You'll remember the Battles from a "First 24 hours" delivery shoot - and this was our time to come back for more formal (but still natural! - are you sensing a theme in my newborn style? :) - pictures of their son just about one week later. Newborn sessions are always so fun - and sometimes unpredictable! Getting a baby to sleep soundly is critical for these sessions - but were were also fortunate enough to grab some precious shots with his eyes open - which is also a rare treat! He's a heartbreaker already... watch out!
I love shooting newborn sessions in a home - where you can get natural, real images in addition to some posing. It's also so much less stress on the family - which is really important for me. When my wife and I went for our newborn session - although we loved our final images, it was about a 6 hour treck round-trip, and my wife wound up in the hospital that night from exhaustion. Not fun, especially when you're running on 7 days of little sleep and so much adjustment!
To the Battle family - you have been so great to work with, and it was truly a joy to make these images with you!