Emily Rose is the second child of a very good friend of mine, and the second child that I have been nominated “Personal documenter of all important life landmarks”. So you will be seeing a lot more of Emily Rose and her sister Ava on this blog in the months and years to come.
A lot of the shoots I do for the Baptista family are commissioned by their mother, and my friend, Elaine. They are not the kind of shoots I usually do but I do like doing them now and then because it shows me that I can. Even though they may not be what takes up the majority of my interest within photography, like Fashion or Travel photography do, shooting something as special as my friends babies one week old newborn images, makes me want to do the absolute best I can. And this allows me to grow & learn new things about my photography & myself in the process. I always knew that photographing newborns was a lot of work, but I now have a new-found respect for newborn photographers. It’s a lot of work to get infants to co-operate with you..in fact a lot of the time they don’t. You take what you can get. Literally.
These are my favourite images from Emily Roses newborn shoot, done when she was just 1 week old. What a beautiful baby girl. <3