I've just spent the weekend with my stepdaughter's school project - a 'newborn' doll that is programmed to act and respond like a newborn, requiring intermittent burping, feeding, and changing. With my own son almost 3 years old, it's been 3 years since I got to enjoy those first few weeks of life with a new baby and the doll definitely made me think back to those times. Those first few weeks are such a strange blend of feelings - of utter chaos and quiet routine, days that don't have any discernible beginning or end and the endless cycle of feeds, nappy changes, baths, cuddles, and burps! For those of you who take the time to schedule a traditional newborn session with a photographer, you get a beautiful record of just how small and sweet your baby was for a few short weeks, but what about the other stuff, the real day to day stuff that seems so mundane at the time but you will wish you could remember?
So that's what we did with little Dougie & his family. We captured how much of a water baby he was in the bath, his feeding times with mum, how much he disliked getting dressed out of the bath, big sister Amelie's smiles, tantrums and playtime with dad, and just a simple day in the life of the family.
Hope you guys loved your photos, I'm delivering them tomorrow :)