Photo lovers, today I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to baby Kalvin, who's officially 10 days new!
I think we can all agree: His chunkiness (is that really a word?) should earn him a spot on the cover of every baby magazine in the nation! Seriously, I'm practically melting from cuteness overload! Just look at those arm rolls at 10 days!
Anyway, as you can see from the pictures below, Kalvin and I had one of the best sessions together. His mom, Tiffany, nursed him as much as she could before they left the house and had him ready in just a sleeper for an easy transition from car seat to session start. Her preparation efforts allowed us to have an especially awesome shoot together.
Kalvin slept most of the way through the two hour session. And when he wasn't sleeping, Kalvin was calm and relaxed. He couldn’t have been any better.
“I was definitely nervous. I wasn't sure how comfortable I would be with the whole experience because it was still so soon after his birth, but it was clear he was in good hands, and Michelle made sure I was close to him the whole time. He was so happy with Michelle- he never cried!,” says Tiffany. Part of our newborn safety in sessions it to make sure that someone is ALWAYS next to baby in case I need to get up or I need an additional pair of hands. I love giving mom's or dad's a close up view of what I do as a newborn photographer as well.
Because the shoot went so well, I asked Tiffany if she would share one helpful piece of advice with other mothers planning a newborn session. Her biggest piece of advice is: “Find someone with experience and training working with newborns. It will ease any anxiety you have, especially because you are so "mama bear" in those first few weeks; it's hard trusting anyone with your baby.”
Tiffany's anxiety was eased. We provide a relaxing baby led sessions. Part of our training is reading cues and understanding newborns. Not only do we do baby led sessions, but our poses are ALL TRANSITIONAL meaning all of our poses are slow fluid movements from one position to the next reducing the stress on baby and parents.
I can’t wait to see how baby Kalvin grows and changes in the upcoming months! I get to shoot his adorable face every few months with my milestone package - www.michelletownephotography.com/children.html! Aren't I lucky?
Without further adieu, Mr. Kalvin
Doo doo doo doooo! Introducing... BABY NOLAN!
I'm still flying high from one of the most amazing shoots. The handsome little guy in front of the lens is the son of Lauren and DJ.
Speaking of which, Lauren was so much fun to get to know. I could have talked with her all day!
As for baby Nolan, he was a little angel and slept peacefully through the entirety of our two-hour session. Nolan rocked it! Doesn't he have the sweetest little smirk?
Time for a little aww moment: “Holy Hair! All three of my children had a head full of dark hair", says Lauren. I felt the same way about my oldest child! Maybe what they say about heartburn and a full head of hair is true? ;)
Lauren says the favorite part of our session together was "the communication." "Michelle explained every move she made with our baby making me feel comfortable with what she was doing any why." All of our newborn sessions are baby led and transitional posing is done safely allowing baby to be most comfortable.
Lauren says that her experience was "AMAZING." She never once felt uncomfortable and the photos are beautiful.
One thing that mom recommends when looking for a newborn photographer is "Go with someone who has the kind of experience that Michelle does." What to know more about our experience? We would gladly talk with you about our newborn safety training and education.
Okay, no more talking (or would that be typing?). Check out little Nolan for yourself!
Hello! I'm Michelle.