Newborn baby Gatlin's session was being planned just like every other. I had some backdrops and floor drops picked out. I'd chosen some cute props, blankets and coordinating outfits to use from my collections. Then I received a text with a different kind of request from Gatlin's Mom. "You want what in his photo?" I thought.
Alyssa and Garth, Gatlin's parents and dairy farmers, had longed to get a shot of their newborn son sleeping with one of their newborn calves. After much deliberation and planning, I agreed to head out to the calf barn to coordinate a shot of the newborns together. Gatlin's safety being my number one priority, we settled on creating a composition of the babies together in the hay. I left the farm with manure on my shoes and a warmth in my heart. It was such a sweet shot and well worth the extra effort.
A few days later, the Simpsons brought Gatlin to the house for the rest of his photos, alone and with his family and sister. Gatlin was quite the champion snoozer and seemed to enjoy his time in the spotlight. Enjoy this peek into his newborn session.