Poker is secretly a favorite pass time of mine and I’d gotten to know Aaron through a group of guys who got together monthly to play poker. One night he announced that they were pregnant again and that they’d love to have me come take photos of their newborn, I was of course honored to do so. In preparation I’d gone out and purchased a beautiful wood vinyl floor mat that is designed specifically for newborn sessions and was looking forward to using it with the Carter family.
A few days after Christmas we went over to the Carter family’s home to capture some images of their newborn and when I arrived they were great at helping me set everything up. It was the first time I’d done a more posed newborn session over lifestyle photos I’d done in the past with families having a newborn. We had to crank up the heat and setup all the lights, get the sound machine going and create the little bundle of basket and blankets for him to rest in while we took photos. It took a little bit of playing around with the lights to figure out how I wanted the lights to hit him to create those beautiful photos I’d seen people create but I finally got it and I think we produced some great images with them.