When Sarah and I talked during her pre-session consult, she mentioned that the story she wanted her Greenville SC Newborn Photography session to tell was thankfulness to God because babies are a gift.
But everything seemed to stand in our way of even getting to this session. We mis-communicated once and had to reschedule, next, there was an attack of the stomach bug for her little girl, and, finally, my babysitter backed out on me last minute and I scrambled to find a replacement. I found one last minute and we finally were able to meet. In case you were wondering, this sort of thing doesn’t normally happen.
But by this time, Shawn was 19 days old. Newborns are best photographed between 5-14 days: at this age the baby still has “womb memory” and retains their ability to curl up tightly without discomfort. After the growth spurt around 3-4 days, they’re also extremely sleepy which makes my job much easier.
19 days is officially the oldest newborn I have ever photographed, but, oh, how hard we worked for some of these images. And Shawn definitely had opinions about how he wanted to be posed. I’ll write about the differences between an under 14 days newborn and a 19 day newborn for an upcoming post. I’m willing to do both, but know that your imagery will be different.
But for now I want you to hear that Sarah’s vision of thankfulness for this precious gift of God was realized in this session. I’m thankful for our ability to capture these images despite our obstacles. I’m thankful that I was able to meet him. I’m thankful that Lily, at almost 4 years old, was able to follow directions precisely for gorgeous sibling shots.
But most of all I’m super thankful for the time I was able to hold this precious bundle of joy and rock him to sleep. I was so blessed to be a part of this family’s story.
And a final one to make you laugh (because it cracks me up every time)! Shawn, I pray you’re bring your family many more laughs and lots of joy.