When I first started photographing newborns, I thought I needed to do it just like everyone else… so I invested in some baskets and a couple blankets and lugged all my goods around town. These sessions took forever. Like four hours long by the time you factor in feedings, diaper changes, posing and naked baby pee and poo accidents (which of course always happen the second you get them into that perfect pose!).
I’ll be honest… I didn’t like newborn sessions, at all. I loved capturing moms and dads and kiddos interacting with their new addition but all the posing and props just felt like a huge hassle especially because it didn’t feel authentic. Don’t get me wrong… I can really appreciate the beauty of these sessions and I certainly know first hand that there’s an art to them. But it just wasn’t me.
Then I had my own son and it changed my perspective completely. I was now a mom and I certainly didn’t want to put MY baby in a basket! I figured I couldn’t be the only one, so I made the decision to switch to lifestyle newborn photography. And guess what? I now love — LOVE! — shooting these sessions. I want them to be painless for you as the parents, because hello, you have a new baby and who has time for a four-hour session!? And when you look back at your images, I hope you see the warmth, love and budding connection being built within your new family.
To make things extra easy and comfortable, I shoot in your home. We’ll find the best light and keep it to about two or three locations (so no pressure to clean the whole house!).
It’s easy to add a maternity sessions on to any newborn session! We’ll spend an hour together capturing you and your family just as you are before your big addition.
About two weeks after our session together, we’ll schedule the big image reveal (again in the comfort of your home). This is where I’ll show you all of your beautiful images and you’ll get a chance to order your beautiful matted prints, frames, albums and other products.