Chicago Newborn Photography - My Timmy

August 12, 2014  •  4 Comments

Timothy. My Timmy. He was born five weeks ago today, and one week after he was born, I subjected him to a newborn photo shoot. Timmy newborn photographyChicago newborn photography

You might think as a photographer, my own son's shoot would be a breeze. I thought so, but I could not have been more wrong. This shoot took work. A lot of work. On average, my newborn shoots last about three hours. Timmy's was no exception, and I'd argue that his was harder than most. Usually the parents are there to calm the baby and feed it while I set up the shot and test the lighting. But this shoot was all me, and by the time it was over I was exhausted.

But it was all so worth it. I am going to treasure these photos forever. I am pretty sure Timmy's grandmas will as well. 

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I did do something for my son's shoot that I don't normally do. I am very adamant about the overuse of putting babies in things for newborn photos. That's why all of the photos above are simple and don't use baskets or wraps or funny hats. However, I made one exception for my husband. He wanted a photo of our son for his desk at work and had an idea that I wanted to try.

While we were in the hospital, we received the most gorgeous bouquet from his mom and sisters.

bouquet We brought the flowers home and put them in a vase, but that left us with the little red and yellow truck - a future toy for our boy. And of course, right now, the perfect photo prop.

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Yes, I put my baby in a prop, but a prop with meaning, so it's ok. That is my exception to props. They should have meaning. Plus, I'm always more than happy to oblige my husband's requests.

I can hardly believe Timmy has been here for more than a month. He has changed my life and filled my heart with more joy than I thought was possible. He makes me this happy. :)

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Comments

Tammy Gates(non-registered)
Amy!! The pics of Timmy are just priceless! How sweet and snuggly he is! I just found your blog now....sorry so late! I love it and look forward to seeing lots more pics of your cutie-pa-tootie. He sure is a handsome young man..do I know his father?/ :) Hugs and love to you all
Chris Eckman(non-registered)
Amy.....you did a fantastic job with the photos...they are adorable ! Enjoy these moments...they grow up too quickly !!
Rebecca Baker(non-registered)
Love these photos. Timmy is beautiful!!!
The Father(non-registered)
That is a hansom young man, bet his dad is pretty awesome too.
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