Tuesday, November 5, 2013

bww - (what really happens)

Well, my experience with babies has been from one end of the spectrum to the other.  I have had great sessions and not-so-great ones.  My last newborn session wasn't a bad experience, but it was challenging.  I love babies so much!  They are so unpredictable and so picky about everything.  If their diaper needs to be changed they cry. If they are hungry they cry.  If they are cold they cry.  If they are hot they . . . you guessed it . . . cry.

This little guy was no exception.  Of course, it didn't help that the temperature dipped down to 38 degrees the night before his session and my house was probably chilly.  

Whatever I have planned to do with newborns, hardly ever happens.  I am learning to take what God gives me and make the best of it.  I am not really big on props and / or lots of difficult posing.  Every time I see a photo like that I think it's such a cute idea, but in reality . . . what really happens is I remember that these are not props . . . they are real people.  They have feelings and regardless of how cute I think the picture will be their well-being always stops me from going to that extreme.

Besides what's not to love when you get a shot like this one?  Still super sweet sleeping baby, just without all the bells and whistles and props.  I think it is just as cute.  What do you think?



  1. I love the second one because it's more natural. Thanks for hosting another week of Black and White.
    Big Family Small Farm

  2. It's a good thing they are so sweet! :)

  3. I totally agree. Great shot!

  4. I prefer baby photos without props. Yours is terrific! Coming here via My Memory Art.

  5. I prefer baby photos without props. Yours is terrific! Coming here via My Memory Art.

  6. Both photos are cute, but a photo without props is so much more natural. The sleeping is my favorite of the two (and it reminds me of my grandson, who always has a fist in his mouth lately).

    My brother just shared a photo from our childhood on FB the other day. He was about 3 (I think). His prop was a drum and drumsticks (why?) - the drum was upside down ;)

  7. I love the simplicity of the last shot - amazing capture.


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