Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Baby Boy (and the quote of the day)

I had a quickie session the other day with my photo buddy Nanette and her new little nephew, Cash. He was only a few days old and such a cutie patootie! I loved his spikey dark hair and great big eyes, a totally handsome little man:

...and a really good baby - unless, you undressed him and tried to make him curl up on an old, hard saddle. For some reason, he didn't think that was very much fun. (We did try to put a heating pad on it, but no dice.)

Cute idea though, huh. This was about as close as we got. Brings to mind that great quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson,

"Infancy conforms to nobody; all conform to it."

That's one of my all time favorite quotes and I think of it whenever I'm in the middle of a newborn shoot and the baby just isn't going with the plan. It's no use getting frustrated, you just have to let the baby rule the session. Or just wait them out.

But we did get a few in our first few minutes before we managed to thoroughly tick him off. So alert for being only a few days old!

And I snuck one of Mama even though she really didn't want her picture taken. She was just too pretty not to get at least one of her. (Photo taken soon after failed saddle attempt. Can you tell? That's a very angry boy there.)

Oh well, these are pretty sweet even without the saddle.


Jen said...

cute baby :)
i do like the idea of the first, tho!
just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind words!!

Jenna Marie said...

He's a cute little guy! Too bad the saddle didn't work... it would have been way cute!