My hands and camera has been itching to spend some time with a new baby. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a new family during a beautiful fall maternity session and I was super excited when I received the call that their new little one has arrived. Everything was planned and I couldn’t wait to meet this new little guy. Unfortunately, just before our session, we found out that the house we were renting (which had the best property for photos) had some issues in the kitchen and we needed to board up the kitchen and close shop for a while. That meant that my kitchen was now in my dining room A.K.A the “studio” was now the “kitchen”. AH Poo!! In my work and customer care, they come first and I try to do what I can to make them comfortable for both mom and baby (and other family that attends the session). I knew trying to make our home into a comfortable place would not work- so I did what any creative would do. I put on my thinking cap!
I have a client that I have known for years and I remembered that she has this beautiful space with amazing light. Actually it is “yummy” light. Photographers dream! I pulled up my big girl panties and took 5 seconds of courage to ask if I could possibly invade her space with a momma and a new little one. Thankfully she said yes, without skipping a beat. Oh- I was so excited. This was going to be so awesome. New location booked, fabric cleaned and all packed up, camera charged and camera card loaded. Baby fever was getting ready to be fed!
As arrived at our new location, I was met with a HUGE bump in the road. A train company has decided to park in the only way in and out of where we needed to be. The only news I received from them was they were going to be there for a couple of hours. Holy TRAIN TRACKS! Now, I was stressing. I am now feeling like the worst photographer ever for this mom and at this point I was just praying for grace and understanding… and a little miracle that this train stuff would move like NOW.
Ok- so to make a long, embarrassing, and real moment short; we finally made it over the tracks and to our yummy spot. I have to admit that at this point I was sweating bullets hoping that this kind momma wasn’t going to tell me how much of a trouble I have caused. Of course, none of these events were fault of my own, but again I want to make the portrait experience to be the best I can and I know that dealing with this bump was not comfy in any way.
I think this sweet little guy must have heard my worries because he was perfect for me. So handsome he is- perfect little head, creamy newborn skin, fuzz on his shoulders and adorable chunky chin. As much as he fed my baby craving- he also made it stronger. What a blessing it is to have a new little one wrapped in your arms. Between the long nights of feedings and diaper changes, that sweet baby smell makes it all worth it. Here is a sneak peek into our session. To me, the journey was worth the moments with this beautiful mom and baby and I hope this family will cherish his newborn moments for a lifetime.
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