A few weeks ago I shot little baby Kemper’s newborn images (after I shot his parents here
and him in the oven here
). It was a great, straightforward, relaxed session — as usual!
Since I prefer shooting on location, I brought my lights, camera, and self to the clients home. When baby was sleepy and momma was relaxed, we began the session. Doing it this way lets me wait out the fuss and mess of bringing babies to a new scary place at just a week old. Baby gets hungry? Go feed! Baby starts crying? Go put him in his OWN crib or do whatever you do to calm him! The parents enjoy it more, the newborns are more relaxed, and, an added bonus, I get to capture a new little face in familiar surroundings. This is a family’s home…often their first! This environment deserves to be captured more than studio backdrops and props. This session is more valuable than that. It’s just how things are done at Ironside Photography, I guess.
He’s gonna be one tough little dude.