This little lady was sleepy and sweet and happy to have her photo taken. She is a bit older now and out of her newborn phase. I am catching up on posts after my hard drive problems and couldn’t not share these. I thought I’d take the opportunity to highlight what makes a newborn shoot go smoothly, the most important thing is that it is relaxing for mom and baby.
Everything here is a part of her life. I do not bring any props to a newborn shoot. I believe the photos will mean so much more years from now when you see baby cuddled up on the blanket gramma crocheted or wearing the headband big sister picked out. The gorgeous pink chair, and it was so adorable, belongs to a close family friend who lent it out for the shoot. It was perfect and if I could’ve taken it home I would have.
I’ll often get questions on where to do the photographs and what baby should wear. Again, I encourage my clients to have it be as real and natural as possible. Many times, as with this shoot, just a simple diaper or if you’re brave and go diaperless, is fine. The focus is really the new member of your family. Her long lashes and pouty lips, her soft skin and tiny wrinkles, her whisper of hair and itty bitty toes. The room we use just needs to have lots of natural sunny light pouring in. This can mean it’s the tv room, master bedroom or in this case just the upstairs bonus area between bedrooms.
I don’t keep track of the time with newborns, they are on their own schedule and that’s just fine with me. So we are patient, lots of chatting, relaxing, taking feeding breaks and trying out what makes baby comfortable.
It was absolutely wonderful to document this bundle of pink along with her big sister. Newborn shoots are some of my very favorites.