I love my Baby Plans. With a Baby Plan, I am guaranteed to see a baby 3 times during their first year. First, I do a newborn session – usually when the baby is about a week old. Then, when the baby is sitting well, we do a session at 6-8 months. The final session is at about a year. Sometimes we do a cake smash – sometimes not. It’s all up to the parents what they want to do.
I had not seen Charles since his newborn session way back in April. When Julee called to schedule his 2nd session, I was so excited to see him again. Oh my, is this angel precious! He’s a happy, healthy baby and looks just like his daddy. It’s sort of odd – every baby I have photographed lately looks exactly like their daddies. The mothers laugh and say that they were just the incubators. Charles has about the best disposition I have ever seen. He was smiling when he came in the door and never fretted the first time. He brought his grandmother, Lee, along to help with the session. Her job was to keep him from diving off ottomans, chairs and other things I posed him on. One time she had him by one leg – but she never let him hit the floor. We need to hire Lee – she has quick reflexes!
Babies this age have very short attention spans. You are lucky to keep them content for more than about 15 minutes. Charles lasted much longer than most. With clothing changes, he stuck with us for over a half hour. At the end of the session, when he was dressed in his Christmas outfit, he didn’t give us the big smiles he did in the beginning, but he was never fussy. He did look at Karen, my friend and assistant, like she had lost her mind a time or two, but we all do that! I’m already looking forward to Charles’ first birthday session. I know it’s going to be fun.