The most recent lockdown was extra hard for me (as I am sure it was for most people). I hated being closed again and for so long, and I really hated watching online as so many SBFamilies had their new babies and weren’t able to bring them in for their session.
Luckily though, I have become pretty good at working with much ‘older’ babies over the last year and a half, so when Baby Maggie was finally able to come in for her newborn photos, we were still able to get some truly adorable images!
I had a huge list of props, poses and outfits for Baby Luka. And this was after having cut it in half when I was prepping the studio. I was certain he wouldn’t get through it all, since the list was seriously massive, but not only was I determined to do as much as possible, I really couldn’t bear to go without any of the options.
Now to be fair, I do always over prep so that I am ready for both the worst case scenario, where they want nothing to do with non-swaddled photos, and best case scenario, where they are sleepy the entire time and fall into every pose effortlessly. So yeah, having more ready to go than I know we will get through is normal, but it had been so long since I had a baby boy in the studio that I really struggled choosing what items to use and what not to use.
I have to admit, I haven’t been looking forward to writing this blog post. Not because I don’t like it or the people or anything absurd like that, merely because I just don’t have the words. Much like with Chris + Jason’s wedding post, I am struggling to find the right words to express just how happy everything about this session made me. I spent the last little bit reading Chris + Jason’s wedding blog post as I was hoping to be able to steal bits of it or at least get inspiration from it, but all that has done has made me even more sappy – so I guess that kind of backfired.
Getting to meet, hold and photograph sweet little baby Cigi (short for Cassandra George in case you were wondering), was honestly such an amazing moment. I love getting to photograph all of our friends’ big milestones, but this one was just so extra special because Chris + Jason are such so extra special in our lives.
Well, here we are again Ontario — lockdown. Which means our Newborn & Family Studio is once again shutdown and there will be another group of newborns who can’t get a session in the regular newborn timeframe. But fear not parents, because you can definitely still get newborn photos outside of those first couple weeks and they will still be super adorable!
Need proof? Well Little Sikander here will show you how it’s done!
Sweet Little Hailey was the first newborn in the studio after the December 2020 to February 2021 lockdown. And I truly believe she knew that, and even more, she knew how badly I needed a really great session as a reward for waiting and worrying so long while I wasn’t able to work.