I get so nervous when I head out to a shoot. Doesn’t matter what, every single time, I get a little sweaty palms, heartbeating type anxiety thing going on. I’ve heard of even some seasoned veterans still who get this way and I think its a tribute of sorts to our love and passion for photography. It’s like puppy love. You get excited and all giddy anticipating spending time with the one you’re head over heels in love with.
If there is type of session I most freak out about, its newborns. I have to pump myself up days leading up to it; shopping, pinning, critiquing my old work, and searching blogs and such for new inspiration. With newborn sessions, I find them each so different from one to the next and you never know if you’re walking into a home with a baby that will sleep like heaven the entire time you’re there or if you’ll meet a week old babe who has no desire to be squished, shooshed, swaddled or pictured. Babies tend to run the show. I think I’m getting a little bit better at working the flow of a newborn shoot, but
I still have much to learn they still have much to teach me.
This is Miss Madelyne and like most babies over 10 days old, she’s starting to get a hang of things and has figured out what she does and does not like. And she really didn’t care for my baskets and fancy set ups and such. But what she did care for was her wonderful Mommy and Daddy and being in their arms. Congrats to J&J, Miss Madelyne is so perfect! I can’t wait to watch her grow!
What an absolutely beautiful family!