I was excited to have another newborn to photograph. Both momma and I had tried for 2 months to do maternity pictures, but the winter weather just would not cooperate. She lived too far north and kept getting socked in with snow. So, we knew Riley's arrival date and scheduled it the first weekend in March. She was 7 days old. 2 days before I was to head up there, the weather forecast changed and they started calling for another ice/snow storm. I'll be darned if we were going to cancel again! So, we set a time and my window was about 5 hours to get out of there before the ice started forming. She arrived late, which I get as you are dealing with baby's schedule, but I had my window. And you cannot hurry a newborn shoot. Let me just say this...I have not seen such a tiny, curious, wiggly, WIDE AWAKE newborn! For 3 hours we tried to get her to sleep. She wasn't having any of it! She was watching what was going on and that was that. Well, we got some cute ones, and that's all that mattered!
I just wanted to kiss on her. She was so sweet!
If you took the binky out, her fingers went right to her mouth!
So attentive...just watching.
I just love this! You would never think she was 7 days old!
Finally getting sleepy, but very wiggly!
One of my favorites. Of course we were done and she finally fell asleep. My luck. But it was time to go. About an hour after I left the roads were freezing. That's cutting it close!