When I stepped back from my business last year, I was very ready to stop doing newborn photography. My true gift and love is family photography.
However, when I returned to running my business, I decided that if I did offer newborn photography, that it would be a different experience for both myself and my clients.
One of my clients just had a brand new baby, and she volunteered to come do a test run for me. I am thrilled with what I was able to capture!
In the past my studio newborn sessions could last up to 3 hours, the baby was posed on a bean bag, and my studio had to be at least 80 degrees…lol, it was hot! By the end of the session all of us…including baby…were tired, hungry and HOT!
And while I loved every moment, along with the amazing images I captured, I felt like I wanted to do something slightly more simplified for everyone.
My new studio sessions will be less posed and more natural. I have a bed in the studio to do some posed shots, as well as a few props to photograph baby in. I will be using wraps, but will keep the headbands and hats to a minimum…again very simple.
For this test session (which by the way took a little over an hour), Mom brought big brother and sister to the session for some sibling shots. These were able to be done on the bed, as well as on a rug.
I have a large blank wall for family photographs and I always get some of the parents with the baby. In this case, Dad wasn’t able to come, but I took some sweet Mom and baby portraits, along with some of Mom with all three of her babies.
Depending on the mood of the baby, I will do whatever the baby wants to do! In this case, Easten was almost a month old, so he was able to be wrapped for most of the session, but I was also able to get some awake moments. If I am honest, these end up being some of my favorite images in a gallery!
My goal is to capture some detailed images as well, as I did here with those adorable baby feet…
I hope this session gives clients a glimpse into what a studio newborn session can offer you with Denise Feagans Photography.
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