I am often asked “How did you do that?” or “How did you get the baby to stay like that long enough for a picture?”. Truth is, newborn sessions are hard. Unlike other sessions, families, kids, even weddings, I have almost zero control over my sweet subject. As a matter of fact, I can tell you with confidence, that the baby makes all the rules, and the baby decides. They don’t work for me, I work for them, and before attempting to take any pictures, first and formost is to keep these little ones safe. There is a lot of nursing, rocking, humming, and just breaking in a newborn session, and while this happens, I am busy preparing for the next shot, and making sure that the baby will not be in harms way whatsoever. In photographer lingo, we call this a composite. A baby should NEVER be hung from a branch, or left alone on a swing or sling. My job is not only to give you great images to cherish for a lifetime, but to also make sure your baby leaves as perfect as she or he did when they came in. If there is one thing I can promise you, it is that I will care for your baby as much as I do my own.