Miss Clare- what a sweet sweet little girl! We usually expect and plan that newborn sessions will include lots of time to cuddle mommy, nurse and time to become perfectly calm and relaxed for their session. Miss Clare and her Mommy had a BIG talk before they came, with lots of praise and hope that she would sleep well for her session. I’m not sure that I have ever quite done such a quick, calm session. She arrived asleep and continued to sleep for pretty much the entire session!!
I always ask families to bring things that mean something to them- ways to make the photos personal- family items, mom and dad’s wedding rings, stuffed animals or blankets from their bedroom- it means I get to arrange and plan “on the fly” but I love the challenge. When I saw the mailbox come into the house, my first thought was “oh my gosh what a FANTASTIC idea, then my second thought came… how on earth can we get asleep and calm enough to sleep inside the mailbox?”… refer back to the first paragraph where I said she slept like a dream! Even as I tucked her little body inside the mailbox, she slept for us. I think it’s such a fun and wonderful way to be able to visually see each year how much she has grown, to look back and think… you fit inside that mailbox!!
Thank you for having me capture these adorable photos!