Anyone that knows me knows I’m literally (ok maybe not literally but as close to as you possibly can be) allergic to babies. I’ve never been a fan of the idea of having kids and even starting a conversation about why sends me into a tailspin. Really though, isn’t it normal to be a tad hesitant of a little alien that developed inside a person into a whole other little person with tiny little extremities and is only capable of crying, eating and sleeping? I’m also convinced that babies are decidedly contagious – how else do you explain when everyone you know is suddenly pregnant at the exact same time?!
Right about now im sure the majority of you are either shaking your heads, in disbelief, or even saying “she’ll change her mind” – am i right? Of course I’m right! I know this because the very second you tell someone that in fact you have no plans to have children, their first response (9 times out of 10) is one of these two :
- “how do you know you wont change your mind?”
- “how old are you?”
Those are then followed up with one or both of these:
- you have plenty of time to think about it
- you will regret it if you don’t
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying having kids is bad or wrong or what have you – I’m simply saying its my choice to not have any – hindsight, that could have been an entire blog post on its own and still may be – this was really just a long-winded intro. to provide the breadth of what a MAMMOTH step I took this past year.
If you haven’t guessed already, I started taking NEWBORN photos!!
Full disclosure this step into a world of the unknown for me would never have been possible without the amazing friends and clients I’ve had here in Florida. I owe them more than any thank you would suffice and I truly appreciate them believing in me enough to not only push me to start taking these photos but also for believing in me that I could do it when I truly didn’t think I was capable.
Provided is a small gallery with a few of my favorite shots from the newborn sessions – I tried my hand at all three styles – at home studio posed, at home lifestyle, and outdoor.
Hopefully you will see the beauty in them and my small steps at branching out. There is a long way to go and a lot of learning left for me!
all images taken by me – follow at Wanderlost Photography