Micah | Newborn Photographer | Roseville, CA

If you can believe it, this was one of the very first sessions I ever shot, what now seems like decades ago (though not quite!).  My friends had just had a baby, and I basically muscled my way into his nursery to sate my desire to photograph a newborn.  And I was lucky for it.

It’s amazing how much I still love these images even all this time later — not to mention how much Micah has changed!  The first few weeks of a new baby’s life are so precious, and so fleeting.  Everyone will tell you how quickly they change; in the minutes, hours and days after birth, they begin to unfold — both physically, and in their tiny personalities.  I am always so honored to spend a warm morning documenting this sweet and gentle stage, because it’s over before you know it, and it’s a joy to look back at.

On the other hand, my editing style at the time was not something I enjoyed seeing again.  In fact I don’t even want to make you suffer them — talk about high contrast!  Yikes.  But I think it’s important to be able to admit to falling short, and to embrace personal and professional growth, so I decided these photos deserved an update more befitting of their softness and of my current style (and, let’s face it, increased vision and photoshop competence!).  I like the result so much that I thought I would post the new and improved versions.  I’m sure Mom Hillary + Dad Travis will get a kick out of seeing them again, too — y’know, since Micah is about to go away to college (or at least it seems like it!). :)

Maybe, just maybe, my most favorite newborn shot ever. :)

Always on the hunt for new babies to photograph! ;)

May 31, 2012 - 10:33 am

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