It was the first shoot since the birth of my gorgeous baby girl. Sarah was well prepared, she had contacted me months before hand to express an interest in getting a lifestyle shoot booked in for when their first child arrived in September. Turns out we were only a few weeks apart from each other in our pregnancies. We chatted about how things were going for us and Sarah shared some photos she had seen on pinterest to give me an idea of what kinds of shots they were after which was fantastic. I’ll always welcome ideas from the clients, it gives me a new style to try and puts out a challenge so I’m all for outside inspiration. She got back in touch with me early September to tell me their little man Flynn had been born and we set a date to capture his early days of life on the outside. Baby Flynn was just under 2 weeks old and my baby girl was couple of days off 4 weeks old. People have been amazed that I am out doing shoots at this time and how it is that I’m looking as well as I am. “How are your eyes not hanging out of your head” they say. Well all I can say is she sleeps pretty well at night and I am lucky enough to have a help from my mother and husband to keep the home fires burning while I’m out doing ‘click clicks’ as I tell me 3 year old son. Plus its a good opportunity to get out of the house and interact with others.
I had been worried about the amount of available light we would have and with the time slot of noon with the sun being straight above us. I need not have worried as their front bedroom gave us the amazing illuminating light we needed for stunning natural light photography. Sarah and Dan were doing great in their first weeks as new parents, keeping calm throughout the shoot and giving little Flynn of love and care. Its a beautiful thing to see.
This was a stellar shoot for many reasons – Fantastic clients, lovely light, I had to opportunity to try new poses and be experimental and basically I was just happy to be behind the camera again doing the work that I love.
Here is what we captured that day…enjoy