Baby Whitney | Southern CT | Family

I have a confession to make: I LOVE baby photos.  LOVE them.

Admittedly, I am nowhere near ready for my own children.  For the time being, I am very content with the east coast family of two I’ve been working on for the last two years.  But even still, photographing newborns and then staring at those photographs while my insides just burst with joy is too much fun.

Which brings me to Whitney.  Or “One Eyed Whitney,” as her parents lovingly call her.  Jenn and Geoff welcomed this sweet girl into their lives on September 30, and I had the pleasure of taking her picture about 10 days later on October 10th.  But why “One Eyed?”  See, Whitney has a habit of checking out her new world with only one eye open — and I don’t blame her.  In fact, I do the same thing each morning.  For about the first 10 minutes of the day, I experience life with just one eye.  It makes the transition from sleeping to waking (and I imagine, womb to world), a bit smoother.  And though Whitney looks extraordinarily calm in all of these photos, she couldn’t decide whether or not she was asleep or awake for the entire two hours I was with her (despite the 80-degree temperatures we were enjoying in the room).  However, heavy doses of rocking, back rubbing and pacifier plying made for some good photos. :)

I experimented with the editing of this set, which turned out a bit different from what I usually do.  I thought these images deserved a certain sort of softness, and I think I managed that pretty well.

So without further ado, here’s little Whitney.

Baby eyelashes?  Is there anything more precious than that?

I think this one is my favorite.  It’s so soft and warm.  Plus, those lips!
She’s like a little frog!

The lighting in this next one is just perfect.

Look at the love and pride of Geoff’s face.  You can immediately tell he’s happy to be a father, and that he so cares for his wife and his new family.

October 28, 2009 - 2:41 pm

Britney Bennett What adorable photos! Thanks for sharing them.

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