I really enjoy photographing everything from babies to weddings. I love to be the family photographer my clients think of when they want photographs of maternity, baby, birthdays, graduations, engagements, weddings and more babies.
One of my clients recently brought a beautiful little boy into the world and asked me to create their newborn photographs. I was honored to oblige, of course!
I asked Gabriel’s new mommy to get the house warmed up and to get Gabriel’s tummy full so that he’d be nice and sleepy. He was about 21 days old in these photographs which is about 10 days past when he was sleeping 20 hours per day. So, it took a little while to get all of these images but it was a wonderful experience all the same.
As you may have gathered, newborn babies are most easily photographed while they are in a deep sleep. This allows the photographer to ease them into cute little poses that show off their tiny faces, hands and feet. As you can see below, little Gabe chose a lot of his own poses and did a wonderful job.
Since Gabriel didn’t really want to sleep, I was able to photograph his big baby blues. What a doll!
Then, as if on queue, Gabriel decided to totally zonk out just as I packed up my gear and this is how I left him at the end of his first photo shoot.
Thank you to Gabriel’s mommy and daddy for trusting Jim Vetter Photography to create their first family heirloom!