Months ago my fellow photographers over at 2peas asked if I would video a newborn session for learning purposes and I agreed to go it proving I had the right subject. I am sure that you remember Jewels (Julie Harrell). These are her daughters, Madeline (5) and Clara (7 days). They came down from Bellingham along with aspiring photographer Renee Bergeron. Jewels, nursed, rocked and soothed, I photographed, and Renee videoed and these are the results. I have to admit that this was not an easy session. Usually I can get enough images in about 1.5 hours – this session lasted 3.5 hours. But from a learning stand point it is probably actually better that she was not a super easy baby. What you don’t see in the video is all of the nursing that took place. Jewels fed this little girl no less than 6 times and even that combined with a room that was about 90 degrees she still wouldn’t sleep! So when all else failed we swaddled her. Swaddling is almost always guaranteed to put a newborn to sleep. However, I don’t really care for it in photos because you can’t see the baby’s beautiful hands and feet. Oh, well we got some cool images anyway. So with out further ado here is the video. (Make sure your sound is up so you can hear the cool soundtrack.)
I know that the subtitles are hard to read, but I have know idea how to optomize video for the web so this is what you are stuck with : ) If you have a question about something in the video or related to the video please leave your question in the comments and I will try and answer them all in a day or so in their own post.
The blanket in the first photo is a muslin swaddeling blanket by Aden and Anais. It looks great in photos but if you are a parent and want a swaddeling blanket for practical everyday use I highly recomen the Miracle blanket.Portfolio | Contact Me | Book a Session
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