I highly recommend getting newborn photos done with your infant. Having a professional capture those first few weeks is a MUST, they will never be that tiny ever again. Most newborn photographers like to shoot the baby within the first two weeks of life.
Classic Kids Studio on Greenwich Ave knows how to work with these precious newborns and very calmly captures the miracle of the little ones. I’m happy to report that Ford slept the entire time! A great tip they gave me was to feed Ford right when I got to the studio so he would be as comfortable as possible for the shoot. Michelle from Classic Kids was a baby whisperer. She got Ford into the perfect positions and the few times he almost woke up she gently lulled him back to sleep. She really had the magic touch!
For Ford, this was a piece of cake, but not so much for Charlie. They had a basket of toys to keep Charlie occupied between shoots. They also helped distract him and get him into position during picture time. Charlie had never held Ford before the shoot and only interacted with him when Ford was in his rock n' play. I am still shocked they were able to get a few great pictures of the two of them without someone holding Charlie's hands down :)
I really LOVE how the prints came out. They really softened the photos which is much needed, especially for a newborn that just came through the birth canal. It's also nice for the mamas going through sleep deprivation. I went to the shoot post workout with zero make up on. My plan was to have my mom in a few photos with the babies for Mother's Day. On the other hand, at two weeks postpartum, I wanted to stay as far away form the lens as possible. However, Katie, the head photographer, talked me into getting into a few photos. I was wearing a bright orange tank top so she found a piece of fabric to wrap around my bodice. With the magic of her photography skills and the softening of the pictures, you’d be hard pressed to guess I had been to a morning workout. I can not ever thank her enough for reminding me to forget about what you look like and just enjoy the moment with your newborn. I'm so happy I did :)
Here are a few of my favorite photos: