Mom had contacted me about having newborn photos taken of her new little baby boy a couple of weeks after he was born. Luckily I had an immediate opening for a Simple Newborn Session. When I arrived, she explained she really wanted to try and surprise her husband with the photos for his birthday. She had tried taking the photos herself, but it just didn’t work out as planned. She knew she needed to hire a professional photographer.
Taking newborn photos isn’t easy. It’s taken me several years to master it (and I’m no master; I still feel like I’m learning something new at each and every session). When in doubt; hire a professional photographer for your newborn photos. You won’t regret it. The time you have to take their photos while they’re fresh and new is very limited. Plus, it takes experience and patience to pose babies safely into position. There are also many tricks that pros use to soothe and comfort baby, so they stay sleepy, which is crucial during the session.
I love that mom wanted simple and clean photos of her little guy. We coordinated using whites and grays, so the photos would look great in the nursery. He also had the lightest and longest eyebrows and eyelashes that were so fun to capture with my macro lens. I’m in love with all the detail shots I got of him.
After our newborn session, I received an email from mom wanting to do a full First Year Baby Plan, too! I’m so excited to see this little guy at his 6-month and One Year photo shoots. 🙂
Enjoy a few of my favorites from his newborn session.
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.