Everyone probably assumes that baby photo shoots must be the easiest, most peaceful sets to be on. But anyone who has come into contact with a living, breathing, the tiny infant knows that nothing can ever go as planned.
Family photo sessions with newborns are an incredible way to capture the very beginning of your child’s journey. And photographer Abbie Rogers has managed to capture it without leaving any details behind. The Carlsons welcomed baby Pryor a little over a month ago, expanding their adorable brood to three boys. And naturally, with the rise of popular maternity and baby photoshoots in mind (seriously, even pregnant mommy dogs are taking photos today), they decided to go in for a photoshoot themselves.
To celebrate the birth of their healthy new son, the growing family enlisted the help of photographer Abbie Rogers, of Abbie Rogers Photography, to snap some beautiful photos for them. During the photo shoot, this young fella decided to spice things up a little and took his bathroom break in the middle of the shot. “I have no clue how this happened so perfectly, everything from that arc, aim, reach, the parent’s reaction, even the shot! This is the only image I got of it and I couldn’t be happier I did,” said the photographer.
“As long as what happened doesn’t ruin the photo or parents backdrops are soaked, I just dab it up with paper towels and baby wipes and keep the session going” explains Abbie, who deals with situations like this every day: “Accidents like this do happen almost every single session! They typically get it on my posing fabric, props and a lot of the time me,”
For any skeptics, there was no photoshopping the arcing stream here, Rogers can attest to having to clean up the baby’s “very real” urine that got all over her equipment. But he didn’t know any better. He’s a baby. Not ready to have a baby just yet? That doesn’t mean you should give up on family photos too. Take a look at this couple’s sensual photoshoot with a burrito. The photo has since gone completely viral and has been liked over 2,000 times on Rogers’ Facebook page alone.
Rogers has been photographing newborns with their families for more than four years and certainly plans on continuing to do so.
“Parents say how much patience I must have, but the babies are just so tiny and innocent and perfect,” she said.
The Carlson parents had a good sense of humor about it too and every one “had a good laugh” in the end.
The secret to not stressing about it is simple Rogers says.
“As long as what happened doesn’t ruin the photo or parents or leave the backdrops soaked, I just dab it up with paper towels and baby wipes and keep the session going.”