Over the past week, we were traveling to and from Florida and I thought it was a perfect time to catch up on some photography magazines that had been laying around. In the May/June issue of “Click” I was reading over the article “Baby Love”, an interview with newborn photographer Kristen Cook. You can find their respective sites here: Click and Kristen Cook
There is a quote from Kristen that has been sticking in my mind for days! Seriously, I can’t shake it, I need to chat with you all about it! She says, “Your baby is doing absolutely everything that your baby should be doing right here in this moment.” And this couldn’t be any more true!
I have noticed a small trend, and I think it’s something that Mom and Dad may be slightly anxious about when scheduling a photo session. This trend is the worry that their child is not going to “perform” well during their photo session. That they may not listen, maybe they’ll cry, maybe they’ll refuse to smile. Maybe they’ll refuse nap time that day and everything will turn into a struggle. I want to touch on this subject and re-wrork this idea! I can’t speak for any other photography studio, but when choosing myself and my husband to photograph your family, we have NO preconceived idea of what this session is going to entail. We are on baby’s time. And as a photographer who photographs children typically around ages newborn to four years old, I look forward to this! I love meeting you and your family and photographing what makes your world go round. I will never force your child to smile. I will never make them pose a specific way. I will never get frustrated with them for running around and letting all their energy out. I will never think your child is anything but perfect. What I will do is ask your family to interact, to play together, to share hugs and kisses, and sweet words of encouragement. And I will photograph this magical moment that is so fleeting and precious. The ones you won’t want to forget when your baby is grown!
For this month’s 10 on 10 project I attached some beautiful photos of children in all their love-filled, free spirited, simply magical moments!
Please follow this link over to my friend Vanessa’s 10 on 10 Project! She is located south of us in the Outer Banks!
Click here for the next 10 on 10 project in our blog circle!
Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013