Baby H was dream to work with. His mom had been in not long before this newborn portrait session for her maternity portraits. You can check out a few of those here. Anyhoo, This little guy slept like angel for his newborn session. Don’t you just love his perfect little lips and his straight black hair. Capturing those tiny little details for the family when baby is so new is just the best. I always hear from mom’s how fast they grow. It’s crazy by the time I get clients products in and delivered to them baby has already started to look different. Some times it’s that they look older and don’t have the peach fuzz they are born with anymore. Occasionally that new baby hair falls out and comes back a different color or texture. And some times it is hard to describe but man does it happen fast.
Don’t delay schedule before baby arrives
That is why I always encourage my clients to call me while they are still pregnant. Once baby is here you get busy with friends and family coming to visit and doctors appointments etc. You don’t want to look at your sweet baby and wish you could go back in time to capture those first few weeks. It’s better to plan ahead then to wait and see. No one ever regrets having portraits made of their infant. You will only regret not having done them.
If you live in or nearby Fort Mill and are expecting a newborn contact me and let’s chat about your portrait needs.
Oh my sweet little Oliver. I remember this newborn session like it was yesterday. Nine days old is the perfect age for a newborn photography session because baby is getting real milk (if nursing) and not yet to the growth spurt day. Day ten is a growth spurt day and nursing moms may spend all day cluster feeding. (I probably blocked day ten from my memory on purpose) Oliver was nice and cozy this day. Just look at those gorgeous rosy cheeks and full red lips. I took a ton of photographs at this session but these three images are my absolute favorites. I couldn’t decide if the last image was better in black and white or color. Comment below if you have a preference.
The neutral tones and textures in this setup were just amazing. His dark hair was the perfect contrast to the light tones. Nine days postpartum was a good day for me. I had enough energy to actually set up a proper backdrop with beanbag for my sweet Oliver. My older son was away for the morning at summer camp and enjoying being with other kids his age. And my sweet baby slept peacefully for a good chunk of time. I love these images and I’m so glad I took the time to make them when my son was 9 days old. He has changed so much since those first few weeks and we can’t go back to that time but I can look at these photographs and remember when he was so tiny and new.
Nina’s newborn session: Nina came in to my studio with her whole family and her grandmother too. She has three older siblings. Plus my two kids were home so we sent the dads outside with the big kids and us moms got to spend some quality portrait session time with Nina in the mostly quiet. (for those of you who haven’t had a newborn portrait session with me before I keep the heater on, a sound machine for white noise and sometimes a radio for the adults. Babies actually sleep better with constant noise. And I knew it wasn’t quiet at Nina’s house)
Nina’s newborn portrait session
Nina’s newborn session went amazingly well. She slept like a newborn (took a break for food of course ). She didn’t seem to mind being changed or having hair bows put on. And she even gave me a couple sweet little smiles! I love the baby smiles don’t you? She is certainly a beautiful baby girl and I look forward to watching her grow into a beautiful adult. Congratulations again to her mom and dad!
These kiddos were so excited when they heard they were going to have a new baby sister. Then of course there was the waiting and the planning. Deciding how to decorate her nursery. Her big sister had a lot to say about the room decorations. And of course with older siblings there was the searching for all the baby stuff that had been put away. New baby girl clothes, toys, bottles and the inevitable questions. What will she look like? What will she be like? Will she like us? How big will she be when she is born? Can we hold her right away? There is also some worrying. When will she arrive? Will she be healthy? Will she cry a lot? Will she play with my toys? That’s the funny thing about new babies. All those questions and concerns seem to disappear once the little one arrives. These big siblings were in awe of tiny little Nina. Here they are showing off their new baby sister. Congratulations to the whole family!
Sweet Skylar Rose I wanted to keep her she is just perfect. I prefer to photograph my newborn babies right around 5-11 days old and sweet Skylar rose did not disappoint. She slept like a newborn and ate like a newborn (every few minutes ;) her poor mom) Man she has the most perfect complexion and the sweetest baby fat rolls, yum. This right here (see photos below) is the reason we moms have more than one child. Those sweet kissable lips and the teeny tiny toes. The soft, adorable, innocence of the newborn stage. Wow I might just have baby fever today but I could just eat her up.
I cannot wait to see this sweet baby and her family again. Congratulations again to Skylar Rose’s parents and older siblings on their new bundle of joy. Remember if you are expecting and are interested in new baby portraits please call me before your baby arrives. This ensures we get your baby photographed in the early newborn stage (between 4-14 days old) because babies change a ton the first few weeks of life. And don’t forget we love to capture your pregnancy as well!
Our first newborn baby girl of 2015 came in to my home studio back in February. Little miss Peyton was just the sweetest little thing. I had the honor and privilege of photographing her big sister as a newborn as well. For a look back at big sis go here. Miss Peyton was just the perfect baby model. Which was lucky for us since her big sister is just under two years old. She slept right through the images with big sister and family portraits as well. The knit firefighter outfit was just the perfect addition to her session, unbelievably cute if you ask me ;) I won’t lie I wanted to keep her for just a little longer. Dressing up and snuggling with a sweet new baby girl, swoon. Just look at those tiny little baby lips, her cute little nose and those sweet cheeks. Man, I have the best job. Isn’t she just a doll baby?
Baby Sawyer gave her mommy quite the time with her pregnancy. But man was she worth the wait and all the scares. She is just perfect and apparently just likes to make a dramatic entrance. Maybe she will be famous on the stage one day in the far off future. She was the perfect little model for our newborn baby portrait session. I of course got in my snuggle time. Thank you to my dear friends for allowing me to take over your home for a portrait session of your beautiful baby girl.
Also a special thank you to Tammy Bowden for providing all the handmade hats and accessories. You do beautiful work and I cannot wait to see more. They really made her images special.
Just a short little fusion video clip to share with everyone. This beautiful family came in for a Maternity and then a newborn session that included family images. I thought it would make a fabulous Maternity & Newborn video to show off what I love to create. This new video fusion option is intriguing. I look forward to incorporating it more for the site and for clients to be able to take home and share with family. I would love to hear your thoughts on this new maternity and newborn video as well as how you would share a video of your babies.
If you are expecting please contact me for a maternity session well before your due date. I like to get you on the schedule between 6-7 months along. For a newborn session I schedule between 3 and 14 days old. Please call me before baby arrives to be added to my calendar. If you haven’t already check out our baby plan information.
My newest sample just came in the Acrylic Blocks. I am in love with these. I actually first saw them in a Groupon. At that time I thought hmm they look nice on my screen but who actually wants these. Then back in May I took a photography workshop with an amazing newborn photographer from Australia, Mrs. Kelly Brown. She was just raving about the Acrylic blocks that she has and how much her clients love them. So of course I had to do a little research. I have been amazed at the quality of images showing up on Acrylics in the past few years. The colors just pop on these babies. But a large wall Acrylic didn’t make sense to me for my Maternity or Newborn images. Not because they wouldn’t look beautiful (they would) but so far my clients are asking for Canvas Wall Art. I just felt like the modern wall Acrylics were more of a Wedding or bridal portrait item. However the new Acrylic blocks are perfect for newborn and maternity images. In a grouping they make a gorgeous eye catching table top display perfect for any home. The acrylic blocks would make a great addition to any baby’s nursery. What do you all think of these? Keep your eyes peeled for q few more new product additions later this month as the samples arrive ;)