I was so excited when baby girl A's mom contacted me to see if I was available to take her newborn portraits. One of the reasons I was so excited is because I knew she was excited too - she contacted me from her hospital bed after having her little girl earlier that day!
On the day of her first ever photography session, baby A was 8 days old. Mom kept her awake for a couple of hours before I arrived and was finishing up a feeding while I set up - this usually makes for a nice, sleepy baby. Usually... Apparently life was just too interesting for A to sleep, and that's perfectly ok! I hung out for ~3 hours and we shot when she was ready.
That's the best thing about a newborn portrait session, no one's in a rush! If baby needs an extra feeding - no problem. If baby needs a little alone time with mommy, no problem!
We also took advantage of the beautiful, Pensacola day and took some family portraits outside. We even managed to sneak in a few with big sister, Charlotte who wasn't quite sure how she felt about this little usurper, I mean sister.
Beautiful headband by Lacybug Designs.
They say a picture says a thousand words. But there's one thing that baby K's pictures don't tell you - at least not unless you're looking super closely. This little man is tiny! I thought my own early-bird (born at 36 weeks and 3 days) was a tiny at 7 lbs 5 oz and 20" long. Boy was I wrong!
Baby K weighed just 5 1/2 lbs when he graced with world with his presence on August 11th. And he's awesome! And Alert! It took myself and mom 45 minutes to get him to finally drift off to sleep for us. He was WAY too interested in looking at the new lady with the big camera and in petting one of my furrier throws.
But get him to sleep we did, and that's where the fun, cuteness overload began!
I love photographing guys, especially teenage guys, especially for high school senior portraits for guys. You'd be surprised at how many photographers prefer photographing teen girls over teen guys. Don't get me wrong, I love senior portrait sessions for teenage girls as well - they'll try every pose I want (plus a few poses they want) in multiple, fun outfits at several locations. But, I enjoy photographing men. I love engaging them and getting them to loosen up and relax. If you've ever had a photo session with me you've heard me say, "You may be laughing at me, but I guarantee I'll get you to laugh." And it's true, I haven't failed yet!
The other fun thing about photographing teenage guys is most times they're TOTALLY on board with a fast-paced session AND they'll pose EXACTLY like I want. Fast paced portrait sessions are fun and they keep me sharp - they require me to think on my feet and be constantly moving. If I slow down, the guy gets bored. If you let guys get bored, you've lost them.
Ian was the typical teenage guy having his high school Senior Portraits made. He was at Pensacola Beach on a Sunday evening in August because that's where his mom told him to be. Like most guys, Ian started the session a bit shy, but by the end, he trusted me to get great pictures. And that shot on the bottom in the middle - 2 college chicks in bikinis walked behind me at that moment. :)
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, ponytail sporting, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.
Newborn Portrait Photography
Family Portrait Photography
Maternity Portrait Photography
Senior Portrait Photography
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