“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.”
It felt like I’d been waiting for Emma to come into the studio for ages…eleven months to be precise! Emma’s parents had been given a voucher for a photo shoot in my studio as a newborn gift. But Emma was born premature and then life got in the way. Oh, my goodness…she was totally worth the wait 🙂
I always allow at least an hour for these sessions and explain to the parents that we are only likely to spend 20 – 30 minutes actually shooting. The rest of the time will be spent building the child’s confidence (or bribing them). Emma was model ready as soon as she arrived. Dressed in the most adorable gold dress with pink tights and white shoes she was ready for her close up.
We started with some high key images focussing on Emma’s amazing blue eyes. She could sit really well by herself and stand with some assistance. So we drafted in mum and dad for a supporting role!
By this point, Emma was well into her stride and was showing off her bouncing skills.
Although Emma wasn’t yet walking she had a super speedy crawl so, as with most children at this age, I used a variety of chairs as ways to ‘contain’ our little model.
By the time we got to our last set up Emma was a seasoned professional and was thoroughly enjoying herself.
Mum and dad seemed genuinely delighted when I delivered the online gallery the next day and said;
“You’ve really captured Emma’s personality and we even like the photos of ourselves (which is unusual ha ha).”
Seems to me that this Newborn gift will be a gift that keeps giving 🙂