Newborn Photography Rochester, NY | Bethany Chase Photography
I honestly cannot believe how much I just adore shooting newborns. I vividly remember back to a few years ago, when I told my sister-in-law (who is also a photographer) that I was going to give up on shooting newborns. That they were too hard, and I just couldn’t get the hang of them. And then I actually turned down clients. Because I was afraid. Afraid of messing up. Of getting another baby who wouldn’t sleep for me. Of the babies who weren’t flexible and curly and perfect for the session. I used to lose my appetite before newborns and get sick to my stomach. I was a ball of anxiety. But something in my brain told me to give it another shot.
And so I did.
And a few years later, with lots and lots of practice and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears (okay, not literally), I have made a 100% turnaround and I get giddy with anticipation now when I have a newborn. Sure, I still get babies who don’t sleep. And babies who give me a run for my money. But the hard work is so worth it when I am able to see images of people’s brand new babies being shown off for friends and family. Up on walls in perfect little nurseries. And to see a brand new momma sit in my studio and weep because they are so overcome with emotion and love.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
This little baby was a snuggly little angel. I loved our session, and was so happy to include some spring flowers and colors. I am so blessed by the wee ones who come into my studio–and I hope it always stays that way.