White Noise -Check!
Cute Beanies -Check!
Great Window Light -Check!
Or I should say Super Baby!!!
I was as prepared as I could get! This was my first Newborn Shoot with a Brand NEW Baby -18 days old to be exact! I was totally stoked to try out all these cute little poses! All I needed was for the baby to stay in a Deep Sleep! –Easier said than done!
When Baby Nathan arrived he was sound asleep in his car seat! He was so doggone small & cute!! I swaddled him and got some shots while he was sleeping, then when we took off his clothes to do some “Sleepy Buns” shots, he was not a happy camper! He didn’t like to be on his belly (which threw me off because all of my cute pose ideas was him on his belly) and he was already trying to push himself up and move his legs, in the crawling position! This boy was Strong!! He finally relaxed when his mama would get close & talk to him. I was able to get some shots of him looking into my camera with his big beautiful brown eyes! It was nice to switch it up for the day and have a newborn in my arms! Thanks Ashley for allowing me to photograph your pride & joy!
I learned a very important lesson… don’t underestimate the strength of a newborn!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.