First we had each other then we had you now we have everything.
First baby of 2020
Baby Sebastian was 19 days new when he came into the studio on the 2nd day of 2020 and completely stole my heart.
Years ago I worked with his mum’s bestie (if by work you mean meeting for copious cups of tea and bitching about the place we worked at – then we worked hard!). She got in touch to buy a newborn photoshoot as a baby gift. That’s the perfect BFF right there!
Wide awake club
I’d established with mum that Sebastian was most sleepy in the afternoon so that’s when we booked the session. However, as I always tell parents their baby will always choose the day of their photoshoot to change their routine. Sebastian was no exception! But that’s okay because I get beautiful wide awake images for their gallery as well as sleepy ones. Plus it means I get more time snuggling with the baby as I attempt to get them to nod off. Win-win!
What the heck are you doing to me?
I thought with one of the backdrops I was using my mohair teddy bonnet would look super cute on Sebastian.
And it did, but I also love his angry expression in this image. It’s like he is totally mad at me for daring to put him in the hat!
Being a model is exhausting
Eventually being fed and swaddled started to work its magic.
Master Sebastian decided my bucket prop was the perfect place to take a little power nap.
Look at those pouty lips and perfectly kissable cheeks. Baby perfection right there!
Family is a beautiful word
I always ask mum and dad at the beginning of the session if they want pictures of them with their new bundle of joy. A lot of parents are self-conscious and not sure if they want to be in front of the camera. Being parents is all-new, as is not getting much sleep. Sebastian’s parents were no exception. I always say the same thing. These images are not for you, they are for your baby when they get old enough to understand – you want them to see how loved they were as soon as they were born. I ease them into it with a silhouette image like the one at the beginning of this blog and then if they want to stop there it’s fine. But I’m delighted that Sebastian’s parents then choose to have images taken with him individually and together as a family unit. I think Sebastian is going to adore these images when he is older and be in absolutely no doubt about how utterly loved he is.