Awake Newborns Photography by Tracy Gabbard
As you probably know, through out a newborn session the goal is to keep the baby asleep but I must say, some of my favorite portraits of newborns is when they are awake! So I thought it would be fun to do a blog post on some of the moments when these precious babies are between sleep times.
I have a lot of fun letting the babies pose for me in their sleep but I also keep going during part of the awake time to capture those gorgeous newborn eyes! During the time they are awake, unless they are swaddled, they have no control over their arms and legs (called the moro reflex also called the startle reflex). But all this movement will make for some funny awake images!
I love my job and feel so lucky to be able to capture these special times for my clients. I have to say though… my favorite part of any newborn session is snuggle time when I get to hold them and maybe even feed them during a transition time during the session! This is when I really get to appreciate their innocence and their tinniest of features. Hope you enjoy some of these fun images that were captured during just a few of the many newborn sessions I have had the pleasure of photographing! Awake Newborns Photography. Tracy Gabbard Photographer, Clearwater, FL.