I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE photographing baby Charlotte! Starting out anything is hard and I'm never really sure how much to admit to people I'm a complete novice at this, you don't want to scare people away, right? Well, I am. Don't get me wrong, I begged my parents for a DSLR, Christmas 2011 and I've been learning photography and editing since. I've exhibited and sold prints, many people compliment my pictures, yet I still lack the courage to call myself a photographer. I am both a perfectionist and an introvert, so believing in and marketing myself is very difficult for me.
This is the second time I've photographed baby Charlotte and both times I heard the inner voice saying you CAN do this. Everyone tells you not to be discouraged when photographing a newborn, that they cry and fuss, pee and feed all the time and that it's time consuming and difficult. The truth is Charlotte does all of these things (obviously) but when I produce pictures I love, it's more encouraging than anything or anyone else I've photographed.
I'm still learning and ticking boxes (In this case; lighting = check). I know it's going to be a while before I'm the photographer I want to be but looking at Charlotte's wee face makes me feel like I'm capable of big things.