Photographing newborns is something I always do in my client’s home. There are a few reasons for this. Number one, it’s a comfortable place for both baby AND mommy. Logistically it just makes sense. From my perspective it’s much better because I can find things around your house that are meaningful to use during the shoot. The last thing I ever want to do is use some arbitrary studio prop that’s been used with 1000 other sessions. Not my style. For this little man’s photo session I loved pulling a couple of his father’s favorite bow ties. This little guy is his father’s namesake, and it was just too perfect. 🙂
When I plan a newborn portrait in Atlanta we try to plan it for the first 10 days or so of our little one’s life. This is how you can achieve the cute cooperation from your tiny subject. For this session we did it a bit later than that. In my opinion it’s just as fabulous to wait. The little babe will be much more alert. Sure, you may not be able to do the cute shots we all love of a newborn curled up in a wooden bowl or other such vessel, but who says that’s what every mom is into? Sometimes it’s just about classic portraiture. 🙂
Are you expecting? Let’s talk about planning a session today! I’d love to capture that precious time that flies by so, so quickly.