Newborn and baby photos have seen many different styles throughout the years. If you compare photos of yourself as a baby to photos of your current baby, they probably look worlds apart! Here’s a closer look at the evolution of baby photos through the lens of a Dallas Fort Worth newborn photographer.

Portrait Studios and Polaroids

Remember in the 1900s–freaky, right?–when you would tote your family into a Sears or Olan Mills for the annual photo shoot? A photographer armed with a tripod and some sort of tie-dye backdrop would snap your photos in the portrait studio for less than $100. A few weeks later, you got your photos in the mail. Family photos: checked off the list.

Olan Mills Baby Photo

Olan Mills Baby Photo

olan mills baby photo

Olan Mills Baby Photo

Baby photos were also less of a production. While you didn’t have hundreds of iPhone candid shots, you probably did have a film camera or polaroid camera that your family broke out every holiday. In a baby’s first year of life, you might have a few shots of them in their crib, being held by Grandma, or wearing a Santa hat.

And you know what? It did the job. Families today are still taking scans of those old print photos to encapsulate them forever. Kids born in the 2000s can see a few photos of their parents as babies. And Grandma might still have a number of photos of her babies in a scrapbook.

The Anne Geddes Effect

In the mid 1990s and early 2000s, Anne Geddes took the world by storm with her prop-centric baby photography. With newborns nuzzled into flower petals or dressed as fairies, parents couldn’t get enough of the sugary sweetness. Geddes saw a niche in the market and made it her own.

Anne Geddes Baby Photo

Anne Geddes Baby Photo

Anne Geddes Baby Photo

Anne Geddes Baby Photo

Many baby photographers have adopted Geddes’ style and bring a number of props to their newborn shoots. This might include elaborate costumes, staging, and stuffed animals or figurines.

For some parents, this is exactly what they’re looking for. And there’s a Dallas and Fort Worth newborn photographer out there to meet the demand! The explosion of the baby photography market has made way for many different styles and creative ideas.

Today’s Minimalist and Timeless Style

dallas fort worth newborn photographer

Miette Photography

Miette Photography takes a more subtle, timeless approach to newborn and baby photography. With creative roots in painting and drawing, Jayme is more influenced by art than she is by the latest trend. She draws inspiration from colors, natural poses, and the simplicity of a baby’s face.

dallas fort worth newborn photographer

Miette Photography

dallas fort worth newborn photographer

Miette Photography

You can trust Jayme to bring in the simplest of props–or none at all, if you prefer–to keep the focus on your newborn. And she knows how to pose a baby while letting the baby choose its own movement. Soft fabrics, natural lighting, and the occasional stuffed toy will never go out of style. (And you can commemorate the photos forever in a First Year Album!)

fort worth newborn photographer

Miette Photography

With so many types of baby photos out there, it’s important for parents to know what style they’re looking for. If Jayme’s classic approach is right for you, contact us today to ask questions or schedule a session!

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