I've been doing lots of free shoots over the past few months to improve both my skills and my confidence. I've photographed toddlers, kids, teens, families, but no babies. I had my first opportunity to work with a newborn today.
Nathan is four weeks old, so not quite as "pliable" as those 7-10 day old babes. He would NOT sleep. No way he was going to miss any of the action. It was quite a challenge, but so fun -- and no pressure because it's just for practice.
This is the only shot of Nathan "idling." He closed his eyes for approximately three seconds and I happened to catch him. He just looks idle. He's fooling you.