Merry Christmas Eve! This photo was taken last year, during my first session with sweet Ashton! His mom and dad brought awesome props to each of his sessions over the last year, and the Santa basket they made was one of my favorites!!! In this session, he was not a newborn, he was four-months-old, so we went with his developmental level. He had good head control, and could sit while supported, but was more comfortable laying. We placed him in the basket and he gave us the cutest faces! Talk about comfy cozy! As you may be able to see, mom is right next to him and me, ready in case he should need support anything. Safety first!
One of my most favorite aspects of photographing newborns is that I get to snuggle most of them!!!! We need our babies to be content and happy during our photos, so once they’ve been changed, fed, and clothed, we rock them to sleep, or rock them until they are in that happy dreamy awake stage. With parent permission (and freshly washed hands), I often get to soothe the baby to sleep. What an honor!