This little sweetheart was such a gem to photograph. She was zonked out the entire session, peacefully sleeping away as I posed her. She even brought her whole family along for the session! It was a bit packed trying to fit all her family members into my tiny little NE Portland newborn studio (after all, my client's average height is usually only 20 inches long!), but it was so worth it to end up with one beautiful family photo of her whole family together. Her big sister, Nora, was a big help too. She was so sweet and gentle with her new baby sister, kissing her delicately on the forehead when asked, and helping to hold my backdrop when it needed some straightening. What lovely little girls this family has! I am so happy for them and the new little bundle of joy that's now in their lives. Congratulations, Marc, Pamela, & Nora! She is just darling!
When Zarina's mom brought her into my studio for the first time, I just couldn't contain my excitement! I knew we would get lots of beautiful images of this little cutiepie...but I had no idea that even at just nine days old she would already be on her best behavior. Simply put, little Zarina is pretty much my ideal baby to photograph. Perhaps a not-so-common fact about newborn photography is that, unlike photo shoots with older subjects, newborn sessions are filled with lots of mid-shoot feeding breaks, cuddle breaks, baby accidents, and the inevitable clean-ups that follow (after all, we are dealing with naked babies here! ;). But Zarina was by far the most well behaved baby I have ever had the privilege of photographing. She fell asleep as soon as she got to the studio, stayed asleep the ENTIRE time, and had NO accidents through out the entire session. She only began to wake up once we were packing up and saying goodbye! She was an absolute angel and as you can see, her hard work paid off, resulting in some incredible photographs for her family. If you haven't fulfilled your cuteness quota for the day, I suggest looking at the images below. They are bound to fulfill it. ;) ...Happy Tuesday!