Sometimes BRAVE means doing something brand new, sometimes it means doing that thing you’ve been putting off for months.
Every Sunday (or so) I want to post about something BRAVE-ish I’ve done recently – to keep myself accountable to actually DO something AND to remind you being brave is not always lion taming and hang-gliding.
I helped out at a newborn baby photo shoot.
I realize for some people, this may be the coolest thing ever.
I’m not really a baby person. This was not my photography client and I didn’t even shoot any photos of the baby (just of the photographer working, really). I held my newborn nephew when he was a couple days old … but other than that? A year and a half prior held another friend’s couple-week-old. And that’s really it.
But I thought – here’s a chance to learn something. About photographing a baby. And handling a tiny little newborn.
(I learned that she gets them to sleep for the shoot with a little space heater and holding one hand over their head and one hand over their butt. Like magic).
So I spent my Saturday afternoon carrying a space heater from room to room, propping up a foam core board for reflection, trying to both be super helpful AND stay out of the way.
And I really liked it I love learning new things.