Congratulations to Laura & Davis on the arrival of their sweet daughter, Winnie. There is nothing more endearing to me than a newborn baby and having the opportunity to photograph these miniature humans is such a privilege for me. From the moment I arrive at a newborn shoot, I am in happy land and post production is just as enjoyable for me. There is nothing quite like the love and happiness I see emanating from new parents and it is a blast to capture.
Winnie’s photo session was the first newborn session I have done in a few years, so I have to admit, I was slightly nervous. From my past experiences, I recalled these shoots being more challenging than I was ever mentally prepared for and things have not changed 🙂 I would (and still do) study beautiful newborn photography from artists I admire prior to a session for inspiration, and let me say… nuzzling a baby up in pretty fabrics and posing them in adorable positions is not nearly as easy and straight forward as it looks! It’s definitely a learning curve for me and I appreciate Laura and Davis entrusting in me to capture little Winnie.
In preparation for this shoot, I had to start from scratch as I did not have any existing newborn props; it was a DIY adventure! I have Kijiji, Fabricville and Michael’s to thank for all the props used for this shoot. I found the antique doll bed featured in these photos through Kijiji from a seller in Hampton, NB. From Fabricville, I bought the faux fur and cheesecloth in beige, the only colour available, along with some fabric dyes to dye the cheesecloth. I also picked up some fabric and paper flowers along with ribbon from Michael’s for the headbands. While I do love the posed shots of Winnie- she is a sleeping angel, my favourite pictures from this session are actually of Laura, Davis and Winnie having some moments together. Look at how happy they all are!