Closing the Gap | Virginia Beach Newborn Photography

I have been trying to successfully pose a newborn photography session like this and shoot this angle for one year. ONE YEAR. I’ve come close before, but never enough to feel successful. I’ve been fearful of waking the sleeping baby by moving little hands and arms and flattening fingers. I’ve forgotten to get the little wrists together. I’ve mis-shot the angle. I’ve struggled with lighting.

The perfectionist in me wants to critique the small issues still very obvious to me in this image. But a louder, bolder part of me wants to simply let this success soak in. Beyond delivering Calvin’s parents a beautiful image, I am proud of persevering through the struggle, through the fear, through the learning process. The gap all creatives face when working towards refining their craft is still there, but I feel like with this image, I see it becoming ever so less of a wide, craggy chasm with a rushing river below and more of a passable stream with hop-able stepping stones.

minimal newborn photography pose with newborn boy

  • kim - Dear Heidi,
    Your beautiful images of my grandson are a treasure that I will cherish forever. My eyes are full of tears my heart is full of love. I didn’t think it could get much better after seeing the first photo of Calvin…..but this is stunning.
    I know Madison and Cassidy are beyond thrilled.
    Your work is amazing…and believe me 30 some years in the business I have seen a lot of photo’s… are truly an artist!
    Warm Regards!!!!!

    • Heidi - Kim,
      What an incredibly kind and thoughtful comment! I’m humbled and very grateful for your words. It made my day! It was a treat to have Cassidy, Madison, and Calvin in the studio last week. I can’t wait to get their gallery finished so you can all enjoy all of the images! -HeidiReplyCancel

  • Mai - Heidi, your work is so beautiful. <3ReplyCancel

    • Heidi - Thank you, friend! Your words always make me smile. Miss you!ReplyCancel

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