Today I have the distinct privilege of introducing you to baby Maverick, who was almost 2 weeks new at his session!
I think we can all agree: his little grin should earn him a spot on the cover of every baby magazine in the nation! Seriously, I'm practically melting from cuteness overload!
Anyway, as you can see from the pictures below, Maverick and I had one of the best sessions together. His mom, Amanda, gave him a bath, put on pj's and fed him before leaving for his shoot. Her preparation efforts allowed us to have an especially awesome shoot together.
While I hear about specific things others do for preparing for shoots, I have found that if you follow a SIMPLE NORMAL ROUTINE and not over stimulate your newborn prior to your session, they run a lot smoother. We also tend to book newborn sessions in the morning, so they are not over tired from a full day of activity.
Maverick slept all the way through the 2 hour session. And when he wasn't sleeping. He couldn’t have been any better.
“It was an overall a great experience. It was a very comfortable and relaxed session. She explained the different things she was doing and even had movies to keep my older kids occupied! The only thing I was worried about is my newborn crying the whole time and not sleeping, but Michelle did a very well job keeping him calm and sleeping,” says Amanda about her experience having her newborn photographed by Michelle Towne Photography LLC.
Because the shoot went so well, I asked Amanda if she would share one helpful piece of advice with other mothers planning a newborn session (See – I've got your back, moms around the world). Her biggest piece of advice is: “Do as they ask. I believe giving him a bath and feeding him helped out a lot.” See, when we book your newborn session, I send tips to help run things smoothly. These are things that I have learned and have been taught at trainings over the last 9 years.
Without further adieu, Mr. Maverick
Hello! I'm Michelle.