When Emily arrived at the studio with Miss Holly I was completely taken aback by how tiny, sweet and delicate she was, if she was any more perfect she’d be a porcelain doll and I couldn’t wait to get her into the studio.
I started by wrapping her up nice and warm for our first set-up, this girl was so comfortable and sleepy she didn’t open her eyes once during her shoot. We were also joined by her rough and tumble big brother Roy; Roy was a proper little boy, an abundance of energy in the studio and he certainly kept me on my toes, he was the sweetest big brother and I could tell how close these two were going to be in the future.
I pictured them fishing with dad and exploring the world hand in hand with Mum watching closing on. Little Holly was every inch angel during her session only stopping for a couple of feed breaks. Mum brought along some special family knickknacks to represent her and dad, Dad is an avid fisherman who is lucky enough to have turned that passion into a career so of course mum brought along his favourite fishing reel for us to incorporate into the session and to represent herself; some delicate butterfly pendants.
We decided on a beautiful aqua blanket to set the scene and the photos of beautiful Holly with these representations of her parents came out beautifully, I know that these memories will be cherished forever. As the session was coming to a close I was unwrapping miss Holly (who had been stripped down for her entire session with no accidents) and I complimented Mum on how well she had done with no accidents…and I kid you not, as quickly as those words came out of my mouth gorgeous Miss Holly pee’d in my lap, this is what I call jinxing myself!
That was such a moment to laugh about, and such a pure representation of the authentic moments in a newborn photographer’s life.