Mommies: A friendly note – never, ever try to do a newborn photo shoot on your own.

Daddy Russ had to work on photo day so I thought, “No problem, I can do this. How hard can it be?” Oh, how wrong I was.

First of all, Luke was only a little over a week old so I pretty much still had no clue what I was doing. Second, it was going to be the first time I had left the house with him. So that morning we get up early. By the time I finished giving him his bath, getting him dressed, getting myself dressed and loading up the car with us and the photo props I was already exhausted.

We made it to the photo studio and, of course, the photographer immediately tells me to take his diaper off (you know those naked baby pictures are just adorable). Well, I’m sure you can guess what immediately happened. Yep – he peed all over me and her studio.

The photographer tells me its ok so we keep going (and yes, I’m still wearing the pee clothes because I forgot to bring a change of clothing). So then the real work starts. The photographer and I proceed to try and position Luke in all these crazy spots that she assures me will make wonderful pictures (keep in mind you have to do this while not waking him up, hoping that he doesn’t decide to go #2, trying to keep his head from falling off AND you are severly sweating by now because your body temperature is set to “face of the sun” due to those raging pregnancy hormones that are still around).

After an hour and a half of this craziness I’m finally looking at the photographer like, “Please take the stupid picture so I can take my baby home to an environment that I know and get back to my routine and NEVER COME OUT AGAIN.”

All in all, I was very happy with the photos and those crazy positions did make cute pictures. Here are a few for you to enjoy. I hope you are able to learn from my experience that it truly does take three people (and I do mean three GROWN ADULTS) to do a newborn photo shoot.

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