Upon reaching 1000 likes on my newborn photography Facebook page, I decided to run a competition, where my followers would tag a mom-to-be, who deserves a free session and a large canvas with her chosen image. The more nominations, the more chances of winning.
On the specified date, I put all the nominations in a jar, and picked our winner. It didn’t go unnoticed, that there was someone else, whose tenacity didn’t go unnoticed. Carly McGregor, got a respectable 4 nominations, and I decided to award her a runner up prize: a free photo shoot and 5 large prints. I like people, who put 110% effort in everything and Carly certainly did just that, by getting her friends to write lovely words with each of their nominations.
We didn’t have to wait long to meet her little boy, Emile, as he was in a rush to get out and join us, entering this world much earlier than anticipated. Unfortunately, due to a couple of serious health complications, we had to postpone our sessions until Emile’s gorgeous momma got better.
I finally got to meet the handsome fella mid September, at 3 weeks old. I believe all kids are beautiful, but paraphrasing Orwell, there are “beautiful” and “more beautiful”. Emile was certainly the latter.
At 3 weeks, most babies tend to be more alert and aware, curious about their surrounding. Emile wasn’t too bothered about what was going on around. What he was interested in however, was being wrapped and warm, so we made sure he was comfortable and toasty, snuggled in some soft, wool wraps.
Emile wasn’t too keen on posing naked, as no doubt he considered the implications of those photos leaking online just in time before his eighteenth birthday. 😉 We did, however, manage to snap a few photos with his gorgeous mom and lovely grandma.
I look forward to seeing little Emile grow into a handsome, confident chap.
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