Oh my goodness! Where do I even start?
I drove from Banbridge to photograph little 13 day new Willow in her home outside of Belfast. Mum and dad made sure she's not slept too much that morning and she had a great feed while I set up. This little girl will be so spoiled with her 3 big brothers looking out for her, precious bundle.
I made this little bonnet and couldn't wait to use it, and didn't she model it perfectly?
Little Willow was a star! She was sleeping through being moved, change of hats and blankets, she only woke up for some more food. Having newborn photo session at home is so relaxed, we all got a cup of tea, and mum sat on her own sofa watching me do the work, and dad helped with making sure his precious princess was safe while I was taking the photos. I could have easily stayed in their welcoming home all day!
I love this little face. Many newborn photographers try to edit these so-called milk spots out, I love them, these are remains of the vernix that was covering and protecting the baby's skin in mum's tummy, and it disappears so quickly that we don't even remember it was ever there. It's important to have these photos to remind ourselves how tiny and perfect our babies are when they are so new.
I took this photo after a little feeding break, and look - there are the 'milk bubbles'
This is my first original vintage bonnet. It's so beautifully made and fitted so perfectly, doesn't she just look like a wee doll? Only when I arrived to their home the mum and dad showed me a family portrait they had done a few years ago. They were all dressed in beautiful Victorian costumes!
They were very pleased with this little portrait! What the chance?