Oh, baby Griffin, what a beauty! I don't know if it's because his round face, pudgy cheeks, and big eyes remind me of my own little guy, but I was instantly smitten with this one. At 5-weeks-old, Griffin is a bit older than the usual newborn sessions that I do. I was nervous that he would be too big for curling into newborn poses and that he would not want to sleep. And guess what? He was! Well, not entirely. While awake, all he wanted to do was stretch and squirm, and he was pretty darn strong for a 5-week-old. While awake he was also too long for all of my baskets and too wiggly for any tummy poses. So we waited, and Mama rocked him and fed him, rocked him and fed him. Don't get me wrong, while awake he was also a complete and total delight. This sweet baby didn't cry at all the entire 4 hours that I was there (ok, maybe for just a few minutes near the end when he was exhausted). He was all smiles and adoring gazes, but we needed him to pass out so that we could try curling him into some posed shots. A few hours into the session, baby boy finally gave in to sleep! His eyes got heavy, his arms became floppy, and he was out. Really out. So out, in fact, that he started snoring while sleeping upright in a basket!
There is a lot of wait time during newborn sessions. And the wait time is worth it. I would rather wait an hour for the baby to get into a deep sleep than to rush into photographing with a chance of the baby waking right back up. Once the baby is in a deep sleep, things move more quickly. I can move the baby's body, change backgrounds, swaddle, and change hats without hardly disturbing the baby at all. SO worth it! And while we wait, I am always grateful for welcoming parents to be waiting with. That was Griffen's parents. They were inviting, interesting, and easy to talk to. Thank you, and enjoy the sneak peek of your precious boy! :)