Today marks 4 weeks since Baby Z’s birth, and this past weekend we were able to get a hold of his newborn photos!
I love newborn shots because they really do capture a moment in time. These photos were taken when he was exactly 10 days old, and although that was just a few weeks ago, he already looks like a different kid! (It’s amazing what a difference a pound or two makes.)
Two years ago, we used Plano-based photographer Rachel Cooke when the Little Man was born. (You can see his newborn session here.)
I was a little nervous about these photos because I felt like I had a lot working against me. I had intended on getting new outfits for us prior to baby being born, and that never happened. Instead I ended up digging through my non-maternity clothes, and was lucky enough to pull 3 matching outfits together.
Then, the only room with enough lighting to shoot in our house is the nursery; which is perfect. . . for shooting in there the first time. I was a little worried both our son’s newborn photos were going to look identical.
And of course, the morning of, everyone was having meltdowns. . .
But Rachel is a true professional!
My outfit choices ended up looking great with the backgrounds she chose in our home for the family shots.
Although there are similarities in both boys photos, she did an awesome job of using completely different poses, props, and backgrounds for Baby Z’s close-ups.
And as for the meltdowns, she has the perfect touch! The Little Man turned into a model in front of the camera, and Baby Z slept the whole two hours during the session!
I’m pretty happy with how they all turned out.
What do you think?