About one week ago on a Saturday, Ethan had his newborn photography followed by a short road trip to few open houses. Needless to say, that Saturday was one of the longest days for us as new parents.
Prior to the session, I had thought newborns were relatively easy to capture considering they spend most of their time asleep. Since he was born, Ethan has been on a change/eat/sleep schedule every three hours. You can almost set a watch by his feeding and sleeping schedule. I had figured that scheduling a session during his sleep-time was enough.
Half an hour into the session, my wife and I quickly realized he likes to sleep bundled up while most newborn photos are relatively fabric-free. Removing one article of clothing and he wakes up.
After 4.5 hours later, the session was done thanks to the most patient photographer I've met. If you're looking for an Orange County family photography, I highly recommend a session with Jen Gagliardi. She gently posed Ethan, capturing several shots for that we can't wait to see.
As for the open houses, Melissa and I are taking a break from looking in this market. It has become increasingly competitive and we have a little more than we can handle at the moment. :)