Little Andreas arrived just two weeks after we had his mom and dad’s maternity portrait session. Talk about cutting it close! I’ve heard of maternity sessions where women actually go in labour during their maternity shoot, so I guess things could have been a lot closer! Though I do really want to photograph a birth at some point. (If anyone you know is interested in that, tell them to contact me!)
When Andreas was five days old I left Ottawa and headed out to Munster to take his newborn portraits. I get asked occasionally if I have a newborn studio. The answer is that I have a travelling studio! Buying an SUV has made it a lot easier to transport my backdrops, baskets, blankets, and props on location. Going to my clients’ homes ensures a familiar environment for baby, and means the new parents don’t have to worry about packing a bag.
Andreas was very alert for five days old! Despite feeding him right before I arrived, he just did not want to miss out on any of the action. With plenty of cuddles and shushing, he eventually slept for us, though. What an angel!
Congratulations again Tara and Jason! He’s so precious!
This vintage heirloom wagon belonged to a grandparent! I love incorporating personal items into newborn portraits. Not only do they look great, but years from now the nostalgia and memories will only be stronger. The little guy was hungry! They fed him as I was leaving, so I stopped packing my gear long enough to get these candids of the whole family.