Rashmi Pappu » Photographer

THIS IS A MEMORY TOO

I know as parents, we want the happy photos, the smiling, peaceful, content photos, especially of newborn babies. My older daughter, she was anything but calm, content and happy for the first 3 months of her life. She was colicky, refluxy and overall miserable. It was a good thing she was cute because I am not sure we would have kept her otherwise. Also, there was no manual on the upkeep of said baby and nobody ever told me how hard it would be to nurse (oh the painful memories!) in the start and how little, truly little sleep you get.. and when the baby finally does fall asleep, how, instead of resting, you keep checking to  make sure the baby is breathing, and has not rolled over and is not choking on the swaddling blanket. Ahh yes.. the blissful newborn days. This picture would sum up the newborn days in my experience. Luckily for Kinley’s mama… this is the exception rather than the rule.  Kinley is a content, happy, sleepy  baby!

I always laugh that there is no way in heck either of my girls would ever have slept during a newborn photo shoot. I get my fix with client babies. :D

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All that to say, don’t just take photos of happy moments.. photograph the crying babies too… the way they flail their arms and legs and turn tomato red. :)

xoxo, Rashmi

  • Stephanie - Love this! I always include crying pictures in my galleries, and yawns, and anything else they do!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Did you see my website where I posted two of the pics from Max’s newborn session?? I LOVE that pic I have of him crying, it is SO perfect, I remember thinking “I’m going to want to remember what he was REALLY like one day” and I’m so happy I bought that picture. The angelic ones are awesome too, but the crying one was who he was for the most part. : ) http://www.sleepymax.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Erin J. - I love those too! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • shipra - this is perfect! What a darling shot. I laughed out loud with this photograph AND your write-up above it. HeheeReplyCancel

  • Kim - How can such a tiny girly cry so hard and poop so much? I laughed when I saw this, also.ReplyCancel

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