The mum of a friend of mine from playgroup is a photographer, so we took baby along to get some photos taken when he was 2 1/2 weeks old. Ideally babies should be even younger than this as they go into a deeper sleep and are less easily disturbed so they can be posed.
But we have a baby who, even now at 5 1/2 weeks, sleeps a lot (like 20 hours a day) so we thought it’d be ok. We followed our instructions and woke him up over an hour before our shoot for a feed and kept him awake so that he’d be nice and sleepy when we arrived.
When we got there Simone had us strip him down to his nappyand give him a feed to help him go to sleep. Unfortunately he was having none of it and was the most wide awake he had ever been! Unfortunately that was the theme of the whole shoot, but Simone was incredibly patient and, in the two, very brief moments he did shut his eyes, managed to get some gorgeous photos:
Isn’t he adorable?! If SUPER WIDE AWAKE! He was awake for 4 hours in the end. 4 hours! That’s still by far the longest he has been awake in his entire life! Aah well, never work with children and animals, right?
Despite our awkward baby, we had a great time with Simone and I can highly recommend her if you are looking for a photographer in Edinburgh. Her new studio is opening soon in Davidsons Mains, and to celebrate she is offering 20% off everything booked for February! I particularly like the look of the cake smash sessions she does for babies first birthdays, it looks like so much fun!