Photographing newborns can be challenging on its own, but adding a dog into the mix can make it even harder. That was not the case with these newborn and pup portraits! Baby Sophia was so great during her Colorado newborn session. The family dog was so, so easy to work with too. Sophia slept well through a lot of our session and when she wasn’t, she was making the cutest little faces at me and my camera.
Newborn and Pup Portraits – Baby Sophia
This was an in-home session so we did some of the photos in Sophia’s crib and on the bed. I love that we got so many pictures with the whole family and with each parent. Dad had to leave partway through our session so he could get to work but we made sure to include him in other ways. He is in the military so we used his uniform and dog tags in some of the photos. I love how the blue bow in that set ties everything together! I even used the arm of Dad’s jacket wrap around little Sophia because he’s always protecting her, even if he’s at work or overseas.
Their dog was so calm around the baby and very well behaved. A lot of the time, when I do newborn and pup portraits, I have to take two different photos and composite them together. I take one photo of the baby and a separate one with just the dog on the same background because we can’t get both of them to be calm at the same time. Sophia and her pup were so great together. They didn’t bother each other at all and we were able to get all these photos without any composites. I love it when my canine clients make things easier for me!