We scheduled Ellie’s newborn session for when she was eight days old – it happened to be a VERY cold morning in the Binghamton/Owego area, but Lisa had the heaters on full blast for us when we arrived. This is important because, minus a few props, wraps, and adorable headbands, you have a nakey baby on your hands with a newborn shoot.
A newborn photo session requires a TON of patience, which of course Lisa has 🙂 We spent a few hours on the shoot – moving from setup to setup, but also taking the time to lull Ellie to sleep as needed. Lisa’s studio has a Boppy, a diaper wipes warmer…the works! We only needed one feeding break, and the baby stayed asleep for the next few hours – even when we were shamelessly propping her up in buckets, putting little hats on her, etc.
A lot of my job involved making sure that Ellie’s feet stayed where we wanted them to:
Leaving the house with a fussy eight-day-old baby to go to a new environment and take very precise professional photos? Yes, that was a little scary! Even though I know and trust Lisa, I was anxious – I kept having visions of Ellie screaming through the whole shoot. However, Lisa knows every trick in the book for calming down an infant and making sure they are happy for hours at a clip while they are having their photo taken!
Thank you SO much to Lisa for a stress-free newborn photo shoot in what was otherwise a pretty stressful week 🙂 (And thank you to my mom for coming along and taking photos of the shoot!) We are so looking forward to doing baby announcements, canvas wall art and more with our fall-themed baby photos from The Camera’s Eye!