FIRST EVER BLOG POST?!?!!
I was going through my Facebook, and also the home page on my website today and noticing that I have SO MANY newborn posts. Then, last week, a client asked me if I specialized in newborn photography. Do I specialize in newborn photography?
Would you believe me if I said a year ago newborns were my least favorite kind of photography. They were the most time consuming (2-4 hours) and then a lot of editing, plus, you have to buy lots of props for them. And it takes a talent ans patience to pose those little suckers! So, getting paid the least amount for the most amount of frustrating work= um, not fun. Well... I think I can say now that NEWBORNS ARE MY FAVORITE type of photography. Instead of being frustrated with the posing, I love the challenge...and thankfully I've got a lot more practice and with that came skill. Creating a look, buying a hat or headband with matching blanket. Then, going to antique shops for cute little props.. its SO FUN. Im constantly trying to find new things that I think will be perfect for a newborn set up.
This year I have already done over 40 newborn photo shoots. I cant believe how blessed I am to meet each and every one of these families and have the privilege of taking these pictures that will last a life time. I thank my lucky stars everyday for this AMAZING job that I have.
I guess I did not answer my own question, and honestly, I don't know the answer. Ask me next year :)
Jessica- Bay Area Photographer :)