Posted by Allison Anderson on
I used to play soccer with Ellie’s mom, years ago. It was an honour being asked to photograph her firstborn and her family. Because I travel, with my mobile newborn studio, to my client’s homes I encourage them to have their pets involved in the photos. Ellie’s dog is a rescue dog and was shy with me. I also usually have white noise playing in the background, to mute the sounds that might cause newborns to startle. The sound I use is rain. However, Ellie’s dog was afraid of thunderstorms and the sound app made her think it was a thunderstorm outside. She calmed down when I turned the sound off and gave me some great dog head tilts. And Ellie slept through the whole thing. I think we went through 9 or 10 different set ups, including family and pet/sibling photos. She was the pefect newborn client.