This photo was taken at the birth of my friend Kristen’s newest daughter. I used no flash and asked for no poses the entire time I was present. (I used a 50mm lens.) But the natural lighting was perfect. This particular picture was taken during the newborn examination while her midwife, Carey, was in between taking measurements. (Incidentally, Carey is also our midwife for the baby I’m currently growing and carrying, and so it was fun to see her at work at an actual birth and afterwards.) I love how natural and raw this picture turned out, and it is definitely one of my favorites from the day.
Three days after baby E’s birth, I headed back to take some newborn photos. I’ve read that the best time to photograph newborns is from days 1 to 15, because apparently they are likely to sleep more soundly through the session and more likely to stay put in the poses you put them in. Baby E didn’t know about that photography tip. However, she did follow the memo that babies follow their own timetable for sleep and eating. I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t have any good pictures to show for our efforts, but was thankful to end up with several we really liked. This is one of them. Her mommy made the soft little newborn nest.
I’m hoping to put more effort into taking quality photos each week. Of course, I had a little motivation for the first two weeks of this year. If it works out, I’ll also link up to photo theme sites when I have pictures that match the theme. This week I missed I Heart Face’s photo challenge, but I think these will fit nicely for 3 Boybarians photo theme this week.