Modern. Minimalist. Timeless. I like to think that my style of newborn photography will stand the test of time, not look dated from props and extra items that take away from the simple beauty of your newborn baby. Clean white backgrounds that never date and let the pure skin and soft fuzz of hair be the star of the show. Classic images that can be displayed anywhere in your home, modern and classic.
Baby Picture Ideas
I like to try and keep most of my images natural and unposed as possible, capturing the innocent uncontrolled movements and the little idiosyncrasies of your new baby. The little ways their arms stretch up above their heads as they stretch, the way their little legs bend and reach at odd angles, the little gassy smiles. Those are the true images of your newborn.
Newborn Family Photos
Including the parents in photos with the baby is so important to me. I encourage all my parents to be in photographs with their new baby, especially the moms. I understand the excitement about getting pictures of the new baby on her own but capturing each parent with the baby, showing their own relationship with the baby is not only something they will treasure but so will your child as they grow older. This is the time when their tiny hands hang on to your finger with such force, when the new dad can cradle the impossibly small body in his large hands, the way the tiny head can rests so completely and heavily against your chest as the baby falls into a deep sleep. Photographs of you as a new family and independently with the baby.
If you already have children, they also are welcome to be in the pictures. Sometimes they might be reluctant but there are definitely ways to include them. A photograph of them interacting with their new sibling in their own little way can be more touching than one of them doing their cheesy smile for the camera (but I do love those as well!)
Choosing a Professional Photographer
You will, without a doubt, be taking lots of pictures of your new baby with your phone. Sharing every change or new move that your baby makes with the grandparents and best friends. Some of those photographs will be beautiful, some might not be technically perfect but getting that moment recorded is definitely more important than having perfect image settings. Hiring a professional photographer will take that to the next level, creating a group of images that work together, include everyone in your family and give you the opportunity to have beautiful images of everyone at the same time in your new family's life.