Here are my thoughts on how I approach Newborn Photography as a photographer:
I know many photographers that bring a lot of props to their sessions. (ie: hats, little beds, baskets, big bows for the girls and bow-ties for the boys, etc.) And don’t get me wrong, all those things are super adorable and melt my heart, but it’s just not my style. Many times parents will have certain items that hold sentimental value like a quilt or blanket that’s been in the family for years or was handmade by someone special. I always want to incorporate those in the photographs because they are special to you.
I choose to take more of a ‘lifestyle’ approach and capture the natural interactions between new parents with their baby or older siblings interacting with their new baby brother or sister. I want to capture a mom feeding her baby in the nursery. I want to show the love an older sibling has for their new family member. I love how a dad holds his new little one with so much security and tenderness. I feel like the first few days with a sleepy newborn are so precious and SO short because they turn into sweet wiggly babies in a matter of weeks.
I want you to look back on your images and remember how you felt as you were just getting to know your new baby. I always go to your home because that’s where you and your baby are most comfortable. I’ll give a few suggestions for poses, but the session is mostly just me capturing you and the candid moments that you will always treasure.
If you’re looking for the posed naked newborn pics with lots of props, I can recommend some other fabulous photographers that specialize in that style.