Roughly 4.5 years ago Dom froze as he held my baby boy for the first time, he didn’t have a clue what to do, so like many guys holding a baby for the first time, he froze. He sat there rigid, unable to move until the pain in his arms became too much to handle and he handed him back to us.
Fast forward to today, and you wouldn’t believe the transformation. In truth I think most dads go through this, and probably many new mums too, we start off without a clue what to do with our delicate newborn. We’re afraid we’ll break them in some way. But after a few weeks, we soon get the hang of it, we grow into our new roles as parents.
I for one couldn’t believe it when Dom and Danielle announced they were going to have a baby. I thought back to the moment I gave Ethan to Dom to hold several years ago and wondered how he’d cope.
But it quickly became apparent that Dom was doing a great job as a dad. Danielle would often tell us how great he was with Finley and it was a lovely experience to document their new family life together for them recently.
We arranged the baby photoshoot on a Sunday which Danielle informed me normally revolves around watching F1 on the TV and catching up with some housework.
A perfect opportunity I thought to document those initial father son bonding moments over sport. Not only that, a perfect chance to document Finley’s second stage of development.
For those of you who follow my blog you’d have a seen a creative shoot I did for Finley when he was a newborn (here). On that day he pretty much slept the entire time I was there, now at 6 weeks old he’s more awake, more aware and even able to lift his own head. He’s engaging with the world around him and soon he’ll be lifting himself up, grabbing everything in reach and smiling.
As soon as he passes one milestone another will soon be in sight, it just how it is, babies don’t stay babies for long. That’s why I’m so pleased that I’ve been able to document what life is like right now for Dom and Danielle, because before you know it, it’ll be gone and without photos like these, they’ll just be memories to hold onto.
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Here’s a handful of my favourites from the photoshoot.
SO, HOW DID I DO AS DOM AND DANIELLE’S FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER?
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Category: Family| Destination: Oakham, Rutland |Setting: indoor home