Little Clara Evelyn has what my husband dubbed “dual citizenship.” Born 8 weeks early, during the time of this photo shoot she qualified as both a three month old and preemie adjusted age 3 week old. So while she was the size of a newborn during her newborn shoot, she had technically been in the world for much longer. That familiarity with the outside world meant Clara wasn’t much interested in curling up to sleep for our photo shoot. Despite our best efforts to get the sleeping naked baby pose that her mom really wanted, Clara was determined to stay awake for her first time in front of the camera.
You may remember Clara’s parents, Leslie and Peter, from their wedding I photographed a few years ago. Unfortunately, Peter was unavailable for this photo shoot, but I nabbed many photos of Clara with her beautiful mama.
Look at those little lips! So sweet.
Clara only wanted to sleep in her mama’s arms. Can you blame her?
I just love the nursery Leslie and Peter put together. Very classic.
Despite our best efforts to photograph her in little outfits or in the buff, Clara was only interested in being photographed in her favorite crocheted blankets. So long as we can see her sweet little face and a peek at her tiny little feet that’s just fine with me.Looking very pensive…Alas, we did want just a couple sleeping baby photos. Perhaps a nice swaddle will do the trick…And a little time beneath the mobile…Ah, sweet sleep.
Welcome to the world Clara Evelyn!