Newborn baby photos are often of serene, cute babies – this photo however reveals one very funny occupational hazardAs the old showbiz saying goes, ‘never work with children or animals’.
Not everyone can work with babies . First of all, there’s the language barrier. Then there’s the fact they tend to march to the beat of their own drum.
But for those who enjoy it and are able to see the humour in situations which go awry, it can be an absolute pleasure – and very rewarding.
Having been a professional photographer for five years, Abbie Rogers has got countless photoshoots under her belt, including ones with very new babies .
And while we’re used to seeing and cooing over the finished product, as this brilliant photo shows, when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.
Abbie posted the photo of a newborn photoshoot being interrupted by one the subjects having a quick wee, and it quickly and unsurprisingly went viral.
As Abbie explains, the shoot began like any other newborn session:
“It started with soothing and feeding baby and posing him with Mom for the parent shots, which is what I always start with.
“Then of course we all know what happened next!
“After that, we just dabbed up the mess with lots of paper towels and kept on going. Sweet little Pryor was amazing for the rest of the shoot!”
Baby Pryor was in fact the couple’s third little boy, and Abbie adds, “I’m sure it’s not the first time one of their little guys have gotten them. We all had a good laugh about it, especially when I showed them the image later!”
It’s not the first time Abbie has witnessed the call of nature.
“I mean, I’m photographing naked babies for a couple of hours during a shoot so it’s bound to happen at least once during the session.
“Not always on parents, they typically luck out but something I have planned for the shoot usually gets it! Let’s just say I do lots of laundry after a newborn session.”
Although being weed on is an occupational hazard, Abbie says there are few other things to watch out for when on a newborn shoot.
“Safety is the number one thing when it comes to newborn sessions.
“Other than that, just patience. I never rush through a session and always go at the baby’s pace.
“If baby isn’t liking a pose I just transition to a new one.
“These sweet babies and their newborn photos are my favorite thing to photograph, they’re never this small again and they change so much in those first few weeks, documenting them in all their newness is just amazing.”