Monday, June 18, 2012

The One With Sweet Genevieve

This little lady is a sweet little bundle of joy. I was thrilled to take her newborn portraits. She was just a little snuggle bug the whole time.
I've thought long and hard about how to capture newborn portraits. They are so important, and the newborn-ness just fades away so quickly. I read somewhere a photographer talking about capturing the things that are what you want to remember about the newborn phase. Sure, putting them in a tiny little bowl to show how small they are is fun. Or dressing them up in gigantic bows is cool, too.

But what is really great about newborn babies, I think, is the insta-curl. How they just curl themselves up into a little ball to be warm and cozy. And their wary, one-eyed looks around at the world for a second before they close their eyes and go back to sleep. And the way they don't quite know what to do with their limbs, so they just get stuck in odd positions sometimes. And their heads. Their glorious, clean smelling, teensy little heads.

And in Genevieve's case, those amazing lips. I could just die over those lips. They are the best ever. Very fitting for a girl named Genevieve.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! You totally captured the "newborness" of Genevieve perfectly :)


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