Normally a newborn shoot takes anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on the baby. This shoot lasted several hours over 2 days. Lucky for me, it was my baby and the shoot was at my house. I will admit, it wasn’t all baby. Recovery on your body post baby always varies. I was pregnant a lot longer this time around, so between baby and I, there were a lot of breaks. Timing with light is everything when shooting, so while giving my back a rest, the lighting in my house changed. By the time the older boys were ready to shoot with their brother, the lightening was off and we had to wait until the next day. Shooting 3 kids together by myself, not an easy task.
When ever I work with a client who’s baby has an older sibling, I discuss the fact that I can never guarantee a the much desired “sibling shot.” The older sibling can be completely hit or miss, mostly based on age, and their willingness to be photographed with the new baby. Well, the same can be said for this photographer’s children. As much as Kieran loves to hug, kiss and hold the baby, he did NOT want to be photographed with him by himself, no matter the bribery. I love bribery by the way. He did however, take a picture with both of his brothers. It took a good 15-20 minutes of convincing, but I finally got the shot. Brayden on the other hand was great and cuddled in nice in close to his new baby brother.
It is bitter sweet knowing this will be the last newborn photographed in my home, but my family is now complete and Clinton is the perfect addition to our Surprise clan.
Baby Clinton and his first iPhone
The same devilish grin as his brother Kieran
“My 3 Sons”