The love between a father and his son is a special bound. And what a better to celebrate Father’s Day than with this photo from one of my newborn photographer clients here in Phoenix.
Father and Son
I know this is a special Father’s day, as it is the first for the two of them together. His baby son at this young age is just cute as can be.
Sometimes an infant just makes me smile as a photographer. This expression was just so cute that you had to love it.
Surprised by 9 Month old Baby
This was part of her first year package. Every 3 months she comes in to get new photos to capture her first year!
Newborns have the cutest faces and it is always fun to feature them. Of course we never know what experssion we will get.
This little girl decided she loves the camera. She was a very happy baby while at my Phoenix studio. That makes my job as a photographer much easier. I always allow a little extra when photographing babies to make sure we can get some great photos.
Some of my maternity photography clients returned returned recently for photos of their newborn baby. As a photographer it makes me feel great to see how happy these new families are.
Cute baby smiles for photographer
Working with infants can be challenging for a photographer because they tend to set their own schedules. So I always have some flexibility in my schedule for these sessions to allow for this. I would always rather take a few extra minutes to allow for a meal break to make sure we have a happy baby. It makes all the difference in the final result.
I had a great time photographing some twins for their 3 month shoot. I love to show off the size difference between the baby and the parent. Here is one of the twins showing off.
They will be back in 3 months for their 6 month shoot.
Another beautiful newborn photo to show this week. Gotta love those beautiful eyes.
Beautiful Eyes Newborn
She is going to break a lot of hearts.
One of the things that new parents enjoy is watching their newborn baby sleep. So of course some classic newborn photos always feature them sleeping. In fact getting wide eyed newborn photos is a challenge because the do sleep so much. So we like to advantage of the sleeping to get some cute photos.
Sleeping Baby Newborn
I really like black and white (B&W) photos of newborns. It makes for a pleasing tone and sets a very nice mood. New moms often worry about the blotchiness that their newborn often has, and B&W is a great way to conceal it. The end result is a beautiful baby photo.
I allow extra time for my newborn shoots so we can work around their schedules. From naps to meals to changing. Being a flexible photographer is the key to making this memorable photos.
This question is second only to when should I get my maternity photos? Ideally you want to get them in the first week to 10 days max. They grow so fast the first month. You want to capture just how tiny they were when they first arrived.
Newborns are always a challenge as they tend to live on their own schedules and moods. So I always allow plenty of time. No need to rush. Plenty of time for feeding and diaper breaks. And sometimes they just need to be held a bit to be comforted before the next shot.
Many parents decide to do an album to document the first year. Starting with the newborn photos and then every 3 months up to the first birthday. It becomes a keepsake that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Whatever you decide to do, the sooner the better for your newborn session. Like I mentioned before, ideally 10 days old is the maximum age for their newborn photo session.
When of the best parts of my job is the longterm relationships than are often developed with my clients. Often I am first hired to be their boudoir photographer. Then they come back for their maternity photos. And shortly after that they will return for photos of their newborn baby.
These photos are typically taken within a week or two of the baby’s birth. The ideas is to capture how tiny they are as they grow so fast during the first few months.
Newborn baby is a handful
I refer to this pose as the handful pose. It is one of several poses I like to use with newborns to show just how tiny they were. This time our little star was awake, but very often they are asleep for many of the photos. Of course everybody’s heart just melts when they see those cute sleeping little babies.
Of course they will continue to grow-up so much faster than you can imagine. Before long they will be graduating high school and need senior pictures. Then college and then kids of their own.
So be sure to capture all those special times as time will pass so quickly.
Shortly after maternity photography session a bundle of joy enters your world. And of course you will come back to get some great newborn photos. One of the fun things to do is to compare how tiny your newborn is as they grow so very fast.