"Nothing is impossible for pure love." - Mahatma Gandhi
Perfect Diana recently came to visit me at my studio for her newborn session, along with her mama, Ira, and her mother's cousin, Svitlana, who was helping Ira adjust to mommy-hood. Ira, looked amazing for being just 16 days post-partum. Typically, I like to schedule my newborn sessions before 16 days old but sometimes it just does not work out with scheduling. Diana was a dream regardless of being a few days older than I prefer. At 8 pounds, Diana was just a perfect squishy babe.
When we got started with the setups of Ira and Diana together, Diana was wide awake but she was so happy and content in her mama's arms. The resulting images are absolutely stunning portraits of a mother and her new baby. When it came time to get Diana to sleep, it took a little work but once she was asleep, she was wonderful. Her round cheeks and creamy complexion make her look just like a little baby doll, and I could not get enough of her! We were able to get through so many poses and setups, including one that I was sure we would not be able to do given her age.
The hanging floral wreath prop that I have is gorgeous but a bit more of difficult prop to use during a session. Of course, newborn safety is my top priority, and all images are composites. Hands are on the baby at all times. Even so, it is still a prop that you want to have a baby in a deep sleep to use. Diana did super! With the help of my assistant, and Ira's cousin Svitlana, we were able to capture the sweetest images of Diana in the floral wreath.
Finally, if you are already in the studio to help mama (and me) during the session, then you really need to get in at least a couple of images! It took some convincing but I was able to get Svitlana to agree. I am so happy she did because the moments captured are just beautiful, and ones that I know will always be special to the entire family!
Thank you Ira, Svitlana and Diana for spending part of your day with me!
Mouse bonnet: Pup and Frank
Mouse lovie: Just Peri
Cat bonnet/lovie & matching headbands: Snug Sparrow Newborn Props and Knits
Felt nest/Heart/Headband: Buttercup Baby Props
Bonnet/Bump Blanket: ShaeKnits
Floral Wreath: Props by Mila
Alina Renert Photography is a Chicago newborn photographer, and is a member of The Bump Society by Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy, a hand picked community of elite businesses nationwide. She is also a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Women.
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