proud of my work but I think perhaps I need to step back a little more for some because the baby looks a little larger than I would have liked. Unless you are using a 35mm and that is the difference. . .

  6. Jenn Sawtelle says:

    These are so beautiful Treasures. I am in complete agreement with Kelli! Would you mind sharing which focal length you were using for that first shot? Is it a 50mm? I am editing a session now and I am proud of my work but I think perhaps I need to step back a little more for some because the baby looks a little larger than I would have liked. Unless you are using a 35mm and that is the difference. . .

  7. Antonia says:

    Beautiful pictures, gorgeous family!! It makes me happy to hear that other photographers also experience squirmy newborns! I just love your work. I always enjoy your posts! You’re an amazing photographer.

  8. Antonia says:

    Beautiful pictures, gorgeous family!! It makes me happy to hear that other photographers also experience squirmy newborns! I just love your work. I always enjoy your posts! You’re an amazing photographer.

  9. jean says:

    Jennifer…for newborn sessions, I use my 50mm 1.4 and 24-70mm 2.8 almost exclusively. With that said, the first shot was one of those very RARE times when I had my 85mm on at a newborn session. This was taken at 85mm f/2.2. My 50mm gives me just as delicious images.

  10. jean says:

    Jennifer…for newborn sessions, I use my 50mm 1.4 and 24-70mm 2.8 almost exclusively. With that said, the first shot was one of those very RARE times when I had my 85mm on at a newborn session. This was taken at 85mm f/2.2. My 50mm gives me just as delicious images.

  11. Laura Finley says:

    Oh I love these as usual! Gorg!

  12. Laura Finley says:

    Oh I love these as usual! Gorg!

  13. Debbie says:

    Awww…..beautiful.

    I always love the newborn sessions the best. (They even make me want another, honest.)

  14. Debbie says:

    Awww…..beautiful.

    I always love the newborn sessions the best. (They even make me want another, honest.)

  15. Lani says:

    Beautiful newborn shots! I love the depth of field you get and how you aren’t all “Anne Geddes”, but just capture the beauty of new life!

  16. Lani says:

    Beautiful newborn shots! I love the depth of field you get and how you aren’t all “Anne Geddes”, but just capture the beauty of new life!

  17. Aubri G says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Always a tough combo and you made it look effortless!

  18. Aubri G says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Always a tough combo and you made it look effortless!

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