Photographing newborns is dangerous territory, especially when you think you are done having your own children. They are so sweet, so soft and so unassuming. They are miraculous and amazing...so tiny and yet so powerful. Being with them at this blissful time is like crack. Seriously. You think one little snuggle will be enough but they have this magnetic quality and you cannot.stop.gazing at them. And I get to translate this moment, this memory into a photograph. It's humbling and an honor. To know that this family will grow and change but that this baby, this new person will never be so small and so profound as he or she is right now.
This is baby Everleigh. She is fabulous and so is her name.
And these...these are the photos every mom needs to have. These are what I wish I had. I have some amazing birth photographs from my second child and the twins thanks to a couple of wonderful friends who are rock star photographers. So I'm ahead of the game for sure. But this...this tender look at the bond between a mother and her newborn babe. I wish I had some like this.
Sonya Stone is an on location photographer in Western North Carolina specializing in portraits of all kinds, especially children and families. You can see more of her work and find information about booking a session at her web site...www.sonyastone.com.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Sometimes I even photograph my own family. My kids are especially cute...according to me. They are not especially compliant with photo shoots however, which is a real bummer for me. But every now and again, I catch them off guard.