Quinn: When Baby Won’t Sleep

Quinn: When baby won’t sleep through her newborn photos. While the baby boy in my last post was chunky and sleepy, petite Miss Quinn’s session turned into a study of what to do when baby simply can’t settle into a session, no matter the tricks I try.

Mom mentioned that baby girl wasn’t exactly a sound sleeper while I was setting up, but I decided not to worry. Nope, I didn’t sweat it until several hours later, LOL. Quinn was one of those babes that is (thankfully) more the exception and not the rule when it comes to photographing newborns. She was fed, warm, swaddled, not swaddled, white noise was playing, mom&dad retained their senses of humor and weren’t hovering. We even tried a pacifier for the first time – it only worked temporarily.

So, what’s a photographer to do? When I know a baby is simply not going to let me go through my posing flow, I just go a different route – aim for calm instead of sleep. That was still tough with Quinn, but patience pays off. So does coming back a second time, haha. When a baby is just over it and we need a good break, I am willing to give it another go on a different day. Even the newest people can have off days, it’s ok!
Quinn: When Baby Won't SleepThankfully, even though Quinn was awake, she was content enough to let us take a few sweet images with her parents. Mom’s photo is one of my favorites!Newborn with ParentsWhen you’ve alllllmost got it, but girlfriend decides you don’t. These pictures seem to crack up daddies.
In home newborn photographerAwake and curious, I’ll take it! The last image features a keepsake blanket Quinn’s aunt got for her. awake newborn girl

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