I told ya’ll I was really far behind on my blogging! Max is the nephew of one of my long time repeat clients and he arrived shortly after my neck surgery last winter. Normally I like to photograph newborns around 8-12 days old – they tend to sleep deeper, they’ll still usually have no complaints about curling up to get into those cute poses, they usually break out with baby acne around 2-3 weeks and they change so very quickly – but it isn’t always possible to get them at that age. At the time of Max’s birth, I wasn’t even allowed to lift 5 pounds (my camera weighs more than that!) so we had to hold off on his session until I was allowed to pick up my camera and felt comfortable doing his newborn baby photo session (with some assistance). I was a bit nervous that Max wouldn’t cooperate since he was about a month old by the time I was able to do his newborn photos but he was a rockstar – he even came sporting a natural faux-hawk – gosh that sounds like a complete contradiction but you get the point!
I just love the look on his face here – great eye contact and I swear he was trying to talk to me! He was much stronger than my typical newborn baby and he was very determined to break out of that wrap!
We managed to get Max to take a quick nap on this soft mohair blanket – he found his comfy spot and wasn’t about to let me move him or unclench those fists!
A sweet moment with his amazing mom, Beth
For the last part of our newborn baby photo session Max decided to let me curl him up a little bit in one of my baskets. I think he was cozy in the fur!
Stay tuned for more of Max! He’s part of my Baby’s First Year Plan and I’ve been so honored that Max and his Mom Beth keep coming all the way up from Brooklyn to have me capture his growth, milestones and I’ve gotten to witness his emerging personality! I can’t wait to see Max again in a couple more weeks!
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