Sometimes there are days when I’m heading out the door to do a newborn shoot; my children are ratty, there’s chaos on the roads to get there, I can’t find a place to park (it is the inner west, after all) and I deliberately leave my phone in the car to stop the madness.
And then you walk into the space where there is a new baby. That new, warm, dreamy, milky space. That fuzzy day/night/eternal twilight space. That milk-drunk, doe-eyed, gurgle-sweet space.
And you forget it all.
Really, there is nothing else like it.
And for this beautiful babe, his mum knew that. As the fourth baby born into this family, she knew that to capture this time, this space, she required someone to walk in and step gently to see how the two of them found their rhythm. She didn’t want set up portraits with props, so I popped on my much loved and battered hat of onlooker and snapped what happened around me.
Taking newborn images can be as organised or as organic as you prefer. Newborn photos are best taken in the first ten days of life and be you a new mother for your first baby, or a seasoned mother with many, each baby has their own style, and each set of circumstances arises anew for each session. I am there to help everyone relax, and then promptly forget I’m even there.