Newborn photographs are one of the most significant gifts you can give to your child. You are celebrating the beginning of your child’s life, the very first moments of her story, and how the whole world changed with her arrival. Imagine sitting down with your son and an heirloom box of his newborn treasures and pictures, telling him the story of his birth. Imagine pulling out a tiny hat, along with a picture of him in it. Telling him about your first days as parents, and the many joyful surprises he gave you.
Or maybe you will be lucky enough to share stories with your daughter, about how she taught you to be a mom. Maybe your stories and pictures will comfort her when she has her own newborn on her shoulder.
I truly love working with newborns and their families. I adore hearing the tiny baby noises, and watching as they make faces and and kick their skinny little newborn legs. I also love being with new parents, who are still awestruck by the miracle in their arms. They remind me how brilliantly we can all adapt and how deeply we can love when we face new challenges. What an amazing thing to photograph!
I encourage most people to think about what they want to do with their photographs to help them choose a session. I offer both in-home or studio sessions with newborns. The in-home session is a great way to tell the story of your new family life. It works beautifully as an album to preserve this distinct period when baby came along. We can easily incorporate siblings and family members, we can even include some neat activities like feeding/nursing sessions, sink baths, changing clothing, walks, you name it!
For a studio newborn session, we will capture those beautiful, sleepy baby portraits that make wonderful art for your walls or baby announcements. I provide all of the wraps, hats, blankets and accessories, as well as a nice warm studio to keep baby sleepy and comfortable. We will also take time to photograph parents and siblings with the new arrival. This type of session is usually best
for babies 5-10 days old.
Many clients decide they would like to have both kinds of photographs. I actually have a special package just for you! I am accustomed to designing sessions to suit your vision, and I'm always up for an adventure. Please email me with your ideas so we can start talking.
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Don't forget the maternity session!
Whether this is your first baby or your third, preserving a memory of life before her arrival adds depth to the wealth of stories your family will share. It connects you and your children to that person you are before you were parents.
Maternity photography sessions are best scheduled between 34 and 37 weeks. This is when we will see those nice round bellies, and mom will still feel up to moving around a bit.
Sessions can be documentary-style, doing some of your favorite activities. Maybe it’s a date with Dad, a visit to the OB, or preparing your baby’s nursery. Maybe its just a regular Saturday before baby's arrival, where you work in the yard, eat takeout, and watch a movie. This is a great way to commemorate your life before it all transforms into something new.
An in-studio session will focus on that gorgeous pregnancy glow, and gives parents a chance to have some final images together before the family grows.