Baby Nola was absolute perfection during her newborn portrait session. I spent a wonderful few hours with this beautiful new family. Each newborn portrait session contains its own set of creative challenges. I travel light…with only a camera. I bring no props or hats or baskets or blankets. When I arrive at the home, spending time getting to know this new family and what makes them unique is always my first priority. I love being able to incorporate items that are meaningful to the family. Maybe it’s a blanket knitted by Grandma or a special onesie that’s a gift from a favorite aunt. These are the special props that bring meaning to your new baby’s custom newborn portraits. It enables me as an artist/storyteller to tell your new family’s story. Time is fleeting and being able to capture this amazing time in your life is priceless. Little Miss Nola was 10 days old when I spent a Sunday with her. Custom newborn portraits are always best when done within the first 2 weeks. If you’re expecting it’s always a good idea to tentatively schedule your custom newborn session. When you’re having a baby, it’s always good to be prepared.
Let’s work together and create beautiful, heirloom newborn portraits that you’ll cherish forever.
Meet Miss Clara Mae, 10 day old baby girl. I’ve known her amazing mom and dad since spring of 2011 when I photographed their engagement session and then their wedding in June of 2011. I love how things come full circle and I’m now able to capture their beautiful little Clara. You can see highlights from that wedding here.
I shot the image below from the balcony of their hotel room on the morning of their wedding. It was a gorgeous day. I love that they had it made into a 16×20 gallery canvas and have it hanging in their bedroom.
More memories from their engagement session and wedding day.
It’s no secret that I love photographing twins. Meet Connor and Olivia, two weeks old. I was excited when new daddies Chris and Ryan asked me to capture this very special and fleeting time in their lives.
I definitely approach newborn portraits a bit differently. I prefer to do them in the home and I like to keep props at a minimum. I only come with a camera and like to use things that are found in the home. Integrating things that are special and meaningful to the family.
Newborn portraits are best when scheduled within the first 14 days after birth. If you’re having a baby I’d love to chat with you.
There’s nothing quite like the perfection of a newborn smile.
Having a baby? It’s never too early to schedule your newborn portrait session. Always best within the first two weeks.
This Saturday, April 29 are exclusive portrait sessions especially for mama’s and their kiddos. These limited sessions are $100 and include a $100 print credit, making the session complimentary. Contact the studio to schedule your appointment.
Excited to announce our newest session offering, “Pick 3”. Designed for the new family in mind, but perfect for any family wanting to document their “Year in Portraits”. Contact the studio for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time spent with a family with a brand new baby, especially if it’s their first baby, is precious. I love how attentive both parents are, and as a mom of three I try not to impart too much of my “wisdom”. Watching new parents start this journey for the first time is always so cute and innocent, and these two “newbie” parents didn’t disappoint in the slightest. Leo was four weeks old that morning, and he was bright eyed and bushy tailed for 3/4 of our time together.
If you’re expecting and want to document this amazing and yet fleeting time in your life, please don’t hesitate to contact the studio and tentatively schedule your session based on your baby’s due date.
Each new baby is a journey. The journey this family went on for their third baby is one for the record books. Meet baby Quinn, a gorgeous boy with the best two sisters a little brother could ask for. I don’t know who’s luckier, baby Quinn or his wonderful family.
I’m really loving all this newborn goodness lately. Almost makes me want to have another one…almost! Ayden was 1 month old when I came over to “play”. I can honestly say, this was the sleepiest baby I’ve ever had the joy to work with. Plus, mom and dad are really into costumes, and had a whole bunch ready for me. Which made playing dress up fun!
Lots going on in the studio. The busiest time of the year has begun and my signature Downtown Hollywood session dates can be found here. Call or email for more information.
See you soon,
Sometimes my favorite images from a newborn session are the ones I capture as soon as I get to the house. Dad let me in, and this is exactly how I found Ayden and his mommy.
Those first few days with your first born are precious and all too fleeting. Meet Crosby. He was one week old when I came over to meet him and hang with his mom and dad for a bit.
I love new parents and as a mom of three, they always make me chuckle. These two didn’t disappoint. They were full of awe of their new son and full of questions for me. I felt like the sage old medicine woman imparting my almost 7 years of maternal wisdom on these fresh new recruits. (scary right?!?)
I love being able to capture these moments with new babies. It allows me as an artist and photographer to really allow my clients to tell their own story with a little help from me.
If you are expecting, just remember the best time to photograph the new baby is within the first two weeks. Don’t hesitate to even tentatively set a date with your photographer (me), to make sure you make the calendar.
See you soon,
I walked into the house and Crosby was perfectly swaddled and bathed in the most delicious light.
Mom is half Japanese and these paper cranes were used as decor for the reception. It’s a perfect personal touch to the nursery, specially since they didn’t find out what they were having.
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