Baby Cass came to visit the studio at just a few days old for his newborn photo shoot and while he took a little time to settle, we did get some lovely peaceful shots of him.
My long tailed elf hats are some of my most popular additions to my newborn sessions and it’s easy to see why – they are super cute and a really easy way to accessorise a shot without disturbing your baby – this can be a real bonus if your baby is a bit unsettled for part of their photo shoot. Which, if I’m being honest, most of them are – they look peaceful in the photos but it’s not always that way in real life!
Sometimes when newborns cry or won’t easily go to sleep in a session, I can see parents start to panic that we won’t get any photos. I think it’s because when I publish a photo, 99% of the time, babies are asleep and so people think that they turn up that way and stay that way. I wish they did, don’t get me wrong, that would make my job super easy. But the fact of it is that they don’t – nearly every baby will be wakeful, hungry or cross at some point during their photo shoot and sometimes all three at once. We just deal with whatever they need and wait for them to settle before we move on. It doesn’t phase me in the least so there’s never any need to worry – we get there in the end!