One of the best things about shooting portrait clients is the relationship you form over the years. Nearly two years ago I did my first newborn session for this family when now big sister Ashleigh was a few weeks old. A couple of weeks ago I photographed the newest addition to the family Chelsea Jean. She was almost the spitting image of her big sister and was an utter dream to photograph, she didn’t wake or flinch once she was asleep which is always a good thing!
We did the shoot on a very cold and wet day in Sydney and while I normally don’t reveal my secrets (ha ha) I can tell you that I was lying outside in a courtyard with the french doors open to where Chelsea was lying in the warmth of 2 heaters. My cameras and I took one for the team that day! Talk about suffering for your art! LOL. Thankfully the sun came out at one point and I was able to also take some family portraits, we can’t play favourites after all.
Here are just a few of my favourites from Chelsea’s newborn session