Alden was my second newborn photographed. I think newborns are even more challenging than toddlers, believe it or not. Getting their attention or making them giggle aren't really options. Getting pooped on is an option. I "chose" that one about 5 minutes after meeting Miss Alden. Luckily, she only lives across the street from me, so I was able to run home an change
On one hand, I don't want to feel like I'm giving up because it's too hard or any similar excuse, but I'm not sure I'm at a level to do newborns yet. For one thing, you have to shoot them indoors. My abilities and experience with indoor shooting -- even with good natural light from windows -- is limited. Very limited. For another thing, each one is so different, and it's tough to get them asleep (surprisingly), or to get them to do what you want for photos. I think it's just a completely different dynamic that photographing anyone over six months old.
So overall, I'm not satisfied with my work from this shoot. Alden is a beautiful baby, just like her mama and her sister, but I'm not satisfied with my own results.
This kind-of sums up most of our time together.
I think she may have a future as a flamenco dancer.
I love this face. It makes me laugh to look at this photo.
Poor Alden's skin was so dry. I loved the flakiness on her feet.
There's one more photo that I've been trying to add all day long, but Blogger keeps rotating it, and it's making me mad. If I can upload it correctly later, I will.