knowing i was having a girl, i had some ideas of the type of newborn photos i wanted to take with her. of course, i knew i should attempt this within the first few days of life when she was extra sleepy and easy to pose. of course what i didn't know is all the crying this girl had in store.
after days and days of trying to get some pretty shots, i got few serene ones and many screamers.
(even though it's a billion degrees outside, and i have my arsenal of warmers, and even tried one set up outside in the heat, she did not like to be down to her diaper.)
my mom bought this gown on a trip to Italy when i was a little girl. i think my sister got a chance to wear it, then she gave it to me and i have taken all the girls' portraits in it. it has the most beautifully delicate lace and embroidery details, that perfectly compliment the delicate details of a newborn babe.
this is the photo we eventually chose for her announcement. not exactly what i was hoping to capture, but definitely beautiful.
little Zoe did not make this momma's job very easy. it was the toughest newborn photography session i've ever done. thank goodness my sweet friend offered to take some when Zoe was one month old (wherein she still cried the whole time).