3. Shades of Violet - Niña Gadhia

Last year my Five Dock studio welcomed A LOT of little gents, this year we begin with a beautiful newborn girl.

Miss Violet was perfectly content to sleep through most of her first photo shoot. She rocked her family photos, photos with big sister and six set ups, an absolute dream baby to photograph.

Mum and Dad missed out on newborn photos with big sister so I was very happy to oblige with newborn photos of Miss Violet. When chatting about styling the session, mum chose neutrals with shades of violet, perfectly fitting for her newest daughter.

Big sister was a little uncertain about photos at first but by the end of the session, she gave me lots of smiles (and a silly face or two). 90% of the time, the older sibling is the boss of the shoot. They are more aware that they are somewhere different and can be a little uneasy when they arrive. I can empathise with that, so I do my best to make it fun. I have toys and books to keep them entertained. I sing songs. And if mum and dad allow, I offer a lollipop as a reward for some smiles. If they aren’t ready for the photos yet, I get them to play and keep coming back to them until they are.

I’m hoping Violet’s sleepy vibes go out to all the babies that visit the Five Dock studio this year.  

Keep on smiling,

Niña (aka mama with a camera)

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