One of my favorite things about newborn sessions is getting to meet teeny tiny babies when they are just a few days old. Little Levi is just 10 days old here and so adorably tiny.
As I set up for the shoot, I planned to start with the naked sleeping baby shots that we all love. The beanbag was ready, Levi's mom got him fed, sleeping, and undressed and we got him into position. Well, things didn't exactly go as planned...
Maybe it was the 85 degree weather, or the neighbor next door loudly chain-sawing down a tree. Or maybe Levi noticed that under the soft white blanket, the beanbag was pink.. Whatever it was, Levi was having none of it. Crying and getting all red-faced...he was mad! His mom and I are fairly certain we even saw him make an obscene hand gesture to us at one point. :)
So...we switched gears and tried a swaddle and suddenly all was well. Levi slept peacefully the rest of the session, nestled snug in this pretty basket. And little did he know, we did a tour of the backyard as he slept, taking photos along the way.
Congratulations, Jeff and Andi! Looking forward to doing your family session in a few weeks!
Levi, not likin' the beanbag: