Oh how I just adore that name! It reminds me of my son's name (Gavin) but with a twist! Kyvan was 9 days old which is on the tail end of when I will photograph newborns but he was born while I was away on our mini vacation so we squeezed him in as soon as I could! Kylan is just the cutest little guy and still so itty bitty, just 7 lbs at 9 days old. All tiny and wrinkly. I just so love those newborns!
This little guy was absolutely determined not to be photographed though! HA! He was just not remotely interested in the whole "undress me and pose me" thing. We tried all the tricks at our disposal including a sweltering warm house, heating pad, full tummy, you name it, we tried it. He wanted nothing to do with the process. Ky wanted to be double swaddled, held and nursing, wide awake and anything short of that was just not going to happen. Smart little bugger, because given the choice, wouldn't that be your preference as well, over being moved and posed and manipulated? He held out for 4 hrs straight and refused to sleep until the very end. I'm so fortunate that mom was one of the most relaxed and easy going first time moms I have ever met because it was a LONG shoot. He eventually did fall into a light sleep but made it very clear that un-swaddling him or putting him down was still not on his agenda. We worked around it as best we could. I think Ky is a very bright little guy and suspect there are big things out there for him in the future. He was onto every one of my tricks and made it perfectly clear that he was not going to fall for any of them!
I think we all left feeling a little bit discouraged but I was pleasantly surprised by a few gems I found while sifting through all the shots later that evening. The good part of him being so very alert was that we did get quite a few bright eyed shots in between everything else. He is such a cutie pie with those blue blue eyes.
I love the little scrunchy fussy face. ADORABLE.
Double swaddled and resting
We set him down here and within two seconds he was awake again and none too pleased with us, HA!
But right before he realized he was upset with us, he had this tiny pause and I grabbed this shot which is my favorite of the entire session. It was during that split second between asleep and not pleased. I swear he is smiling at me like he knows what he is doing! :)
I love how adoringly dad is looking at his son.
It was pretty cold outside so we went out to grab a couple quick trio shots at the very end. THANK YOU Anne and Abe for your tenacity and patience. Ky is a beautiful little boy who knows what he likes! A pleasure meeting you all!