Newborn Photographer near Edina, MN
Posted: April 18, 2023

Baby-Led Newborn Photography

Baby-Led Newborn Photography is where the newborn photographer takes their cues from the baby. Essentially letting the baby lead the flow of the session.

Even though most newborn babies are especially sleepy during their first few weeks of life, it’s not uncommon for them to be awake for a part of their posed newborn photography session.

This little lady is an example of a newborn who was awake due to a restful night’s sleep for the first part of her session.

Honestly, her awake images are probably my favorite from the newborn portrait session. By getting her wide-eyed and making eye contact with the camera it created some of the most beautiful images of her sweet little face.

Eventually, she fell asleep, but she preferred being swaddled. I took her out of her swaddle and attempted to pose her on my posing table, but she wasn’t having that at all. I ended up re-wrapping her in a few different colored swaddles to keep her calm, sleepy, and happy.

The resulting images tell a sweet story that I’m sure Mom will love to share with her when she gets older. But for now, these images will make for beautiful artwork in her nursery or the living room in their home.

About Alicea

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.

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