Often as I capture images I have a vision of the finished product before I start; more often than not my subjects have a different idea. Now when you’re dealing with children that translates to we do it THEIR way. Newborns especially are learning so much in those first few days of life. Taking them back out of clothing and exposing them to the elements is not always something they are particularly comfortable with.
Nash was no different than most newborns. He knew he wanted to be wrapped up and his preference was safely in the arms of his beautiful mama while daddy kept watch over both of them.
The joyous thing about being a spirited person myself is that I have a lot of patience and even more perseverance. Meaning that in the end I typically get my way. Or at least I convince myself that it is my way. I have a sleeping baby (albeit not completely naked but we are both content), I have relaxed parents (at least in the images we capture) and we have beautiful portraits of moments in our time together.
I’m truly blessed to be entrusted to capture moments. Moments where baby is asleep in his mother’s arms and daddies arms are wrapped gently around his new family. Moments where for just that one f-stop in time life is just perfect.
Moments where finally they succumb to the peaceful easy sleep and we are able to just pretend that babies stay babies forever.