Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Henry's Newborn Photo Shoot

 Yep--he's old news by now.  But--we did get newborn photos taken of one of our kids for the first time ever--and I'm going to post them, by golly.  My sweet friend Aura, of Aura May Phototgraphy came to the rescue once again and took maternity and newborn shots for us--even though her own tiny boy was just a few months old.  She's amazing, I tell ya.
 Oh Henry!  You were so tiny.  We couldn't get him to stay asleep for these pictures.  And newborns are supposed to be sleepy--making it easy to mold and pose them. 
 I had absolutely no idea how hard it can be to shoot a newborn session.  What a lot of patience the photographer has to have!  And the house is supposed to be heated up to 80+ degrees so that the baby is warm and cozy.  Now, Henry was one week and two days old on his photo shoot day.  That means I was one week and two days postpartum.  That means I was a hot, sweaty mess most of the four hours. 
 We'd get him to sleep, try to position him, and he'd poop.  Or pee.  Or wake up.  Or cry.  Or move his hand out from  under his little face where it looks so cute.  And Aura would quietly start over again.  Without complaining.  She goes through a lot of linens during these shoots!  That means she has to take a LOT of gear with her.  And also do a lot of laundry when she gets back home. 
 All so that we can have these precious moments that are so fleeting captured forever.  We are forever thankful.
 Look at all those feet! 
 That's a lot of toe nails to keep clipped : )
 May they always walk in the footsteps of the Saviour.  Each one of them is a precious gift from above.  Thank you, Lord.
 We snapped a couple family shots at the end of the afternoon.  Henry was done with pictures at that point.  Look at how little and peanutty he is sitting on my lap there.  Man, those days are just gone in a blink.

My kids spent much of the afternoon watching Aura take pictures.  The girls brought our camera up and took about 345 pictures of the bed spread, pillows and carpet.  They took a few pictures of actual people as well.  This is how I spent most of the time--sweating on the bed and feeding and rocking Henry to get him peacefully back to sleep.
 Aura let Caroline help with little things here and there--making Caroline feel very important.  My kids have always loved Miss Aura.
 Nora was suppose to snuggle up and take a nap herself....
 Instead she just made cute pouty faces.  Oh Norsey, Porsey Puddin' Pie. 

And that warm wonderful day now feels like a million years ago.  Next post I'll take us even farther back in time....to the maternity shoot. 


Megan Miller said...

Such sweet pictures. Love the last one. Miss Norsie, you could run Mia competition with that pout.

Adkins Family said...

I love all of these too! ♥

Anonymous said...

oh wow all so precious..and you looked wonderful only 1.5 weeks after labor as usual!! ~Cath