Hiii, Hiii! Thank you for stopping by! A few weeks ago I got to photograph baby James and he was just the cutest thing on earth. He wasn’t really a fan of this whole newborn photography thing, lol, but we still managed to get the cutest photos of him.
Some Newborn babies hate to not be swaddled! They feel uncomfortable since they have been all cozy in their mommy’s belly with not much room to wiggle. Swaddling soothes them! It was sweet James preference too! He loved all poses where we kept him swaddled, but once we took the wrap off he wasn’t happy with us. I did try to get poses without a wrap as well.
Ever time when a momma books a session I let them know that it is really up to the baby on how many poses we will be able to do. Every baby is so different. Some babies sleep through the entire session, some babies are awake at first and then falls asleep, but there are also those babies that never sleep and thats ok too. Most babies usually fall asleep and let me get those sweet images of them all curled up and sleeping.
Baby James was 10 days at our session. I usually photograph newborn babies when they are 7-21 new and it is the best time frame for Newborn photos.
I love to make my own props(hats, headbands, wraps, clothing, pillows, etc.) for newborns, a lot of things you see in the photographs are made by me. Babies inspire me to knit, sew, paint and to create!
My favorite newborn wood props comes from Rozzi Rayne, Luneberry and The Original Photoblocks. I love their quality and how they photograph. It is very important to pick great props that will not look outdated later on. It is one of the reasons I love to stick to simple style and not over do big, chunky props. I love to enhance the beauty of the baby and their little features, like their little toes, nose, eyelashes, cheeks and hands.