Parents are already nodding. They know what is coming next.
Every new parent dreams of capturing that perfect newborn image to keep for years to come. To share with Grandma and put on the front of the yearly Christmas card. Well, that is until the reality of photographing a naked, nervous and temperamental newborn sets in.
US photographer Gigi O’Dea knows this situation all too well after attempting to photograph baby Asher on his Dad’s back.
“The parents wanted to showcase dad’s wing tattoo on his back and so I was really planning on a quick and easy session, but obviously, it didn’t go quite as planned,” she said.
Once the photograph felt as though baby Asher was settled enough, they removed his nappy and placed him on his dad’s back but clearly Asher had other plans as almost immediately he shot poo all over his dad’s back and pants before Gigi could even snap an image.
“Of course there was an eruption of laughter from all of us, and maybe a few groans from dad,” Gigi explained.
Asher parents and photographer Gigi meticulously planned to expect the unexpected by ensuring Asher had been fed, napped, and changed. They even attempted to keep him relaxed by playing lullabies in the background and using a heater in the studio to keep him warm – but that didn’t stop him from literally shitting on their session.