I have been so excited for this session ever since the day Morgan (the new mommy) contacted me a couple months ago. Morgan and her hubby Tim are originally from Georgia so, it was especially touching to me that she was able to not only find me out of the big crowd of photographers in the area, but also that she LOVES my work aside from all the others. For me, that is a big deal! If that wasn’t a big of a deal enough for me, Morgan is an amazing wedding planner and her hubby is an Army recruiter. I knew that working with Morgan and her family would be a great experience because they are both professional people and through the email chats Morgan was so nice and shared every thing with me. I never obligate my clients to “share” things with me, but it certainly makes things easier when I can show up and we all already know each other! When we arrived at their home I was just super excited and you could totally tell mommy was full of her own excitement and maybe a little anxiety! Hubby and I quickly set everything up as Morgan, Tim, and little Zoey went up stairs for a last minute feeding. Once she was fed everyone came downstairs and we began our session. Little Zoey at this point was pretty wide-eyed for a newborn; I couldn’t believe how curious and alert she was for a one week old! She wasn’t fussy one bit and just looked at me and listened to every word I had to say to her. Finally I asked mommy to step aside as I positioned Zoey on the couch for a quick shot, right then she decided to get a little comfy and close her eyes. Perfection. She was like this almost the entire time. Next I wanted to do the hammock shot that I have been saving for this particular family. So with the help from Morga, Tim and my hubby and I we all tested out our patience. I never tried this shot but I was nothing short of confident that I could get it. Zoey took probably about a half hour to finally settle. After half of a bottle she was still fussing, so at this point I cradled her in my arms and patted her to burp her and right then she let out some major gas along with some other lovely stinky surprises and…….she went limpy noodle and was out! I slowly lowered her so that she could be cradled by the hammock and, voila. We had out shot! She was so happily asleep by this point. Pretty much from that stinky moment on, she was gold. Every shot from there she was a little ball of squish with a few puppy dreams, smiles, and a couple whimpers. Serious perfection. I absolutely loved working with this family! I do hope that they invite me back to help capture little Zoey’s moments of growth and more! Thank you so very much you all and please feel free to copy and paste any or all the photos onto your facebook with the proper accreditation to www.AliciaGinesPhotography.com in which is accompanied by a link. thank you again!
Oops. One last thing. I want everyone to know that I will be doing a creative lighting 101 on little Zoey’s hammock shot in the near future. This shot was not easy and can be very dangerous if not done by a professional person who cares! Thank you. Enjoy the photos.
Do I need to say anything about this?! ADORABLE RIGHT?! I was so excited when she smiled that I was like “I got it I got it I got it” and at that point I took this shot nobody was by me so nobody had a clue what I was freaking out about lol….until I showed them and they started their own version of freaking out .
.Love. You’d think with how comfy she is on the steps that she’s done this before! But she hasn’t.
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