I met this fellow mommy from a mommy Facebook group in our area. She contacted me about maternity and newborn pictures. The time came for the maternity photos (which are shared here), and I struggled with them. They weren't a very outgoing family at all. The little boy only gave me a few shots, and hubby wasn't talkative at all.
I wasn't exactly looking forward to the newborn session after doing the maternity. I just didn't connect very well with the family, but had high hopes that since I was focusing on the baby, that things would go better. Wrong! First of all, the baby was born last Monday. She had a couple of days in the hospital (of course), and by the time she was home, I was super busy with getting our house ready to be put on the market. Then, add in the holiday weekend, and that brought us to Tuesday. Baby was not sleepy in the slightest. She apparently had not taken the paci at all....until the day I came to photograph her. I was there for 3 hours and she only fell asleep in her mom's arms after we took her outside. We tried moving her back inside, and the moment I tried to pose her, she woke up. I was oh so gentle too!
So we made due with a wide awake baby. I was really hoping to get some posed shots, but it just wasn't going to happen. Oh, and big brother was so uncooperative. I think mom wanted a few more shots with big brother, but he just wouldn't let me. *sigh* This family makes me feel so defeated!
Anyway, here's what I got. I'd love to know what you all think. All natural light with my 50mm 1.4. Comps may be off, since I don't crop much when I give them the disc so they don't chop major things off if it's tight. If you want/need settings, let me know. Noiseware stripped the data.