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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Newborn Baby Emelia – A Classic Studio Session with the Family Dog!


I have been so excited at the thought of sharing this classic yet fun family studio newborn session! This session is proof that inspiration can come from anywhere (even the family dog). I loved this amazing family and the fact that mom Jackie wanted to include their small dog in the shoot. I always want to celebrate how special my client families are – and that includes fur babies! This shoot showcases whites and neutrals mixed with subtle textures. It’s one of my favorites from this spring! Check out the stunning photos and see how gorgeous newborn sweetheart Emelia is …

newborn baby girl sleeping on her hands, with her feet folded underneath her

Check out this classic setup! I’m happy to say I believe I nailed Jackie’s vision here, with the different white textures. Although I’m always happy to incorporate more props and details, I also love keeping things simple. With all the attention on Emelia, you just know how special she is going to be! I’m also excited to see how Jackie and Christian decide to display these images in their hallways and master bedroom.

newborn baby girl swaddled in a stretchy white swaddle tied with a loose knotclose-up photo of a sleeping newborn baby girl with her hands folded under her chinchubby newborn baby girl with her hands folded underneath her cheek as she sleepsnewborn baby girl asleep on her folded arms, with a white blanket draped over hernewborn baby girl swaddled in a neutral lace-trim swaddle, asleep in a large basin bowl

On to another beautiful setup! Can you tell I’m happy to oblige a request for textured neutrals in the studio?! This amazing blanket – I’m just obsessed with the subtle patterns it creates and the touch of warmth it gives Emelia’s photos.

softly textured neutral baby blanket wrapping up a sleeping baby girl with her hands lightly foldedclose-up pictures of a newborn baby girl's sleeping face with her eyes tightly shut

How fabulous is this setup? I really love all of the textures, and subtle use of color. And don’t get me started on exquisite Emelia’s pouty little mouth! She is such a terrific subject, which of course helped the pictures from this session turn out especially amazing!

newborn image with small family dog; studio newborn photography with dogfamily dog sniffing the face of their new baby human sister, who is making a cute face

Look at that sibling love and that gorgeous family dog! Emelia’s face adds an extra adorable element.

mom with long, wavy, honey brunette hair, closing her eyes and holding her newbornbeautiful new mom with brown eyes and long hair holding up her newborn baby girlnew mother peacefully holding her swaddled newborn baby girl and closing her eyesnew dad with very short hair and stubble touching noses with his newborn baby girlnew father holding his baby girl in his hands and smiling down at her; studio newborn photographynew family of 3 photographed in studio by Karen Kahn of Looking Up Photography

I’m obsessed with how these images of Christian, baby Emelia, and Jackie turned out! Aren’t they so fabulous?

new family of three: mom, dad, and new baby girl named Emelia; neutral family newborn photographynewborn family photo with the family dog included; photographed by Karen Kahn

And of course, what would this gallery be without one more image including the family dog, to complete the whole vibe!

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