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Who’s the Boss?

Working with newborns is so amazing. It’s hard to believe that so much personality can be packed into such a tiny package. When I first spoke with Stephanie her baby’s due date was for 5 weeks later.  A few days later I got the call saying their baby had been born a month early!!  Stephanie and her husband brought baby Emma to be photographed a few days after her birth (which is the best time to do it while the babies are still very sleepy).  Who would think that a newborn could be so clear about what she wanted!  The room had to be very warm as that is how the babies are most comfortable being photographed. We photographers torture them by taking all their clothes off. And usually that’s how it works, but not this time.  Every time we got Emma into a sound sleep and gently attempted to take her clothes off she would wake up and let us know that removing her clothes was not an option.  As long as she was swaddled she was happy.  It was amazing to watch the bonding between Stephanie and her new baby.  Each time Emma got restless, Stephanie would speak softly to her and that would put her right back to sleep. This time, the baby was the one in charge and it created some wonderful images!


  1. Diane DB · November 16, 2010

    Wow! Newborns are so amazing. Melts your heart to read about the shoot and look at the beautiful pictures.

  2. Stephanie · November 17, 2010

    My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with our photos. Leslie did a fantastic job, and we are looking forward to Emma’s next “photo shoot” when she’s sitting up in a few months!

  3. Evan · July 13, 2011

    I am not saying this because she is my mom, but she knows what she is doing.

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