The unknown is always exciting. It’s become reassuring to me now, that I know that I will make swift and good decisions in most situations–but the adrenalin from the unpredictability of the unknown is my biggest competitor during a newborn session, actually any session. I get into my car after the session, grab my camera and quickly pass over the last hour(s) of time for reassurance. I’m jolted back to reality only when I catch myself laughing or smiling, or tearing up over an image that will probably become my favorite from the session. Not necessarily because it’s technically the best. Or because its perfect. But usually because it’s not. And just like that I can never wait to get home to look at the moments I’ve captured on a big screen. It’s a rush. The purest, best kind. And that’s one of the reasons I love my job.
I loved my time with this beautiful family, for this same reason. Newborns do what they want. Campbell was no exception. She refused any sort of tummy time, didn’t want to sleep, and was apparently REALLY hungry. It never fails, whenever mom and dad REALLY want things to go well and try to prepare for the best outcome, the baby has other things in mind. However, we were patient and took our time, and I’m pretty happy with the results. We only had one blowout (all over dad) and just a few minutes of crying and in the end, everyone was happy 🙂
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl Sheila and JP! Thank you for welcoming me into your home, and letting me blow your fuse not once, but twice with my space heaters. (And for fixing it JP). I’m keeping my fingers crossed I get to see you again before you head back to your hometown!