Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Photographing newborns is really hard

They wriggle around and squirm and make noises and sometimes even messes, and just when you think you've gotten dad to cooperate, the baby starts doing the same thing! And then when I've caught all that tiny newborn goodness, I get of photo of an "unrolled" baby that looks MONTHS old rather than 5 days. At which point I start wondering how that enormous thing ever fit inside me, much less made it out somehow!

Try some sleeping shots, maybe they'll cooperate better? Until they wake up and start screaming and squirming!
Troy and Zoey 5 days old. Well, Zoey is 5 days. Troy is 34, I think. Years, that is, not days.


Pals Place said...

Those pictures are so cute! I'm impressed you find time to get them taken and looking so great. She does look older than 5 days old, she looks so alert you would think she a couple months old.

mruchti said...

Emma these photos are gorgeous! Love the one with Zoey & Troy. She is BEAUTIFUL! (And trust me, I don't say that about every newborn!)

Liz McCoy said...

oh sooo precious!!!

Anonymous said...

These are incredible shots! Do you hire out when you're not mommying? duh, Which i guess is never..oh forget it...I'll just have to try to copy your form. Fantastic pics!
Karen H

Coyote said...

Hi Emma! and Welcome Zoey!

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Take care and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I did my first newborn photo shoot a few weeks ago..I'll post a few sometime- it was a nightmare. Im not sure if I'll do that too quickly ever again..yikes. The pictures turned out gorgeous tho- really really beautiful, nice job.

Ricci Neer said...

What beautiful pictures Emma! Thanks for sharing.