Say hello to Pedro
I was thrilled when Ana and Hugo booked me for a maternity session followed by a newborn studio shoot once the baby was born. Such a wonderful time when Mum is in the final stages of her pregnancy and positively blooming. The ideal time for a maternity shoot is around 30-34 weeks. We met on location on a beautiful spring morning. Meeting Ana and Hugo with their little daughter Alice was a real treat. I photographed Ana and then brought into the photograph her husband Hugo and their daughter Alice. While I was busy with Mum and Dad, Alice helped me by holding my reflector until she was required to be in the family shots.
Later on that day, I sent Ana and Hugo a sneak peek of their shoot. Little did we know she would go into labour naturally the following day (phew, good job we got the shoot done when we did!). I wasn’t expecting the message the next morning with a photograph of their son with the caption “look who arrived early”.
When Pedro was nine days old, the family came to the studio, and I met Pedro for the first time. What a beautiful boy he is with the softest of skin and a good head of hair! Immediately, I knew his complexion would suit the colour palette of soft browns and blues. I helped Mum to choose a few bits for him.
A newborn baby grows very quickly and within 14 days they uncurl from the foetal position and photographs is a permanent way to remind you how small they were when they were born.
I am already looking forward to photographing Pedro and the family again in 6 months.