Newborn Photography

Pinterest is full of super cute newborn photos.  In every position, cute container, adorable outfit, it’s just full of these beautiful and seemingly easy to shoot photographs.  I mean you look at them and think, “The lighting is simple, the props aren’t hard to make, this should be a piece of cake.”  But if you think that, you’d be very WRONG!

 It’s really hard to keep a baby in a pumpkin happy... 

It’s really hard to keep a baby in a pumpkin happy... 

I never intended to be a baby or child photographer, it just isn’t what I’m passionate about.  That is until I had a newborn.  Now I find myself trying to recreate every ridiculous cute photo I see.  And my wife is just as bad.  We literally took about 500 photographs over the course of 2 different days and counted ourselves lucky to have gotten a small handful of good photos.  Over the past two months with our new little bundle of joy, we have discovered and now expect a challenge every time we want to try a photo idea.  Kids are not always cooperative so we have learned to be patient and to cherish even a single decent photo out of the batch.  We’ve also learned and babies will be smiling and happy all day, until the exact moment you half-press the shutter button and bring them into focus.  But the challenge isn’t going to stop us, cause I mean, have you seen all the cute Christmas phot ideas with babies on Pinterest!!!! 😂😂😂

 

Here’s to the challenge and the hopes of getting one good photo!