Sarah Tew Photography

Newborn Portraits with Julius
December 8, 2011, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Little Ones, Maternity, Portraits

Mandy and I went to college at Wesleyan together and when I saw on facebook that she was near the end of her pregnancy I suggested she might like to plan on coming in for newborn portraits when her baby was in it’s first two weeks! At this stage the baby is still tiny and can comfortably sleep with its legs tucked under it’s body– many baby portrait specialists recommend the first week as the ideal time to shoot in order to get the trickiest (and cutest) poses. I have found it difficult to convince new parents (whom I may have met for a maternity session) that coming in with their baby at the right time is important– they’re still in the throes of new-baby-at-home excitement and often are too overwhelmed with the basic tasks of living that they may not want to leave the house for such an adventure… I was so glad when Mandy said her mom was going to drive her and Julius up to my studio last weekend– the baby wouldn’t have to ride on the subway (immune system overload!) and better still, I knew I’d be able to get a sweet portrait of Julius with his mom AND grandmom! Poor little Julius was feeling very awake despite our best attempts to feed and coax him into a nap, so we weren’t able to attempt some of the poses I had in mind (which really require a comatose-level sleeping baby to manipulate the arms and legs into the cutest positions)– but he proved to be just picture perfect as he was! Here are my favorites…

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