It always amazes me just how different every baby is who comes into my studio. On the day of her session, Baby F was wide awake. I mean…WIDE awake! In fact, during the parent/family shots she actually looked right at me and the camera when I asked her parents to smile. I don’t know many 13 day olds that do that!
We had to wait almost an entire hour for her to fall asleep. I let her do her thing on the beanbag – basically just kick and squirm with her diaper on, and eventually she wore herself out enough to finally take a little nap 🙂 Her daddy is in the Coast Guard so we incorporated some of his gear into the session. And the bonnet she’s wearing was made by one of mom’s close friends.
So in case you’re afraid your baby won’t sleep for newborn photos, know that even the most alert babies need their sleep and sometimes you just have to work fast!