How sweet is 10 day old Maya???
Babies tend to do the opposite of what their parents expect at their photography session. I hear “I’m afraid he’s not going to sleep for you, this is his ‘awake time'”. And then he sleeps like a dream. So when Maya’s mother came in and said “She’s going to be so easy- all she does is sleep!”. I thought “Uh-oh”! Perhaps it’s because a baby who is very well rested becomes aware and interested in my studio- new place, sights, sounds smells. But a tired newborn who doesn’t sleep as much gets lulled into dreamland by the warmth and comfort of the studio. I don’t know for sure, this is just a trend I’ve noticed recently.
So Maya put up a fight for awhile, but eventually slept well so I got both awake and beautiful sleepy baby images. Mom and Dad, Jenny and John, especially loved her awake photos- they show so much of her personality.
It was a pleasure to spend this time with the three of them. Jenny and I were friends in high school, so it was nice to catch up and meet her husband and brand new daughter. Enjoy every moment you two – they grow so fast! Here are some of my favourite portraits that resulted from the photography session.