Sometimes there is a moment in a session that is just pure magic. Unexpected, unplanned and unrehearsed. I never know when it’s coming, and sometimes, I don’t even realize it happened until after I get home and start to look through all of the images. This newborn session had one of those moments.
Just seven days prior to our session, this family welcomed their third baby into the world. Meet Leif ( pronounced Life )
Serious and inquisitive from first glance, this little man was so strong and alert all morning. And I sufficiently interrupted his predictable schedule of sleeping and eating and sleeping and eating enough that he was not the happiest camper during our session.
At one point, we were in the master bedroom arranging a family pose. But little Leif simply would not stop crying. I am not sure who’s idea it was, but suddenly the whole family began to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ in unison.
Suddenly, the baby hushed. I even found myself holding my breath as I scrambled to get my shots of this beautiful moment.
It seemed like time had stopped. It was truly a magical moment. Certainly not your traditional family portrait, but I keep coming back to these images and I think this…. this is what it’s all about.
This one I will remember for a long time.
The essence of my work is to capture the beautiful & fleeting moments of life. I strive to create emotional images that will conjure happy memories for years to come.
Each week I will bring you one of my favorite session moments to enjoy! See all of the ‘Monday Moments’ here.