This year, I have been given a TON of newborns that have all been wide awake during their sessions! Doesn’t matter what we do-mommas feed them and hand them over and their little eyes are just wide open, looking around at their new world. While doing those super sleepy newborn pictures aren’t possible with them awake, I do really truly enjoy getting to photograph them with their mommas.
Those first few days are such a blur. I’ve been there three times over. It isn’t pretty or glamorous. But there is a beauty that exists in it.
Being able to give a family a glimpse of how tiny and perfect their newborn was in those first several days is such a gift. So, I’ll take the awake babies because there is still something beyond magical that comes from it.