Baby lovers, today I have the distinct privilege of introducing you to baby Collin, who’s officially 10 days new!
I think we can all agree: His (characteristic – hair, cheeks, tummy, smile) should earn him a spot on the cover of every baby magazine in the nation! Seriously, I’m practically melting from cuteness overload!
Anyway, as you can see from the pictures below, Collin and I had one of the best sessions together. His mom, Leslie,
“I took the prep guide the photographer gave me very seriously. I held off feeding him for about three hours maybe even a little longer. I did a lot of things to keep him awake like gave him a long bath and played with him on my lap. I also made sure what he was wearing did not leave in indentions.”
Her preparation efforts allowed us to have an especially awesome shoot together.
Collin slept all the way through the three hour session. And when he wasn’t sleeping, Collin was so calm. He couldn’t have been any better.
“My experience was amazing. I was nervous about taking him since he was only 10 days old. I am a new mom and I was breast feeding. I worried he would not get enough to eat. I worried he would have a melt down and just cry the entire session. When I arrived to the studio I was able to feed him and everything just fell into place perfectly. The prep guide definitely worked and our experience could not have been better. Ashly had prepared the room to be warm and had a sound machine on. Collin was in heaven and Ashly was able to work her magic to get some beautiful shots.,” says Leslie.
Because the shoot went so well, I asked (mom’s name) if she would share one helpful piece of advice with other mothers planning a newborn session (See – I’ve got your back, moms around the world). Her biggest piece of advice is:
“My advice would be to definitely keep your baby awake as long as possible and hold off feeding them until you arrive to your photo shoot. If you have any concerns to talk about it with the photographer before your session. Once I talked to Ashly about my concerns of breast feeding and she reassured me we would figure it out I was more at ease with taking him. Also to go in with an open mind and let the photographer do their job.”
Without further adieu, Mr. Collin