Anybody want to see a CUUUUTE baby?? Introducing baby D, the newest addition to the Two Hands Full family. After meeting Chantal once or twice at blogger meet ups this summer, connecting through each other's blogs, and chatting on Twitter (she's @twohandsfull), I decided to put my camera and my hopefully-improving-photography skills to good use and offer her a portrait session.
Now when D's asleep, HE. IS. ASLEEP. However when awake, he was interested in nursing and only nursing. The images of Chantal breastfeeding D are some of my favourites, knowing how hard she's fought to be able to exclusively breastfeed this new babe. He's one lucky boy to have such a strong, determined mama.
What a beautiful bunch of boys, eh?
Most of these pictures were taken while all five other boys (her two and my three, ages 8, 6, 4, 3, 1) were playing together marvellously in the basement. Simon couldn't remember the name of M, the little guy on the right, so repeatedly asked about "my friend" the rest of the evening.
Newborn portraits are definitely a exercise in patience. Moving and posing them carefully, waiting for them to fall (back) asleep, nursing breaks, diaper changes... it all adds to the unpredictable nature of these types of shoots. And even though I've had my share of practice holding newborns (Hello! I've had FOUR!), I'm still a bit unsure when it comes to posing and photographing them. Although with two shoots in the last week and another hopefully this Friday, I'm getting lots of practice.
Oh, before I forget (again), one of my Ottawa-area readers sent me an email back in early December (I think) asking about a newborn session, and I cannot FOR THE LIFE OF ME find the email. A Christine or Kristin or something I think?? If that was you, my sincerest apologies! If you can forgive me and are still interested, send me another email and we'll work something out.