Newborn Photography in Richmond VA
I am so excited to introduce you all to a very special newborn. All newborns are special, but this one in particular is the little brother to the second newborn I ever photographed and pretty much launched my career as a newborn photographer (you can read more about that in Malesa’s maternity post at the end of this post)!
Meet Thayer Daniel McLeod, born on June 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm. Weighing in at a whopping 8 lbs, 5 oz and 20.5 inches long!! He was such an angel during his photoshoot! He slept through most of the session and when he was asleep he was like putty in my hands!
I still can’t believe how far I’ve come in this business! When I photographed big brother Clement 4 years ago I didn’t know the first thing about posing a baby. I desperately wanted to nail the head in hands pose (aka “froggy” pose). It seemed impossible though. Where were these photographers finding these super human babies that had the strength to hold their heads like that at just a couple of weeks old? It was so frustrating! I knew enough not to let the baby’s head flop and that it needed to be supported, but I thought maybe there was some kind trick to it that I just couldn’t figure out. I later learned that there is a trick to it. It’s called Photo Shop. Just as I suspected there is no way for a baby to support their head like that. The image is a composition of two photographs merged together. Someone is always holding a part of the baby. Although I didn’t get the shot with Clement I am excited that I was able to get it with Thayer!
When I met Thayer I was expecting to see a baby with white hair and full pink lips just like his big brother. Although he and his brother share the same lips (the most amazing lips I’ve ever seen) Thayer’s hair is much darker. Reminds me of my two boys, one white blond as a baby and the other super dark!
Clement has grown into such a sweet and handsome young man! It was so cool to photograph him with his little brother. I truly have the most rewarding job!
Special thanks to Cameron Burns for assisting me!