Oh man. There’s nothing I don’t love about this next shoot. I had a crazy busy morning—for no reason in particular. The kids were great, I got them off to school, ran into a few friends, had an awesome meeting with friends, planned a really exciting giveaway (coming to you on Sunday night), and had a photo shoot with one of the coolest families around. But by noon, I somehow felt like the day had been three long. So coming home to a quiet house, turning on some Housewives of Atlanta and editing little Jack’s sweet face totally was the relaxation I needed to get me through the afternoon.
Shooting newborns used to make me so nervous when I first started out. I hadn’t had kids yet myself, I was always worried they wouldn’t sleep, and I was just plain awkward around babies. But now that I’ve had kids, am over the newborn phase, and am sleeping through the night(ish), newborn shoots feel so comfortable and like a little gemstone someone is handing over to me. Due to the holidays and travel, I met Jack and his family more than ten days after he was born, so I didn’t have high hopes that he would be sleepy when I arrived. But, like most things, I was very wrong. This little guy slept like…well, you know. And shoots like these make me so happy people do newborn photos…because we captured Jack’s fuzzy hair, and his bright blue eyes, and how teeny his little hand is against his mama’s, and how he likes to lay on his belly and be rocked to sleep in his daddy’s arms. All the things you think you’ll always remember when you first have a new baby but easily forget as time moves forward. And because Jack slept so much, we were able to get photos all around his beautiful home and even next to a fire, making this one of the coziest sessions to date. Can I please move in?