Monday, January 21, 2013
hero's photo shoot with heather pickett photography
chas and i are not the biggest fans of baby photography*- especially infant photography. naked babies on top of stacked up vintage suitcases? in a treasure chest? wearing pearls?! like, WHY is this happening?! the whole infant photography situation was very confusing to us.
so we had decided early on that we would pass on getting infant pictures of hero done professionally. besides, we had a decent camera and would be able to take plenty of good pictures of our own baby, on our own time, in our own way, and it would all work out just fine, right? WRONG.
the first month of hero's life was a whirlwind- especially for me. i was too busy curled up in the fetal position, crying to even think about trying to get a few decent photographs of my baby. so, long story short, what we have of the first few months of hero's life is mainly instagrams. cute instagrams, but iphone pics, nonetheless. we didn't even snap a single picture with our DSLR at the hospital!
this, my friends, has been probably the biggest regret i've had as a parent. hero was such a BEAUTIFUL baby and now, i would give anything to have some professional pictures of her when she was so new and tiny.
live, and learn, and...hire a professional!
now. this is where the story gets better.
let me tell you about heather pickett photography.
heather, just as a person, is so kind, generous, and down to earth. she specializes in newborn photography and is completely professional but approachable at the same time. as a parent, all you have to do is bring her your child and then relax on her couch in her in-house studio. she does all the work. when chas and i were filming this little promo for her, i loved being able to watch, first-hand, how heather works. everything is very calm and gentle. no stress, no fuss.
and the PHOTOS! i check up on her blog often because i love seeing her new work and reminding myself that there will be another baby in our lives at some point, and another chance to have heather take his/her pictures. in the meantime, it warms my cold infant-photo-hater-heart to know that there is someone like heather who always keeps her infant photography very organic, natural, and simple. yes, yes, yes!
chas and i were counting down the days until hero could sit up on her own so we could go and have heather take her pictures. better late than never, right!?
this weekend, i went to see the final, edited photos. and, let me tell you, tears. in. my. eyes. something about seeing such beautiful photography of my baby...i was overwhelmed with pride and gratitude for this little person in my life. and her little chub face in that owl hat? it KILLS me and chas. we couldn't be happier with how her pictures turned out and will definitely be taking sam&chas baby #2 as a newborn to heather!
*if you happen to love infant photography of all kinds, that's wonderful! we hope you don't take offense at what is only our own, insignificant opinion and personal taste. bottom line- newborns are darling, no matter what. :)