When this entire quarantine thing started, I immediately thought of all the Watch Me Grow sessions we had coming up and the newborns who would be born, and NOT get pictures. I brought me to tears to have cancel sessions, but it had to be done to keep everyone safe. Our last session was March 14th and this little guy was born about a week later. At the time, I had told his Mom not to worry as we have done newborn sessions with 6 week olds before. However, when Governor Walz extended the stay at home order, I had to do something to help capture these memories for their family.
I contacted his Mom to see if she would be willing to give it a try. She was up for the challenge. So she got a hold of her Mom’s camera and on Saturday we face-timed and I was on the phone with them during the entire process, making sure to tell them some things to make this work and create images that they would be proud of. I helped with finding the light and changing camera settings and with how too pose or get the blankets set to help with with posing. I will say these poses are simple, there would be no way to actually tell them how to do the harder ones. It takes a lot of experience to get those.
I then made a Dropbox folder for her to upload the photos to for me edit and also do a little extra Photoshop magic to. Also, the editing of these took a little while longer, but was so worth it.
I would never suggest these should replace a professional actually taking your newborn images when it is again safe to do so, but they are pretty priceless in this quarantined world.