The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.
In the day’s BC (before Coronavirus) most photographers agreed that a ‘newborn’ baby is up to 2 months old and some photographers prefer to only photograph newborns up to 2 weeks old to capture them at their squishy, sleepiest best.
Stella’s parents had booked her in for a newborn shoot shortly after she was born but then C-19 happened! She was born mid-April and the first time I could reopen was end-July so she was the most geriatric newborn I’ve ever photographed!!
Worth the wait
She was totally worth the wait though.
I had ordered this fabric (called Stella) in especially for her so I was delighted to be finally using it. Miss Stella gave me lots of lovely eye contact with those baby blues of hers. And her skin was practically perfect all peaches and cream.
Stella has a big sister Fern who had her first birthday cake smash with me. Her pictures remind me of erm me in lockdown. All the cake and no bra!!
Mum really wanted a picture of the two sisters together but Miss Fern really didn’t want to play ball so I had to composite a shot of the two of them together afterwards. Next time!
Another good thing about an older baby
Is that they can hold their heads up with less support which makes getting images like this much easier.
Look at those cheeks, isn’t she adorable? I was absolutely smitten.
Smiles for miles
Usually, when I take my ‘mugshot’ images of the baby I get all manner of annoyed and grumpy expressions from them which can be super cute. Miss Stella though was all about the smiles.
I love her cheeky look in this image.
A star has been born
It was wonderful to have a baby back in the studio again. And even though her big sister didn’t want in on the action she did bring me back doughnuts (I suspect with Dad’s help) when they went out on a little break. You all know by now I’m an absolute sucker for doughnuts!
Look at this little lady, super chilled, super happy…a superstar!