There is something about a baby sleeping that instills a sense of peace. Maybe part of that is the noisiness of the day in comparison to those quiet moments, or perhaps it’s that serenity is only found when the little one feels safe, warm and content. And it’s not an easy thing either, to get an infant to sleep and then put him into weird spots and poses just for the sake of a cute picture.
When it comes to any photo the image has to speak to the heart of the person or the photo doesn’t speak truth. Children can sometimes be bribed or cajoled to smile but when a true smile comes from the heart the spark is there. Babies can’t be bribed or even joked with, they have no pretences and if they don’t like your idea for a picture… well it’s time to be flexible and come up with something they will agree with. Leo is a beautiful big chubby baby, but was having a bit of gas. We posed him in a way that made his tummy feel better and he gave us some wonderful expensive images before falling asleep in my arms worn right out. So we thought, lets see if we can do just one more image with him asleep surrounded by softness. Mommy got him just right sleeping contentedly and we captured this moment of peacefulness in their home.