I’ve worked with quite a few clients that have come to me after having bad experiences with other photographers. It always breaks my heart because I know they will never get those moments back. It motivates me to work extra hard with these clients as I feel I need to makeup for the disappointment they felt after working with their previous photographer. Although, I know it’s not my job to turn them around, I feel like each and every family deserves nothing but a positive and fun experience with beautiful images in the end.
I wasn’t sure how this session would go since I hadn’t worked with an “older newborn” in a very long time. The ideal age to photograph a newborn is typically 7-10 days (or so they say), but this little gal proved that theory wrong. She was over a month old when I went to her family’s home in Edina to photograph her newborn photos. After a few feedings, she slept like a dream and although was a little sensitive to my touch, ended up being so great to work with. I ended up with a beautiful variety of images.
We started off the session with taking family photos with just her older sister with mom and dad. I know with a new baby in the house, she was probably not getting as much attention as she was as an only child, so I really wanted to capture those moments with her before we woke up her baby sister. She even got to play my assistant playing peek-a-boo with mom and dad while we got some shots of mom and dad with her new sister, too.
I was on pins and needles waiting for the reply back from mom and when she emailed me letting me know how much she loved her photos, I couldn’t have been happier! I’m so looking forward to working with them on Baby Izzy’s First Year Baby Plan and seeing them again for her 6 month photos in October.
Here is a rather large share from their session, enjoy!!
Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90’s rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.