I have recently added a new question to the questionnaire I send out before newborn photography sessions.
I love photographing touch - it's my love language - and that can be especially wonderful skin on skin. In additional to seeing some gorgeous baby skin, how do you and your partner feel about showing some skin?
And it's all because of this gorgeous session with baby Kit.
We'd been chatting and shooting for a while when I said I wanted to head into their bedroom to get some photos of their baby against Daniel's chest. It's my favourite way to show how small and fragile a newborn can be. Well, Mum Laura misunderstood me and directed Dad to whip off his shirt for the photos. I wasn't going to argue.
Those photos of baby and Dad, with all that skin and connection, are some of my favourites from this newborn session.
I'll admit, it doesn't hurt that Daniel is easy on the eyes. However, there is an intimacy that skin gives to a photo, that feeling of peeking into a private moment of pausing and appreciating the loves in your life.
So, if anyone feels like showing a little skin, sing out as I'd love to make it a part of my newborn photography session with you! (Or maternity photo session, couples photo session, family photo session with little kids...)
Also keep an eye out for Laura with her eyes closed, just soaking in her brand new baby boy. Talk about capturing a perfect moment! xx