baby boy ~ 7 day old baby boy {boulder newborn photographer}

baby boy newborn pose with white blanket - boulder photographer

baby boy ~ 7 day old baby boy {boulder newborn photographer}

This baby boy’s newborn session unfolded effortlessly.  So effortlessly, that he seemed more doll than baby.  He never made a peep.  He never let out a cry.  He just folded into each newborn pose perfectly as though he’d already mastered the skill of sleeping posed for the camera.  And the parents too.  They had the grace and calm of third or fourth time parents; not parents who were only seven days new.  I remember how exhausted I was with my first seven day old baby.  How worried I was about everything.  To Paci or not to Paci?  Is he breathing?  Is he getting enough milk?  Becoming a parent opens you up to a vulnerable world of worries, hopes, concerns, joys and miracles you could never have thought possible before holding for the first time this warm, breathing baby of yours.  I always try to remember my first days as a mom at each newborn session and hold the parents who walk into my studio doors with gentleness and love. That’s why I’m always so amazed when first time parents come in like old pros without a seeming worry in the world.  Just the love and adoration for their perfect baby.

For this session the colors were natural and neutral.  I love keeping the color scheme of newborn sessions very simple.  When the photos bring out the beauty of the baby, they are more timeless.  The best newborn photos to me are the ones that are all about the baby and not as much about the cute props.   We posed this little guy in whites and grays.  His mama is a veterinarian, so we added a little handmade puppy for one of his images.  After we got all the posing done with the newborn, we had time for family photos.  Again, I like to keep this simple and more about love and connection than about how beautiful everyone is looking when they’re sleep deprived and newly not pregnant.  🙂 With a tight crop, the focus stays on the baby, and the love these parents feel for their little one.  Enjoy a peek at this baby boy’s 7 day old newborn session!

 

baby boy ~ 7 day old baby boy {boulder newborn photographer}

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