This is the second baby boy named Jackson that I’ve welcomed to the studio in the last month!! What a lovely name! :) This little guy was amazing in my Raleigh studio on Tuesday. Slept incredibly well and was a star poser!! Dad is an avid novice photographer who I totally enjoyed talking with about equipment (poor mom thought we were speaking Greek!). I totally appreciate my clients who have a love for photography and entrust me with their newborn portraits. Dad had taken some of his own photos of his brand new baby boy (which were pretty good by the way! – I spied them on mom’s Facebook wall hehe) but decided that he wanted to leave the official newborn portraits up to a professional. Even as a professional myself, I would do the same! ;) I think it’s almost more difficult to photograph your own baby, especially with all the commotion (and sleep deprivation) of being a new parent. We were rooting for Jackson to smile for us and it took a little coaxing to get a couple of half smiles…and then wouldn’t you know it…when we weren’t even trying at all he flashed this adorable smile for us. Mom and dad were thrilled and so was I!! I love capturing brand new baby smiles!!! They are my absolute favorite and I strive to capture one during each session if baby is willing to give it to us. :)
Congratulations to Jackson’s family on his arrival. He is so precious and I truly enjoyed my time with you in the studio!! See you in a few weeks for your proofing appointment!