I absolutely adore photographing older babies. Newborns are delightful but they’re also trickier to handle, and sessions can require a lot of patience.
Older babies though…Both my kids were totally gorgeous newborns. They were absolutely perfect. But as they got older it wasn’t just their features that changed. I’ve been absolutely bowled over by how different their personalities are. George is steady, usually rather docile and amenable, but also full of life, funny and clever. He’s a simple soul in the very best way. Effie’s personality has been set since birth. She is stubborn and independent – but also very, very funny. While he was happy to sit and chatter away to people Effie is off! She will not sit on your knee, unless she’s feeling poorly, or if you have a biscuit in your hand.
And this has been the way with every baby I meet. They are all so different, and I love getting to connect with older babies and toddlers.