I love the theme Where the Wild Things Are for a newborn session! It is so perfect for little boys. It was so much fun putting together this setup. Little G. was such a great sleeper for his session. His three older siblings just loved on him and was so adorable.
Meet Asa, This little guy was just so calm for his almost newborn session . He was 1 month old and just so adorable. He loved to be swaddled and fell asleep but once the swaddle came off he was awake again but just looking around. I did get a few images of him sound asleep. What a handsome little man with that full head of hair! Enjoy!
I couldn’t wait to share this session! Sweet little A. was born last month but I know the wait was worth to finally share her images. Many parents worry if their baby is not within the recommended 2 weeks for their newborn portraits but as you can see, older babies do an awesome job and we get gorgeous images. Little A slept through her whole session and was even more settled than most of the littles that I photograph. I loved the girlie headbands and delicate wraps we used. I photograph a lot of boys (and I’m a mom of two little guys plus an almost 18 yr old daughter ) so when I get to capture a little baby girl, I get extra excited.. feels like it’s playing dress up. Below are some favorites from A session..
Welcome to the world O. 6 days new. I love when I get to photograph families as they grow….I photographed O. Big sister a few years ago. Baby O. was a dream to photograph. Here are some of my favorites from her session. These sessions take place in the comfort of your own home.
Introducing sweet little Alex. I photographed his sister a few years ago. She was such a great big sister during the session. Here are some of my favorites from their in home newborn session!
I’m happy to introduce little Will! I had a great time with his family during his session.. I’m still laughing. Plus, Will was the perfect model. Below are some favorites from his in-home newborn session in Richmond, VA . Enjoy! <3
I first met Meg at Panera to discuss my idea of birth photography and newborn photography . We hit it off and she signed the contract right there. We chatted via email a few times and discussed the type of birth photography she envisioned. Meg was scheduled to be induced on the 10th of April. So, being on call was much easier since I knew what day I would be photographing her birth. She was admitted into the hospital around 7 a.m., she was 4 cm. and they broke her water. I figured since it was a induction this would take a while even though this was her second pregnancy. Needless to say she was a rock star and delivered her baby only 3.5 hrs after being admitted into the hospital. I can share a few great images from the birth.
I look forward to photographing little W. next week for his posed newborn photography session.
Meet newborn Kerrigan. He is a beautiful little guy and slept like a champ for his newborn session. He made the cutest little faces while he slept! We used a new blue backdrop and wire bed for his session.
Making her big debut on the blog today is precious newborn baby Cecilia photographed by yours truly, ) She is the sweetest little baby and really melted my heart during the entire session. Her big brother did amazing with her who I also got to photograph when he was a newborn too, so it was great to see him now playing the role of big brother! Big Brother was super excited to hold his new baby sister and have his picture taken as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if baby Cecilia grows up to be a model- she just looked so cute in everything we put her in and every pose we placed her in.
Twins are always fun to photograph. I travel to your home and bring the studio to you. The biggest challenge is getting them to sleep at the same time. I typically start with the sleepiest twin for their solo images while a parent is getting the other to sleep. Then I bring them together for sibling images, and finish up with the other twin’s solo images. I really enjoy working with twin families, and have so much respect for parents with twins! Having ONE newborn is challenging, so I can’t imagine what it’s like to have two!
Anthony & Cole are fraternal twins who could not be more different, Anthony is tiny and delicate, about 5 lbs and his brother Cole has about 1.5 pounds heavier. It was so funny to see the two of them next to each other! I just love how genetics work out with siblings sometimes.
After I finished photographing the babies, we moved on to the parent and family portion. There are lots of variations with two newborns that we’ll walk through, and I’ll assess your comfort level in how you hold them. Baby safety is the top priority , , so we won’t place babies in potentially risky positions even in your arms. I am always checking with you to make sure you feel that your baby is secure and that you have a good hold on them. We’ll be in constant communication during our time together about how you’re feeling and if you need a break to sit down and rest. Postpartum recovery is a process, and it’s normal to feel extra tired or to become a bit light headed after standing for a while. A six pound baby might not feel so heavy at first, but can feel like an anvil after ten minutes for a new mom.
Enjoy just a few of my favorite images from Anthony & Cole’s newborn session!
Welcome to the world Baby Jack ! Sending lots of love and big congratulations to these proud parents and newly promoted big sister. Thank you for having me document this special time in your lives!
Booking your baby's first professional portraits is truly exciting! You've waited months to meet the baby and have dreamed of holding them in your arms! Now that you've selected your photographer and are gearing up for a great session, you may be a little unsure what to wear to your newborn session. Have no fear! As a professional newborn photographer plus mom (I mean, I DO have three children !) I know how important these images are to you. You'll treasure them forever. You would like to look and feel your best. I'm here to guide you and provide an amazing, laid back experience for you new parents.
Mom & Dad : simplicity is key
First and foremost, moms should wear something that makes them feel beautiful and comfortable (after all.. you just had a little one!). The best advice really is to keep it simple. The best way to do this is by wearing a simple, solid-colored top. Light colored tops in creams, light grays, and light pastels help in keeping the focus on your expression and the moment. Mom can wear a long sleeve, or no sleeves. I prefer Dads to wear long sleeves but for one picture I would need Dad to wear a short sleeve shirt or no shirt.
Siblings: comfort is king
No matter how old the sibling is, the main goal is to have them comfortable with photos with their baby sibling. It’s especially important because some of the sibling shots involve them laying down on a blanket with the baby. Again, try to coordinate colors with the parents. A light or cream-colored top on a sibling creates an angelic and sweet look.
The sibling portion always makes mom's heart soar! This is a very popular request for sessions and we set aside an additional 30 minutes for these setups. I like to pose the older sibling on their back while the eldest child holds the new baby. This is a safe way for them to interact without worrying if the baby will be dropped. A neutral colored flokati, such as cream or white, is a really pretty option here. Little ones look super precious in classic, natural attire such as dark wash blue jeans, perhaps even khaki pants, and then a simple top in a lighter color, such as beige, cream, white, or tan.
Families: be you
Each family is unique and different. These tips are here to help decide what to wear for your baby photoshoot. Though neutrals and light colors are recommended… if you love color, don’t be afraid to rock it! But nothing neon. If you are still unsure, let me know… I’m here to help you along each step of the way!
Welcome to the world S. a week old , this little guy was so cute for his session. I just love all these soft tones making a very natural and organic look in newborn photography, the more simple the better for me. Here are some highlights from his newborn session. Big brother wasn't too thrilled to hold baby brother but we did get a few shots together.
Sharing this adorable newborn and family session. I often get questions if family pictures are included in a newborn session. My Deluxe Newborn session is ideal for a few parent poses/lifestyle and sibling portraits. Nothing is sweeter than those smiles coming out when looking down at a new baby. Excited to share just a handful of these images.
Sharing this sweet little babe on the blog today. Nothing beats newborn photography for me, this is my favorite type of photography...Just the newness of the little one and the excitement to document a new addition to a family is so special to me. I am so thankful for every set of new parents that allow me into their homes to photograph their new baby. Here are my favorites from this session.
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I still find it mind blowing when I look at all these beautiful babies from last year! 2017 was an amazing year for me and I got to meet so many amazing families and hear their stories.
So last year I photographed over 65 newborn babies…..65…..wow….I can’t believe it was that many! So many have been back already for their 6-8 month sitter sessions and so many booked in this year! I can’t wait to se everyone again. Newborn Photography is a passion that doesn’t fade with me. I find newborn babies so wonderful and mesmerising! They are each so different and it’s mind boggling that at sometimes just seven days old you can see their personalities emerging!
So here is to another busy year with my newborns – can’t wait to meet you all:)
I met the cutest baby boy with the sweetest parents a few weeks ago. Sweet baby W. was born right after Thanksgiving. I arrived at the hospital for his fresh 48 session. When i walked in the room i was not only greeted by his elated parents but also members of his very proud extended family. I loved getting to meet so many of the people that love him so much all at once.
Then a few days after his Fresh 48 session, I photographed his newborn session at his home which is very convenient for his family so they don't have to leave their house. He was just the perfect model for his newborn session.
I'm opening up a few morning spots for Nov. 5 th. The afternoon is completely booked. Thank you everyone. If you would like to book an early morning mini session please inbox me. I'm also opening up Oct. 15th & Oct 28th for Fall mini's Please share with family and friends.
i photographed this sweet little boy, he was a dream to photography. This was my first time using the Posing Pod by Little Prop. It was very easy to use and i will use it more.