Raleigh Family Photographer | Mathews Newborn Photography Sneak Peek
Whatever you do, do not believe this photo above is any representation of this little man’s newborn photography session. When mommy and daddy brought him into the studio for his photo shoot, he was sleeping peacefully. Not even the sounds of his two big brothers could wake him up! Normally my sessions start with the family pictures including siblings, but in this case I am so glad that we switched it up. In fact, he was awake for almost ALL of his newborn session. Luckily for us we were able to get a couple of photos before we woke the lion!
This little guy was going through a growth spurt which is very common shortly after a newborn arrives. And this little guy was in the peak of his growth spurt. All he really wanted to do was eat and then watch to see what I was doing. He was really good baby! He was having a great time being entertained by me.
As you can see he was not just a little awake, dozing off from moment to moment… But he was bright blue-eyed and completely alert! I didn’t mind it one bit because I got to see his beautiful eyes! He really watch me and everything I was doing.
With newborns when they are awake, we are somewhat limited as to what we can do during the session. This little boy was not only wide-awake but he loved to squirm out of the swaddled I felt sure he would not be able to get out of, and made lots of cute little baby sounds. Mommy and I worked patiently with him trying to get him to sleep for almost three hours. For the first time, the baby won and didn’t get any sleep during his newborn photography shoot. We had to make sure that we incorporated his daddy’s favorite NFL football team, the Washington Redskins. Again he was wide awake but we were able to get the shot!!
I had so much fun working with him. I hope that he learns the ropes very quickly from his older brothers!