I was super excited for the arrival of this little man after working with his parents on their maternity photos. I can’t remember if I had told the story in their maternity blog post, but they had a hard time finding a photographer that would travel to them to their home in the West Metro of Minneapolis. They live in the town of Independence, which lucky for me is only about a 20 minute drive or so. I find that clients that live a little further west or north of Maple Grove are easier to travel to since I don’t have to drive through the cities to get to them. Driving out to the country is kind of nice. It’s always a peaceful drive with open country roads and little traffic. You never have to deal with rush hour!
This little guy ended up being pretty great to work with. Even though he was fully fed when I arrived to their home for his newborn photos, he was pretty wide awake, but content and happy. We started off wrapping him to keep him that way and posing him in one of my bowls. I was able to get some super cute wide awake shots as well as the little expressions he made as he started to drift off to sleep.
After he became fully asleep, I transitioned him to the beanbag/blanket for his lying down poses. Again, he did awesome and didn’t wake up until right at the end when I got done with his very last pose.
This entire session lasted only 1.5 hours, since mom and dad opted to just have photos taken of their little guy. They weren’t up to taking family photos, which not everyone is right after delivery. This is why I offer 2 types of posed newborn sessions for my clients; The Simple Newborn Session and the Deluxe Newborn Session. The Deluxe includes family and sibling photos. The Simple Newborn Session can always be upgraded to if you end up feeling up to it the day of the session.
Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!
Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90’s rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.