Irisa's mom brought her into my Macon portrait studio at 11 days old for her newborn session. She is the fourth baby in the family, and the second one from this family that I have photographed!
Just like her big sister two years ago, Irisa did not want to go to sleep for her portraits! I like to a get a few awake shots if possible, but I mostly like babies to be in a deep sleep for their portraits so they are relaxed and I can gently pose them into cute squishy poses. Awake newborns have a hard time making eye contact and are pretty squirmy, so that is why most newborn photographers prefer sleepy babies for their newborn session!
We did get a few adorable and funny awake images of Irisa, but I eventually won and she drifted off, allowing me to get the peaceful sleepy poses that I love to capture.