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Baby Catherine | Lifestyle Newborn Session

It's time for some real talk...I was actually really nervous when Melissa contacted me about being her newborn photographer...and I was even more nervous when I actually agreed to doing it!

I've had experience with young children, but I have never done a true newborn session before. Melissa contacted me awhile back, knowing I didn't have experience in this area, but still wanted to be my guinea pig if I was up for it. I thought about telling her no, and referring her to a photographer more experienced in this area, but, since she was willing to give me a chance, I was like, "Well, why don't I give this a shot?"

Guys, honestly, this is one of my most favorite shoots that I have done to date. I didn't know if I would enjoy it or not, but I am so grateful for Melissa giving me a chance to try this new area of photography and opening my eyes to something I never expected I would enjoy so much. 

Some things I learned from this experience: 

  1. Newborn photography is 100% different than any other type of session you will do because the main thing you are photographing (the newborn) only has a tentative arrival date. You have to be pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling in order to capture the precious babe in its first few days at home. I was so grateful that Melissa was so laid back with when I came. You see...silly me...when I told Melissa that I would take the pictures, I had no idea that I would be all the way in Savannah when the baby arrived...
  2. It is literally the coolest thing to do a lifestyle newborn session because you are being invited to share a few precious moments of probably the most monumental time in a couple's life. The parents are tired, happy, nervous, but totally and head-over-heels in love with their precious child. It is such an honor to be able to capture those emotions and memories in a still picture. 
  3. Warning: Once you do one newborn session, you will want all of your friends to have babies simply so you can take their pictures. (I'm not even kidding...)