Oh how I love love love LOVE newborns!!! I always go home with my womb aching for more babies after every single newborn shoot. I am thankfully greeted by a bunch of incredibly loud, highly verbal and extremely demanding little ones of my own which immediately squashes all those intense maternal feelings! Phew! :)
Little Cooper was such a great little dude. He totally let me manipulate him and pose him here and there and this way and that way. Such a trooper! I had alot of fun playing around with the wonderful props mom had on hand (baskets, fuzzy blankets etc...) and even went home and immediately ordered two different colored sets of his white blanket that we used because it was so incredibly soft, big, fluffy and cozy and Cooper was just in heaven with that blanket so I knew I'd need some for all my future newborn shoots!
Can I just mention that his bedroom was INCREDIBLE! It had this vintage airplane theme and just totally rocked! He is so gonna love his room. It was too dark to get any pictures in there but maybe next time we can manage some. :)
As always, it was a major struggle to limit myself to posting only 30 images from the shoot but I finally settled on some of my favorites. If people know that they will be ordering a DVD slideshow from me then I will take the extra time to put one together with ALL the images and post the slideshow on the blog but it's just so incredibly time consuming to put those together that I don't do them anymore unless a client has pre-ordered it.
I should mention that, as in the past, I used ONLY natural light and absolutely NO studio or artificial lighting whatsoever. And it was a pretty dark and dreary day! But we managed quite nicely thanks to some big windows.
The last two images I posted were to honor the fact that Mister Cooper was born right before Christmas and so I did a little holiday "Christmas basket" delivery theme. I had fun with those and making the colors really pop to highlight the red of the basket against the stark white door. I love using color vibrantly when the photograph allows you to do so artistically without it looking like a picture was just overly saturated or something. It has to FEEL right rather than overdone. I'm just gaga about all these photos and hope Sarah and Chris will be too!!
CONGRATULATIONS you two!! :)
This last one I used an old school vintage toning to make the red look antique and his jeans really dark.