Newborn | Fresh 48 | Childhood
Booking your Newborn Shoot
It is wise to book your session at least 2 weeks prior to your due date, of course – if you decided last minute to do newborn photos, I’m happy to do them for you and not to stress! I’ve pulled together newborn sessions in a matter of hours. Some things to consider when booking your shoot; What type of session you’d like to have and will you be including your family or just baby and their siblings? or just baby? Either way, together we can create something custom to your needs.
At the Hospital
This is my hands down, favorite session type. These sessions can take place in the hospital, at home (for home births) or at the birthing center. Here is where we document the place where your baby spent her first days. I love the authenticity, the new baby acne and a mother’s glow just after giving birth. We’ll focus on the fleeting details of your baby’s new skin and the bond that you have already!
With comfort in mind, this session style takes place in the comfort of your own home. There is no need to have a Pinterest-worthy bedroom setup, the goal here is to document your life as it was, when your baby comes home. Simplicity is often key, and often times we use the parent’s bedroom as the main set for these organic photos. Lifestyle sessions can include the entire family!
Outdoor newborn sessions are what I like to refer to as “fine art photography” here, we’re using the earth’s natural elements to take photos of your little one. Surprisingly, babies seem to do better at their newborn shoot due to the ambiance of the sounds within their area. My outdoor newborn work has been recognized by magazines like Baby Center as unique and beautiful!
Differing from my Lifestyle session is the at-home session where we will use a small number of props and wraps with a sole focus on your baby and their siblings (pups and kitties are always welcome!) The at home sessions can also include family members but will utilize a small area of your home without much of the background being in the photos to create a studio type of look.
Twins & Multiples
As a mother to twins myself, I have had the pleasure of photographing my boys as they have grown throughout their first year of life. This has given me all kinds of practice to work with other multiples and to be confident in my abilities as a photographer. Posing multiples is often very easy for me, because I know how babies born together tend to like to stay together.