My first newborn photo session with 6 day old Dublin was so enjoyable, he made it effortless, the perfect model. Dublin spoilt me, he was so happy, sleepy and relaxed, such a pleasure to photograph. I am addicted now!
Leading up to this I had read many, many tutorials from new born photographers, watched youtube videos and viewed loads of photos... I was ready for anything lol. The room was as hot as the desert, sound, lighting, props, yep all ready....
I must admit I was expecting the worst, a baby who wouldn't sleep, and I couldn't put into the positions I imagined... but little Dublin just went where he was put, woke a little and then dropped off again. He was an angel. Mum fed him half way through and he just went back to sleep. I felt a bit mean moving him around so only did a few positions and will get together with him again soon to do a few others.
Editing the photos was a great learning experience, I really enjoy this part, taking away those little baby blemishes, red skin tones, flaky skin and giving baby the soft delicate look that a newborn photo needs, each photo has to be individually done but well worth it in the end as you can see by the photos of Dublin.
But what's most important is giving the parent something to treasure forever.
To get started I accosted a few ladies who were pregnant and said I would love to practice with their new bundle when they arrive. So I have met a couple of new little friends and I'm hooked completely.
Luckily in the wee hours of this morning a good friend has just had her little man, can't wait to meet him, welcome to the world Dublin Frank!
Aw what's better than giving cuddles, and getting smiles, I am so looking forward to the road ahead.
My name is Sandy and I am blessed to have a fantastic family, and 5 grandsons, with one more grandson to arrive in a few months.
I love spending time with children it's so special, but they grow so fast!
I am an amateur photographer, and have trained myself over the last 10 years or so, taking photos of all sorts of everything, but photos of people and especially children and babies are the most interesting to look at again and again.
I stumbled on some baby photo props a little while ago, and I just about did a somersault, I was so excited, they were so cute and I couldn't wait to get my camera out and take some cute baby photos. Crochet hats, wraps and fabulous backgrounds, headbands from a local artisan and fluffy blankets, and plenty more to come. I feel the props will add a little artistic interest to the photo, not just a formal portrait, I hope to create an art piece that will give joy for many years to come.
Sandy Jones, photographer and Grandma.