At 15 days young, Iris Leah was wide awake to the world. She has the most beautiful deep blue eyes that never rested for longer than a minute or two. Going into my second (nearly) newborn photosession, I was expecting it to be a lot like my first time photographing baby James, but I was wrong. The fact that she wasn't sleepy changed how I approached the shoot. I was forced to improvise. Thankfully, I'm pretty flexible and so was sweet Iris.
Unlike my first newborn photosession, where baby James slept the entire time, Iris was alert and really wiggly. Had we been able to do the shoot on the original day we planned (at 10 days young), who knows, maybe I would have had a chance to work with her while she was soundly sleeping.
Having her awake, though, gave me a whole different set of circumstances that produced an unexpected outcome. And I'm pretty pleased with the result. (It wasn't until the end of our session when I was mostly packed up that she started getting sleepy.)
From the moment I heard the news of their pregnancy, I have eagerly awaited Iris Leah's arrival so that I could capture the sweet new addition to their growing family. Anna and Patrick are my very dear friends and being so closely connected to them made this a special session for me. Seeing them as parents was sort of surreal, but they are naturals, for sure.
What I wanted to take away were images that they would cherish and images to show the love that they share. These people are special to me and I hope that is shows. Thank you to Anna & Patrick for allowing me to come into your home and document this momentous time in your lives. I'm really happy that I was able to do this for them so that they have these precious memories for years to come.
Wayfaring Wanderer is a natural light photographer specializing in family portraits (including newborn & maternity photography), and is located in Boone, NC. Instead of shooting in a studio, WW has a lifestyle photography approach and prefers to have a photosession in surroundings that you are comfortable in--whether that be in your own home or another location of your choosing. A dedicated photography website is currently in the works, however, if you are interested in family photos to document your life and think that my style will suit your needs, please inquire via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through my Facebook page.