Woman wraps up newborns for adorable baby photos
Have you ever seen more adorable baby photos than these sleepy babes all wrapped up?
Photographer, Alicia Gould, 35, also teaches other snappers how to bundle up babies on parents’ requests in a skill she calls ‘new-born wrapping’.
Alicia, from Colonia, New Jersey, USA has taken these photos over the last two years in family homes and at the hospital straight after delivery.
Alicia said: “I know first-hand how exciting, exhausting and nerve-racking bringing a new-born home is and by traveling to them, I hope they are more relaxed about their session.
“Every time I meet a new family, it’s overwhelming. You can see and feel all of their emotions.
“I love hearing about how the new little one’s personality is developing already, what their delivery experience was like and watch how carefully they hold their babies.
“It also reminds me how fast it goes and makes me that much happier I’m there to capture this special time for them.”
Alicia runs her own photography company, Alicia Gould Photography. She started four months after the death of her father, having realised how much her photos of him meant to her.
She said: “. I was, and still am, grateful for all the photographs I could find after his passing. I will never forget his voice or his face, but being able to see his smile on a piece of paper means the world to me.”
One of the joys for Alicia is that each shoot is entirely different.
She said: “It usually takes about three hours for a session that includes posing the baby and family images. I ask the family to make sure the house is warm before I arrive so the baby is comfortable.
“I play white noise to help them fall and stay asleep and usually start by wrapping the baby so they can get into a deep sleep.
“The curled up poses remind you what the baby was like in the womb. Babies naturally go into the poses they were in the womb so a baby that was breech may not curl up as easily.
“Some babies have a very strong startle reflex and prefer to be wrapped. The parents’ involvement varies depending on the baby.
“Some babies sense and smell their mum and can’t settle down until she leaves the room. Other babies calm down immediately when hearing their parents voices or feeling their touch.”