Meet Lily and her brand new 11 day old sister Lola, I photographed Lily as a newborn at 10 days old back in 2014, these girls are so alike as babies, and it was lovely to see the family again!
Photographing newborns can be challenging, making photographing newborns with siblings just a tiny bit stressful, not only do you have to worry about the newborn’s schedule, but you have to incorporate siblings within that timeframe so that everyone is happy and cooperative all at the same time. That being said, photographing newborns with siblings is my absolute favourite! it allows me to really get creative and spontaneous with my photography, while capturing some genuine emotion.
Yes, it can be a little stressful trying to get everyone happy at the same time, but it makes for a really fun session because the end results are always unique. Every sibling is going to react differently to their new baby brother or sister, and it is our job to capture that emotion. In Lily's case she was a reluctant participant at first, but after a while of coaxing and getting her used to me and the camera, she became a pro in no time and was loving on her sister with hugs and kisses.
I know that as my clients, you simply want to remember the moment that your family grew by one more. Yes, you definitely want to get a great portrait but I know you also document all those other little moments in between. Some of my favourite photographs ever taken were between shots.