Boston Newborn Photographer :: Mr. G
Mr. G and his parents came to my studio from Boston for his newborn portraits. He was such an adorable little guy, and a great model, too. Newborns are easily posed, this is not a surprise to me after nearly a decade of posing them! But why this is is something I just have always taken for granted. So I finally Google’d it and came up with this from parenting.com:
Why are babies so flexible?
“Babies sometimes seem like human rubber bands because of their bone structure, says Jennifer Shu, M.D., a pediatrician in Atlanta and coauthor of Heading Home With Your Newborn. Infants have more than 300 bones that will eventually fuse as they age (adults have only 206). Until then, the spaces between the bones are filled by pliable cartilage, like what’s in the tip of our noses. This comes in handy in utero, when babies’ bodies have to fit comfortably in such a tiny space; the ability to perform circus-worthy contortions is just a side benefit.”
Every time I have a newborn in my studio I am challenging myself to get as “womb-like” a pose as possible. I never push a baby, but in reality, newborns are naturally flexible and able to go into these poses. But it doesn’t last, and now I know why. The human body is so amazing! Mr. G was no exception and curled up into a perfect little ball. I love the first photo, with his little leg hanging off the side of the box. Too cute!
Styling for this Session
Color in a photography session can be beautiful, but so can simple, muted neutrals. For this session the only non-neutral color used was blue, and even that was kept at a minimum which means when it is used, it really packs a punch. Mom and Dad both wore shades of blue to compliment the pop of color. Mr. G was swaddled in white to keep the neutral theme going. Gray was another main color used, it’s so versatile. I love the photo below of Mr. G swaddled in gray, with a gray bonnet, on gray fur. This is a perfect example of how beautiful a monochromatic color palette can be.
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