About a year ago I decided to change my style for newborn shoots. I wasn’t going to do overly posed shots any more. I was going to do lifestyle shoots. It has made newborn sessions so much more enjoyable. The parents can be relaxed. They know that getting a shot of them interacting with their little one will be vastly more precious to them as they get older than of them placed in an unnatural pose that a newborn would never do on their own. Because of this, Ella’s mom and dad weren’t stressed that Ella wasn’t sleeping during the shoot. They knew we would get beautiful photos no matter what. Ironically, the second I packed up my gear, Ella promptly fell fast asleep. So I pulled out my camera briefly and snuck in this quick shot of her all cuddled up in her happy place.