Sweet Baby Emily. Only one week old in these photos, this gorgeous baby girl was extra special for me to photograph. She just happens to belong to dear friends of mine, and makes baby #3 I have had the honour to capture at such a young age. Her mama and I were chatting about how much my work has changed since big brothers were photographed over 5 & 3 years ago! It’s quite crazy, really. As a photographer, sometimes with baby photography or any photography, you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere fast enough and that your images are just the same as they always were. Then you look back and realize how much has change and how far you have come. Baby photography requires such attention to detail and over time I have become pretty darn picky! The only problem is that sometimes baby doesn’t appreciate you trying to move them and place their hands here or there….often (believe it or not…) babies have a mind of their own, and big personalities, even at only a week or so old.
Miss Emily was a treat, but she did protest to a few different poses and liked her hands “just so”. But, with the heater and white noise machine pumping, she eventually gave in and allowed me to capture some pretty sweet images. Being the only girl, mom wanted neutral but still girlie images. Here are a few of my favourite photos from Emily’s baby photography session.
I just cannot get over those eye lashes and that pretty little mouth! I did not enhance the colour of her lips at all…that is all natural. She’s just so beautiful already!!
She just happened to be coming in the same weekend as the annual Paris Antique Show – and I scored this ah-mazing bucket! It’s a stunning well bucket and I am so happy mama wanted to use it for our session! Eeeep.
Blanket made by Noa’s Knits
Headband by Dear Felicity
Again…those lips and eyelashes. Ack. Good thing she has two older brothers!
Emily’s room is purple, so when mom saw this wrap among my giant wrap collection, she requested it! That is the beauty of custom baby photography, is you get a huge variety of prop choices in colours that suit your style and decor. When booking baby photography sessions, I always ask about colour preference, decor in the bedroom, if you like props, etc. to customize it to your and your baby. Every session is just a little bit different.
Bum up in the air with baby on their belly is my utmost favourite newborn baby photography pose. It showcases baby’s whole face so nicely, and there is only so long in a child’s life that photos of their bare bum is this stinkin adorable. The image above, is my favourite angle of my favourite pose. Mom didn’t end up LOVING the bum in the air image that I included below, but DID love the baby back rolls (seriously though, who doesn’t?!?!) and she did love the wrap image. Even though this is the same pose, there are three very different angles and images of baby here.
Mom also loved this lace wrap. I have sets ready to go for when clients arrive for their session, but I love when moms and dads say they prefer this prop or that prop. I always go right for it and start using it during our session. The studio may look like a tornado went through it by the end of the session, but that is what baby photography is all about….a huge mess, a ton of sweat (and sometimes a few tears) and in the end, absolutely beautiful custom images that showcase your baby in a simple yet beautiful way.
If you are interested in booking a newborn baby photography session, I am located in Paris, Ontario in my in-home studio space. Our newborn baby photography packages begin at $275 and all packages include digital files from your session – and YOU get to choose your favourites from a large selection in an online gallery. To book your custom newborn baby photography session, please contact me (Kelly) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 519-717-7002 – or follow the CONTACT link on the menu at the top of this page to send me an email through my website. Baby photography sessions are best when booked within the first 5-12 days of life, when possible. Limited spaces are available each month, so booking prior to baby’s arrival is always recommended but it is not impossible in the slightest to book afterwards. All props are provided by me, but you may also bring something special to you for your session as well. I look forward to having the opportunity to capture such a special time in your life.