Theo's Nanny had booked his newborn session quite a bit in advance as a gift for his Mummy and Daddy. I'm not too sure who was more excited for his arrival, Mummy, Nanny or me for that matter as I knew how much they were looking forward to it.
Theo arrived with for his session and oh my, what a gorgeous boy! As i started to undress him, I knew he was going to be a super star as he was super sleepy already. I had asked Mummy to delay his feeding until she got to the studio, so a top up from Mum and he was like putty in my hands. Nothing was going to wake him. Mum and Dad kicked back with a hot cuppa and a few magazines whilst I got to work.
Daddy did have a little snooze once the white noise kicked in, but that was fine by me. I love it when clients feel so relaxed. I think Mum captured the moment on her phone. ( I was tempted to set the camera on him too).
Before I started working on Theo, I checked with Mum that she was happy with my colour choices and asked her to pick an outfit. I always like to start with a basic set up to work from, otherwise I find it can be too overwhelming for parents. Most clients tend to be happy to allow me to be creative and put together set ups that I know will photograph well.
Blues, greens and grey tones were the theme for Theo.
Now it's every photographers dream to get a smile during the session and I try to use a little bit of a secret weapon to try and get one. Theo didn't need any coaxing though. I think he found my bucket quite funny.
After several props poses, I then moved on to what I call the 'real' poses. This is where attention to detail is important to me and I work on getting those poses right. I wanted Theo looking his best! (he would have looked gorgeous whatever he was doing or wearing) but if you look past the gorgeous baby and how he is positioned, you will hopefully see that he is very carefully positioned and not just plonked on the blanket.
Lots of poses for Theo and he didn't make a sound or fuss which is very rare! So sleepy was Theo that I finished his session with the Frog pose. Daddy woke up just in time to help me hold him in place so that he was perfectly safe and his session was complete.
His session was all wrapped up in record time and he even saved his wee, until the final pose!
Thanks to Mummy and Daddy for bringing him to me and thanks to his Nanny for booking his session and being a fan!