Although we were already in photography when Isabella was born, we realized that we didn’t get any formal and stylized photo of her. An oversight, that we vowed not do again. It was always in the back of our minds, but we didn’t do the maternity photos up until two days before Carla’s scheduled c-section.
As for the newborn shoot, our target was to do it on his 2nd week so we can capture him sleeping in a fetal position. Jacob was almost on his third week when he took his photo, he was showing signs of slowly stretching out of it. The exercise, turned out harder than I imagined. You really need a lot of patience and I guess the skill to know a newborn’s temperament. A task that I couldn’t imagine doing again. I now have nothing but sincere admiration for photographers who do this for a living.
And yes, Jacob kept us busy the latter part of last year. We kinda went on a short hiatus. Now we have adjusted and with a renewed fervor to shoot weddings.
Looking back, I’m glad we did what we did for Jacob. We know he’s gonna treasure them when he grows as old as we are now.
PS. I did another newborn shoot for one of Carla’s friend. Armed with our previous experience, it was easier, but still arduous. Plus the fact we had two more people helping me compared to our duo when we were photographing Jacob.