Lifebook Photography

Photoshoot with 5 week old Willow and her mother Ellie

by on Sep.23, 2012, under Baby

Very young babies are always a fun challenge when it comes to photography. They can be restless and want to wriggle and kick, giving their parents a real challenge. Many photographers will wait until they’re asleep and pose them in some way, getting images of the type made famous by photographer Anne Geddes.  My wife and I love her work, we’ve had a number of her images on our walls over the years, but my feeling is that the mother and baby interacting can result in some images with much more emotion.

Last weekend I had the honour of photographing 5 week old Willow and her mother Ellie. Willow like so many babies her age was pulling faces at quite a rate. Just as you think you have an ace shot forming BLAM! “Here’s a funny face for you Mr Photographer! :)”. Thankfully Willow was fine with the studio lights and we were able to get some lovely shots as well as funny faces and big yawns.

I held Willow a couple of times for Ellie, rocking her gently in my arms. It instantly took me back to when my own daughter was that young. How the almost 14 years have flown by. Broody photographer? Just a little :)

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