Baby Boy Newborn Session {Apex NC Newborn Photographer}

February 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I wanted to do something a little different with this blog post.  I recently did this session for a family in Apex, NC for their sweet little 12 day old newborn baby boy.  Although the style of my newborn portrait sessions is typically posed, babies need to be sleeping for that and once in a while, sleep doesn't happen.  If you are considering a newborn portrait session some time in the future, I want you to see what happens when a baby doesn't sleep for much of the session.  

I do not want parents to feel stressful about their newborn sessions.  In the end, the baby is in charge and we grown ups just have to roll with it.  I want you to know that alert babies are just as much fun for me to photograph.  I don't dread sessions like this and I absolutely do not consider them "sessions gone wrong."  A big part of being a newborn photographer is being patient and flexible.  These sessions can involve a lot of waiting, soothing, feeding, and more waiting.  When I get a newborn session where the baby isn't interested in sleep, I'll often turn it into a lifestyle newborn session, where we work to capture more candid moments of the family in their home.  

Most alert babies are happy being held by mom or dad, so even if they are not sleeping, I can capture beautiful images showing the love and connection in the family.  Many families actually prefer this style of session.  Although it's not typically what I do or show on my website, these are some of my favorite sessions.  Once you meet this little guy, you'll see why I had so much fun with him.  I mean, look at that little face.  

Newborn baby boy wide awake for his newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.Newborn baby boy wide awake for his newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.Newborn baby boy wide awake for his newborn portrait session in Apex, NC. Below is one of my favorite images ever.  I caught this shot mid-yawn, but he looks like he's yelling something at us!

Newborn baby yawns during a newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.  Newborn baby yawns during a newborn portrait session in Apex, NC. Newborn baby yawns during a newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.

This is about the point in the session where we realized he wasn't going to sleep at all.  We decided to completely turn things around.  Look what happened.  A sweet little newborn enjoying the comfort of his mommy and daddy.  

Newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.Newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.Newborn portrait session in Apex, NC.

 

Newborn portrait session at a home in Apex, NC.  Newborn portrait session at a home in Apex, NC. Newborn portrait session at a home in Apex, NC.

Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Apex, NC. Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Apex, NC. Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Apex, NC.

Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Apex, NC. Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Apex, NC. Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Apex, NC.

Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Raleigh, NC. Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Raleigh, NC. Newborn portrait session by professional photographer at a home in Raleigh, NC.

Daddy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Daddy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Daddy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC.

Daddy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Daddy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Daddy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC.

Mommy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Mommy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Mommy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC.

Mommy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Mommy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC. Mommy holding newborn son during professional photography session in home outside Raleigh, NC.

Family holds a new baby during a newborn portrait session by Raleigh NC newborn photographer.Family holds a new baby during a newborn portrait session by Raleigh NC newborn photographer.Family holds a new baby during a newborn portrait session by Raleigh NC newborn photographer.

Baby boy wears superhero cape during newborn portrait session by Raleigh newborn photographer.Baby boy wears superhero cape during newborn portrait session by Raleigh newborn photographer.Baby boy wears superhero cape during newborn portrait session by Raleigh newborn photographer.

Family holds new baby during newborn portrait session in Apex NC.Family holds new baby during newborn portrait session in Apex NC.Family holds new baby during newborn portrait session in Apex NC.

At the end of the session, this little guy finally fell asleep for a few minutes.  It didn't last, but we did get a shot of him sleeping soundly. He looks so peaceful.  

Baby boy sleeps during newborn portrait session by raleigh photographerBaby boy sleeps during newborn portrait session by raleigh photographerBaby boy sleeps during newborn portrait session by raleigh photographer

If you are looking for a photographer to capture your baby's first moments, I would love to help you.  I specialize in newborn portraits and serve Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and surrounding areas.  If you need any information on newborn sessions, please contact me by clicking here.  


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