Sonora Newborn Photography | Baby O | Christine Dibble Photography
The thing about newborn photography is that you just can’t reason with your subjects. You can’t bribe them with treats, or make them giggle at funny noises or jokes. You have to just work around their moods. And most newborn babies can be little divas. Lately it seems to be a trend…babies who do not want to sleep. At all. But when my job is to capture beautiful newborn portraits of them in those first few days of life, I still have to produce. So we spend a lot of time waiting, feeding, rocking, and then hardly breathing as we put the babies down, try to pose them, and snap photos before they realize what is happening. This sweet little boy (seen in this belly here) really wanted to avoid any sleeping photos. But I was more patient! We had to get some images of him snuggled in his grandmother’s precious quilt like we did with his big brother. He never got to meet her, but he can always wrap that quilt around him like a hug. And one day, he will be very happy to have these images of what he looked like when he was fresh and new and tiny.