I always used to be afraid of newborn shoots… Actually, I was basically just afraid of newborns in general. Maybe it was because during a rough chapter in my own life I had a miscarriage, and a newborn simply felt so fragile to me. Maybe it was just that a newborn was so vulnerable and so… New? Either way, I was always good with toddlers and teenagers; I just wanted to skip over the newborn phase.
However, that’s changed over time. I look forward to days in a studio, with a tiny little human and my lens. I look forward to dreaming for that little one. I think about the beautiful person they already are, and think about the amazing things they will do. I think about how they are at the very beginning of a crazy ride, and how much they have to look forward to. I watch and appreciate how loved and adored they already are by their family. I get this emotional wave, because my god, life is a beautiful thing.
I look forward to the sibling kisses, the parent smiles and the mix of so many emotions that take place during a newborn shoot.
Photographing Alex and Hayley’s little family was nothing short of an incredible experience. Their little guy did amazingly well, their little lady was my favourite assistant and their family is just so beautiful.
I hope you enjoy a little piece of their lives captured in the pictures below.