I will never ever get bored of photographing newborns. Yes, it takes a lot of patience because you have to wait for them to be ready. You can’t rush it or force it. They are the boss and you follow their command, with a few little tricks to help you on the way.
I know there are hundreds if not thousands of great newborn photographers. I am always amazed by the incredible talent out there, and I don’t claim to be anywhere near the best. When I’m photographing a newborn I like to keep in mind what I would want as a mother. I know that a few years down the road I’ll look back at my children’s photos as a newborn and see the first glimpses of who they have become. I’ll want to see what they looked like, what their facial expressions were, how skinny/chubby/tiny they were. I won’t care as much about cute little hats, fancy backdrops, floors, or props. I just want to see them, and remember their sweet smell, the way their soft hair felt on my cheek as I snuggled with them on the couch, and the hours and hours I spent watching their faces as I fed them. That is the reason why I try to keep simplicity in my photography. The baby is the star. Their beauty is what is the most important. I hope the people that come to me to capture their little ones will always treasure those first portraits of their babies, stopping time in a small way for them to remember their own star.
Meet little Garrett. He blessed his family to make a family of six.