My newborn clients typically book their sessions several months in advance, so please contact me to book a session and ensure availability!
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I have been photographing newborns since 2008 when I began my career as a professional photographer, and have loved meeting each and every baby. There is something truly special about welcoming a new baby into the world, and celebrating all of the treasures that newness brings to our lives. From tiny fingers and toes, to long newborn lashes and fluffy baby hair, all their little details and expressions – especially the sleepy yawns and newborn smiles – are details we want to remember. Each time I photograph a new baby, and I peek over the side of the car seat to meet their precious face, I am overwhelmed by the amazingness of their new life.
Customizing each session to fit the family and baby is especially important. I love to make sure the colors we use, blankets and textures incorporated, hats or headbands and wraps utilized, are specialized to each family and baby. I take care to coordinate with decor used in the nursery, or favorite colors of the parents, as well as rotating in fresh handmade accessories/props procured from my favorite vendors. Whether you prefer a session filled with pops of color, or love a natural and organic neutral color scheme, (or a mix of both!) I make sure your newborn session is the session of your dreams.
Most of my newborn sessions are held in my natural light studio in Frederick, Maryland – so that we have access to my whole collection of props, hats, headbands, wraps and accessories. I play light white noise and have it warmed comfortably to make your baby extra comfortable during posing. I prioritize newborn safety, and all poses are done only with your baby’s well being in mind. Newborn sessions take about 2 hours, and I welcome bringing snacks and light reading to the session so you can enjoy some relaxing time while I photograph your new baby. While your baby will be the focus of the session, I highly recommend the parents join in for parent/baby and family images together, as well as if you have an older sibling I love to include them in some too! I recommend parents wear neutral tops – black or white or cream are all good choices – but you can always add in a beautiful color if you like! The focus on the images is your new baby and the connection you all now share, so distracting prints and loud graphics are not recommended.
Newborns are typically photographed within the first 2 weeks of life, so it’s important to contact me earlier in pregnancy to ensure we can book your date!
I do also offer in home lifestyle newborn sessions when a family prefers to have me come to them. These sessions are less posed, and include beautiful areas of your home, such as the new nursery or a pretty window. These sessions can be wonderful ways to include pets or your backyard, and have a modern lifestyle feel.
I offer a generous referral program – the highest compliment you can give is your recommendation of me to family and friends! Please contact me to book your session or with any questions! I look forward to photographing your baby and family!