There are so many things to think about when you have a newborn baby and fitting a photography session in is one of them! Between adjusting to life as a new mom and figuring out a sleeping and eating schedule for your little one, there’s not a lot of room left for making decisions about photoshoots. One of these decisions is deciding on a style or look for your session. That typically takes place in the initial search for a good newborn photographer – you see one whose style just clicks with your own and you choose. But then you may have some input for the session and get lost again in the decision making. Don’t worry, a good photographer can make all of those style decisions for you or at the very least, guide you to make choices that will suit your taste.
The Dreaded Props
Props. One of the first things people see when they look up newborn photos. There are so so many trendy newborn photos that are surrounding your baby with props. Where that can seem like a good idea at the time, trust me, in 10 years those props are going to look outdated at best and ridiculous at worst. I try my best to steer parents away from over-using props. They tend to crowd the photo, take the focus away from your beautiful nugget and typically, the look does not age well. I work really hard to make my photos look timeless, and I urge all you parents out there to think about how the photos will age and keep props to a minimum.
A great prop idea is to bring a personal item that will likely have sentimental value to your baby later in life. Grabbing a cuddly blanket, or stuffed animal on your way out the door can be the one PERFECT thing for your session. One day your little one might be telling their family about their “favorite stuffed bunny” that they never left home without – and they have a newborn picture to prove it.
I would be thrilled to chat with you on your newborn session. I can help guide you in what would work best for your vision and I would love to be a part of it. Please call or text me at 214.864.5787 or use my online contact form and I’ll get back to you quickly, usually within one day. I look forward to speaking with you.