Let’s talk about a family newborn session in the studio! How many of you are brave enough to get the whole family ready for the day and go for a drive to have your photos taken with a newborn in tow? I know some of you are thinking you could never ever! Yet the majority of my clients opt for the studio setting for their growing families. There are so many advantages to having your family newborn portraits taken in the studio. For one, the timing is (within reason) completely up to you. No need to worry about sunscreen or rain or anything else weather-related! Second, there won’t be anyone else there except for me, your photographer. The studio is clean, and temperature controlled for your new bundle of joy, and there is room for little ones, doggos, and mom to take breaks. Also, there is something very peaceful about this first “outside” experience with your newborn. It’s almost magical. The studio is perfectly lit for a beautiful photo session.
This family is very special to me. I’ve been photographing them since their sweet boy Alexander was born. (You can peruse Alexander’s newborn session, here.) I remember being so excited to document all of those sweet newborn details that last for such a short time. I remember Alexander’s adorable chubby cheeks and his strong name. When you photograph a family over time, there is an element of comfort and ease that really comes through in their portraits. And I pride myself on that client/friend relationship!
Here are a selection of my favorite images from my latest session with this fabulous family.
“It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.” – Anita Diamant