Newborn Sessions are pretty special. I remind myself as often as possible to go with the flow in newborn sessions. That being said, I do have an agenda that I follow when I go into a family’s home to shoot. But… at the end of the day, there’s one tiny person who really determines how sessions go!
Newborn Sessions typically flow naturally: I do pictures of the baby alone first, and then finish up the session doing lifestyle images of baby and family – which is when baby starts to wind down a bit but mom can keep him calm for pictures. Feeding and soothing are always necessary amidst that routine, for the most part.
Olivia's parents, Chad and Caroline, were so great about going with the flow – I can’t tell you how helpful it is when mom and dad are on board with being flexible! Sure enough, all it took was some attention from her momma and daddy before she settled right down for her solo shots… she was absolutely perfect.