This blog post has been a long time coming. Baby Cayden has already made two “hidden” appearances on my site — Becky was a little bit pregnant at her holiday session and a lot bit pregnant at her maternity session. And finally, her little dude is here!
Now, most photographers will agree that “newborn mini-session” is kind of an oxymoron — newborns tend to take awhile and need lots of lunch breaks and snuggle breaks and pacifier breaksBut that’s exactly what we did! Becky is one of my oldest friends and we just wanted to squeeze in a few baby-announcement photos in the 20 minutes between our yummy brunch (cooked by her ex-chef hubby) and our kids’ naptime (a.k.a. meltdown-time). Luckily, Cayden couldn’t have been more cooperative! And he has beee-yootiful blue eyes.
If you take away the helping hands, this is known as “The Pose” among newborn photographers. And it’s adorable. But Cayden wasn’t too thrilled with the idea, and I’m not one to force a pose (never mess with a happy, calm baby!) But when I was going through my images, I realized that I actually love this “outtake” because it reminds me of how much newborns rely on their moms and dads for support!
..and one last sleepy shot in his new knit blankie!