Gavin | Buffalo Newborn Session
I was lucky enough to meet Gavin and his parents by chance. I was picking up my kids from preschool and happen to see sweet Gavin all cozied and nestled in his car seat. He was sound asleep even with all the noise and craziness that a preschool entails. I knew he would be such a great model! He did not prove me wrong! Gavin arrived to the studio with mom, dad and big sister in tow. Since Ava was in the same classroom as my youngest but just on opposite days, it worked out perfectly.
When doing newborn sessions with siblings, I like to photograph them first. I have found that kids have only a short attention span and will only give you so much before wanting to take off and okay with some toys! I sat Ava in front of the camera and asked her to give me some happy smiles. Ava happily obliged. She was a natural in front of the camera. Since I work with studio lighting, this gets older kids get accustomed to the flash and click that they would hear when my flash is triggered. Since she did such an awesome job and Gavin was still feeding, I wanted to have dad jump in for a few precious father-daughter pictures.
After eating, Gavin was ready to go! Fresh new diaper and some burping he was on his way to sleepytown. Or so I thought! Gavin gave me some of the most adorable wide eyed baby images, EVER! No tears, no crying but just taking in everything that was around him. It was so cute how big sister Ava was just loving on her new baby brother. After we did some sibling poses, we moved right along to family poses with all 4 of them! Everyone did so great and the kids were so well behaved! We moved on to some mom and baby shots, sweet Gavin all by himself and then we finished we some great father-son images.
As a newborn photographer, everyone has a different workflow that has been tried and tested throughout their career. If someone isn’t cooperating at the time, that’s ok! We just move on and come back to it when they are more settled down and happier. Each newborn session with Amy Doak Photography, I ensure that we get parent shots with your little one and I make sure to capture their adorable little details; like their toes, their nose and ears. I don’t just capture these things because they are cute or trendy, etc. I capture them because I want YOU to remember how teeny tiny your child once was. These incredible moments will seem like a lifetime ago, but ou will always be able to look back and smile and think “oh he was so tiny! His whole body was the size of my forearm! Now he’s running around, playing, learning, and not as dependent as he once was.” Or even just to think of how their entire foot seemed like it was made to fit into the palm of
your hand perfectly. Or how their entire hand held onto just your finger and it felt like the world was stopping spinning.
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
― Dr. Seuss