Studio session with 4 month old premature baby boy

4 month old Oliver came into the studio for his “newborn” session. Since he was born early, he had spent the first four months of his life in the NICU. I can’t imagine how hard that would be for his mom. While I photographed Oliver, she shared with me so stories about what they went through the last month. I love that she brought in his octopus that he had with him in the NICU. She told me that this is something hospitals use for premature babies as the tentacles remind them of an umbilical cord.