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Maternity

Newborns

and the

First Years 

Pregnancy is such an exciting time!

Your body goes through some amazing changes. From documenting those changes, to gender reveals, to introducing your friends and family to a new life you have created, maternity pictures are becoming ever more popular and a great way to capture the amazing beauty of pregnancy.

Once your new baby arrives, you will want to savor those first memories with a newborn session. Babies grow and change so incredibly fast, make sure you don't miss out on having special memories of those first few weeks.

 

Baby's first year sessions allow you to capture all of the special milestones you will have with your newborn during the first year and the priceless moments you share as a family.

Maternity Photography

A new baby is on the way! 

To document your the tiny bundle of joy’s life from the very beginning, many expecting mothers will choose to do a maternity photography session. Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, maternity photography is a great way to capture this special time in life. 

Working with an inexperienced photographer is not a safe choice for your newborn.

Please don't take that risk, I can't emphasise this enough! 

I always feel honored when I am trusted to snuggle and pose little babies, and it is my first and most important responsibility to make sure I create a safe environment when I photograph them. 

Babies aren’t props, they are tiny fragile little people. They deserve the greatest care and respect I can give. I will never place your sweet little baby in a position that is unsafe or one that makes them uncomfortable. 

Some parents insist on certain poses, and while I am happy to try those, if your little one isn’t having it, we will skip that shot. No image is worth potentially harming them physically or emotionally. 

As a mother, grandmother I understand how important it is to you to capture these precious images, and I also know exactly how nervous you may be letting a stranger handle your newborn. I have years of experience and practice that set me apart and enable me to make the safest choices while posing your baby.

 

Some of the super cute, but potentially dangerous images that may come to mind when you think of newborn photography include the head in hands or froggy pose, slingshot or suspending the baby from something, like a branch, sitting upright, either by them self or balanced on the parent's arm. 

Many of these images actually aren’t created in Camera, but are instead, multiple images photoshopped together. Not all photographers know how to capture these images correctly or safely.

 

I have several suggestions to help you prepare your baby for their newborn session.

Babies should be between 3 and 10 days old.

Babies alter than 10 days, are often very difficult to capture in those sweet, dreamy poses.

I always ask that the parents keep the baby awake for as long as possible prior to the session.

I also suggest that the baby be fed immediately prior to the session.

They should be kept very warm too. As a heads up, excessively quiet environments wont work, so I play White Noise in the background to help drowned out the sounds that may wake the newborn. 

 

Even if we do everything right and use all the tricks, some babies simply won’t sleep during their session. 

In those cases, or when the baby is 10 or more days old, I often suggest a photojournalistic approach that is more relaxed and natural and includes parents and siblings and their interactions. 

 

Newborn Photography

Milk Baths

Perfect for Babies 9-12 Months old. Milestone photography documents important changes in you little ones development, like crawling, sitting and standing.

Bubble Baths

Most babies love playing in water at this age! Sessions include warm milky water in a big tub, beautiful fresh flowers, fruit, and tons of bubbles! 

Milestones

Standing |Sitting | Crawling | Birthdays | Cake Smashes 

 

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