Micah’s Dallas newborn session was one for the books! I cherish each newborn session that I get to document for my family clients. Every newborn session is so different and so full of personality! Being able to include the whole family for these lifestyle sessions is the cherry on top. I’m always so excited when the family dog wants to join in the fun! This little pup almost stole the show with how precious he was being with baby Micah! My favorite is the shot of Micah on the bed and his pup is resting his head down just watching him. Animals are amazing in how they know to be gentle with new family additions. It’s always funny to me how the family pets seem to match the aesthetic of their homes haha!
In home lifestyle newborn photography
Micah’s newborn session took place around the holidays which made it extra special! I love the subtle nods to Christmas throughout their home that we were able to include in the photos. I had to get a detail shot of their new family name ornament. Those small details are the ones that matter the most and are so fun to look back on. Micah’s sage green swaddle was also the perfect subtle nod to the time of year he was born. Light, neutral colored swaddles or onesies are often the best choice for in home newborn sessions. Neutral colors show up beautifully on camera, and create a soft feeling in the images. I love seeing which outfits parents choose for their little ones first photo shoot! If you are ever wondering what would look best, reach out! I am always happy to help do a little planning before your newborn session.
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Oliver’s lifestyle newborn session in the family home came out so incredibly gorgeous! Indoor sessions can be tricky, as every home and even every room can have completely different lighting situations.
Over the years I have mastered indoor lighting for newborn sessions. To start, I always pick the rooms in your home that have the most natural lighting available. To enhance the natural lighting, I always open all of the windows and turn off the overhead lighting in the room. Overhead lighting can cause yellow tints to skin tones, as well as a flickering affect that makes editing consistently in one session difficult. For those reasons, it is best to work with only natural light indoors. Oliver’s newborn session was blessed with perfect, even natural light. The pastel blues and pinks in their bedroom are a dream come true for any newborn photographer!
What I love about newborn sessions
Something that I adore about newborn sessions is every single one is unique. No two homes, no two families, and no two newborns are the same. The variety that comes along with in home newborn sessions allows my creativity to thrive! I love when siblings join in for their new little brother or sisters newborn photos! Nothing melts my heart more than shots where big brother or sister is kissing their new little sibling on the head. That pose is one of my very favorites from Oliver’s lifestyle newborn session and can be seen in the gallery below!
I thought it was such a cute idea to use a swaddle that had Oliver’s name on it! Custom baby clothes are the best. For clients who want a ton of options for swaddles to use in their session, I have several available to choose from! I like to begin each newborn session with baby swaddled, as it makes them feel safe and comfortable.
Newborn session Tips and Tricks
Another great tip for newborn sessions, make sure baby is fed until full right before the start of your session! This will help baby stay in a good mood, and makes the chances of having to take several breaks during the session smaller. The best time frame for newborn sessions is when baby is between five and fourteen days old. In an effort to make things as convenient as possible for my clients, I am on call for newborn sessions.
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The gorgeous Jordan was a stunning pregnant woman and a photographer’s dream to shoot. Her and her husband Bret came to me for a maternity session this past October and I’ve been obsessed with their gallery ever since. It was like shooting Ken and Barbie for pregnancy magazine. I swear, y’all! See for yourself.
I was so thrilled when Jordan contacted me again to schedule a newborn lifestyle session for their sweet baby girl Veda not long after.
Are you thinking My Girl? Totally, me too.
Sweet angel baby, Veda, was so precious and did amazing during her session. This beautiful family and their equally perfect, magazine quality home, made my photographer’s heart go pitter patter all morning long.
Here are some of my favorites during Veda’s newborn lifestyle session.
Surrogacy is an amazing thing. Being able to give a gift like that, there are almost no words for it. As a mom myself, I couldn’t imagine a life without my babies. That’s why I was so thrilled when my sister-in-law, Angelina, asked me to document her little belly buddy Kei’s first moments in the world at Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest in Fort Worth, Texas.
You could tell that the brand new parent, K&P, were already head over heels in love for this tiny baby boy.
I asked them to share a little bit of their experience and here’s what Angelina had to say…
It’s hard to put into words what this experience has been like and just how much it means to me. We were matched perfectly to this amazing couple living a world away. We instantly knew they were the ones God had put in our path. We got to hear their struggle and are now part of the same story. We had all wanted to get this journey started right away, after all they’ve been waiting so long already. Our first try was a success! 39 weeks and 3 days later and he’s here! This miracle has come true. This prayer that’s been said and asked for countless times has finally been answered. This dream has come true. These amazing people are now parents! It’s an unbelievable feeling to realize the role I played. We became family. I am emotional and cry thinking about everything and where we are now. I hugged my husband lastnight and just cried then he said “it’s crazy huh? You did it!” Just because the pregnancy is over, doesn’t mean our journey is. It’s just beginning. We get to be included for the rest of his life!
***Words from K&P to come later after they’ve adjusted to new parenthood.
Also, you can read Angelina’s blog documenting their entire surrogacy journey here.
Here are some of my favorite moments from Baby Kei’s fresh 48.