Baby Aadil :: Newborn

Posted on February 24, 2011 in Family, Featured, Newborn & Babies, Recent Work | 2 comments

Baby Aadil :: Newborn

Sometimes life plays tricks with our plans and schedules and we tend to get irritated, even if it’s just a little,  with the fact that things are not working out the way we hoped or envisioned.

But when little Aadil decided he wasn’t going to stay in the cozy comforts of his mother’s tummy until his expected due date, I can honestly say I was only happy to learn that both his mom and he was doing just fine. The little fella decided at 36 weeks he wanted to see the world and meet his parents and older brother Ayden, three days before our planned maternity photo session.

So I ended up not being able to do the maternity session with Dean and Ginell, but I think the cute photos we managed to get of their little boy made up for it, don’t you?

André

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

I loved this one where he yawned – the poor little thing was sooo tired but didn’t want to miss any of the action around him!

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

…and finally he’s in dreamland…so peaceful!

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

Newborn Baby | Aadil Kara by Andre van der Veen Photography

♥ I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I did taking them! ♥

2 Comments

  1. In considering someone to do a photo shoot for your newborn, there are a number of factors that one needs to assess. First and foremost is the family’s ability to be comfortable with their photographer. From this perspective I was lucky in that Andre and I have known one another for a few years. The other factors we assessed prior to the shoot were the following:

    – Good pre-shoot preparation so you have a complete understanding of what is required and what you will be aiming for during the shoot.
    – A good portfolio.
    – Flexibility in accommodating your personal ideas for some of the shots.
    – Mobility as it was preferable for us to shoot at home rather than a studio.

    The one thing we had completely under-estimated is the amount of time and more importantly, the amount of patience that is required for the actual shoot. Andre exceeded all of our expectations based on the above criteria and his level of patience went beyond what I would have expected of anyone. The shoot took over four hours and Andre remained composed, helpful and professional throughout the shoot. Waiting half an hour to get a shot can be daunting at the best of times. Add to that a hungry baby and 2 year old toddler and you can imagine how much more difficult things get. Not only did Andre take it in his stride, but the baby was more than comfortable with him.

    Ultimately, the shoot is about the photos that you get after-the-fact and my wife and I are delighted with the memories that we will have to cherish. Thank you Andre for all the effort you put into this for us and for the fantastic photos!

    • Dean, thank you for the kind comment and for allowing me into your home and family circle, it’s truly been a honour!

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