West Ealing, London-based photographer Sandi Ford has perfected the art of capturing a baby’s precious smile in enchantingly sweet portraits of sleeping newborns. Curled up on soft blankets, these bundles of joy make for a heartwarming sight with their fluffy wisps of hair, soft skin, innocent faces, and infectious grins. The photographer waits for the telltale signs that an infant is going to smile—flickering eyes and funny facial expressions—and waits patiently so she can capture precisely the right moment with her camera.
Ford, who has won several awards for her newborn photography, says the best part of her job is being a part of each family’s story. “For many families, I am photographing their first child and I am often their first trip out after coming home from hospital,” the photographer shares on PetaPixel. “These pictures go on the walls, they are a legacy, and I helped tell that story. It’s a gift I never take for granted.”