Why shouldn’t they be held? I’ve tried over and over to do stand-alone, well, in this case lay-alone newborn portraits but I can’t do them. So this is what we do- you come in and hold your baby like you do every day of your life and I will photograph that. Because at the end of the photographic day what matters is that we have images that show our relationships to the people we love. And we all love babies. Beautiful little man Jessica!