Nothing like working with a teensy little baby boy! Mr. Andrew was a such a polite boy for his Northfield MN Newborn Photography session and slept soundly for most of the time.
Early on into the session I really wanted to do a hanging image with Andrew. He was so small and such a sleepy boy I knew the result would be amazing and here it is! This is a composite of multiple images. All images where a baby is seemingly supporting themselves in an odd way or where a baby would be in any type of compromising position is composited. As a Northfield newborn photographer safety is exceptionally important and always come first in my studio.
Mom and dad images are always one of my favorite poses. As a parent I know how little you feel like taking pictures after you have given birth but also how special it is to have images from these early moments with your new baby.
This session was extra fun because mom and dad had some extra special things that they were bringing with to have photographed with their new little boy. The first item was a Houston Rockets run. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to incorporate a rug into an image and then after seeing it I knew I wanted to treat it like a basketball court and somehow get Andrew onto it. I asked my husband about cutting up a basketball to put him into and he suggested deflating it! We sure make a good team. Here are the final images of the first time I put a baby into a basketball.
The second thing that mom and dad were bringing was a superhero blanket. This was extra special to them as Andrews whole pregnancy was superhero themed including his shower. This little superhero needed an extra special set up with his cape and blanket. What made it a bit more cute was a pair of my daughters doll glasses that fit perfectly on Andrews little face. I love the result and my daughter was astonished that he was little enough to wear her doll glasses!
As you can see by this diverser gallery Andrew was quite the little model. He snoozed happily while I fiddled and posed and took tons of beautiful pictures!
It's crazy to believe but babies are often very settled and comfortable in the bucket pose. The bucket is prepared for their little bodies and they are used to having their hands up by their faces. Getting a baby out of a bucket is a bit more difficult but naturally Andrew for amazing for this Northfield newborn photographer.
Toward the end of a session I always enjoy doing more "unposed" images and slowly unwrapping babies. It is fun to see how they stretch out and to take a few images that are different than the typical posed newborn set ups.
Congratulations Streveler family on your new beautiful boy! I couldn't be happier for you and am absolutely honored you chose me to take Andrew's first pictures.
Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Newborn Photographer in the state of MN. She is a full service newborn photographer that creates products and images that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing newborns safely and beautifully.