“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it” Frank A. Clark
After weddings, children are my favourite thing in the world to photograph and none more so than an itty bitty teeny weeny newborn *sigh*.
At the beginning of the week Kian Martin Steel, (the ovary exploder above 🙂 ) paid me a visit. I used to work with his totally smitten granny so it was an honour and a privilege when she requested the shoot as a gift for her daughter.
Kian was just 12 days new when he came in with mum and dad Aimee and Martin. His gorgeous name is a combination of his granddads names, Keith and Ian (as an aside has anyone ever met a baby Keith??).
Being trusted with such a precious bundle of joy is a responsibility I take very seriously. From the pre session prep and advice I give the parents to the extensive newborn safety training I have undertaken, nothing is left to chance.
For example one of Kian’s relatives is in the police force and his parents bought along a hat to see if we could use as a prop. At first I was going to attempt a ‘chin-up’ pose with Kian resting on the hat. Mum and/or dad would have been used to support him, and then edited out in post processing. It would have looked super cute but Kian was not happy in that pose so I abandoned it. No parent will want you to put their newborn in a potentially dangerous or uncomfortable position for a shot and I wouldn’t either. Especially when he looks so fricken adorable above anyway (that pout *double sigh*).
I love it when parents bring props and outfits to the session as well as the selection I have. It makes for a completely personal and bespoke session.
Kian’s mum especially wanted to see him in this little outfit and I don’t blame her! Proper little bobby dazzler (yup – still trying to bring that phrase back!).
So there you have it, the latest newborn I have fallen in love with. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get a baby Keith in the studio….
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain