Out like a light! Amused photographer captures the picture-perfect moment two new parents fell fast ASLEEP on the sofa during their newborn baby’s photoshoot
- Newborn photographer Sarah Jankowski from Georgia snapped the photo
- The parents said it was their first child and they were tired
- While Sarah was taking photos, the two fell asleep together on the sofa
- They napped for 45 minutes, and Sarah snapped a behind-the-scenes image
Being parents to a newborn can be absolutely exhausting, and most will catch a bit of sleep at any chance they get — even in the middle of a newborn photoshoot at a photography studio.
Newborn photographer Sarah Jankowski, who owns Simply Joyful Moments Photography in Georgia, was setting up some sweet shots with a baby recently when the little one’s mom and dad just fell asleep.
The delighted photographer managed to capture the moment on film, showing the newborn curled up contentedly in the foreground while her worn-out parents are passed out in a couch a few feet away.
Finally, rest! A newborn photographer was shooting a baby when the little one’s parents fell asleep, exhausted from taking care of their first child
Parenting is tough! While photographer Sarah Jankowski worked with the baby, the parents took the time to catch up on some much-needed rest
They were tired! Sarah was setting up the shot when her assistant Amanda noticed the couple, who snoozed for 45 minutes
‘Mom and Dad were telling me how their baby was keeping them up a lot and how tired they were. This was their first child, so it was all new to them,’ Sarah told Kidspot.
She told them to relax and just enjoy watching the photoshoot at Sarah set up some nice portraits — and the next thing she knew, they were both out cold.
Sarah wasn’t totally surprised.
‘I keep my studio nice and warm for the babies and there is dim lighting and white noise so it is a very calm and relaxing space,’ she said.
She said it was ‘the sweetest thing’ to see ‘these two exhausted parents, curled up in each other’s arms, completely asleep.’
After her assistant, Amanda Walker, pointed out the snoozing couple, she took a photo of the moment to show them later.
‘You could tell they really needed a nap, so we didn’t wake them,’ she said, adding that the nap was ‘well-deserved.’
Phew! ‘You could tell they really needed a nap, so we didn’t wake them,’ she said
What a cutie! The couple’s baby also appeared to enjoy some rest during the shoot
Working hard: Sarah didn’t wake the parents, and instead carried on with their baby as the couple snoozed away
They woke up 45 minutes later and were ‘so happy’ they’d had a chance to rest for a bit.
Sarah, who is herself a mother of four, admitted that this was ‘not the first time’ a parents has fallen asleep in her studio, though it’s usually just the father.
The photographer went on to share the funny snap on Facebook, where it’s earned plenty of comments from other parents who can relate.
‘This makes me SO happy!!’ one doula wrote, adding: ‘This birth doula wants to high five you so bad! Not only did they get some awesome photos of their squish, they got some much deserved rest.’
Many other people praised the new parents for sneaking in some rest whenever they can, with one person writing: ‘This is too awesome! A great photog in action and I’m glad that mom and dad got a nap in. Bless their hearts they probably hadn’t slept that good since before the pregnancy.’
Another person chimed in: ‘This makes my heart smile… being a new Mommy and Daddy is hard exhausting work!’
One fellow mom then wrote: ‘I absolutely LOVE this and this amazing family!!! What a blessing! Thank you for capturing this special sleepy moment that speaks to so many of us!’