This family contacted me over the long weekend and asked if there was any way that they could come for photos, that same day. This doesn’t often work out, but… we made it work this time and I’m sure glad we did.
Sweet little Japji came to the studio in the afternoon for a newborn ‘swaddle me’ session. It’s a little smaller than a full newborn session and they choose to not include family and just focus on baby. These are great sessions that provide families with a few portraits of these precious stages of life. You don’t always have to book in for a full session!
These sessions really are baby led. This just means that if your little bundle is awake and content, then we just go with what they want to do. We don’t spend the same amount of time attempting to get them into sleeping poses. I personally love that we captured these beautiful big eyes of hers, she really did feel like one of those old souls! In the end, she was tired and we got a few beautiful images of her drifting off… but at 7 weeks, she was less interested in me moving her around once she was napping!
So if you’re feeling like you’ve missed the ‘newborn’ stage or that you really don’t need the full newborn session – consider these little swaddle sessions! Babies love them, and so do I.