A few weeks ago I had the opportunity photograph my niece’s newborn photos. Because I was away on vacation and my sister-in-law was in the process of moving, we couldn’t schedule the session until a month after (a big no-no for newborn photography, which usually takes place within the first few days after the baby is born), but I was determined to make it work. Let me start by saying major kudos to all the newborn photographers out there! Capturing those angelic styled baby poses (like these from renowned baby photographer) is TOUGH work! It takes a lot of skill, preparation, but more importantly, it takes patience. Between feedings, diaper and setup changes, the whole process can take several hours. As much as we waited for Anandra to fall asleep, it just wasn’t happening. But we did manage to capture a few adorable shots of her looking perfectly cozy and comfy in all the props we placed her in and used on her that day – I will share those here as soon as I’m done editing. But I also learned a valuable lesson that day: that as much as I enjoy looking at beautifully styled photos, those are simply not for me. There’s plenty of talented photographers who can do a far better job than I can in that area! I’d much rather capture what I enjoy best: L.O.V.E. – no props or complicated setups needed!