I had so much fun working with this beautiful family who welcomed their first little one into their family; a sweet little girl!
Her Daddy booked her Newborn Session, and I could hear the excitement dripping from his voice as we scheduled their date. I couldn't wait to meet them!
This cheeky little baby was 6 weeks old - quite a bit older than the typical newborn I have in the studio. Usually, the babies I photograph are around 2 weeks old, but I do have lots of experience working with older newborns. We still have successful sessions and I take the time I need to make sure that baby is content and comfortable. Avilin did amazing. Even though she was bigger and chunkier than most of the babies I pose, she settled into the different positions beautifully and hardly made a peep. I loved working with her!
Even though Avilin was amazing for her session, babies can be unpredictable and they all respond differently to touch and being moved around into poses for their sessions. That's why I don't put time restrictions on my sessions. While most sessions last anywhere from 2-3 hours if your baby needs extra time to eat, snuggle, or soothe we can absolutely take that time to do so and make sure your baby is happy before we continue with the session.
My studio is comfortable, so it's not hard to sit back and relax while your session unfolds. It's really quite soothing to watch, and lots of Moms find joy in catching up on social media or emails while it's not uncommon for Dads to fall asleep! But this family was beyond excited and watched the session from start to finish, commenting on how beautiful their baby girl was and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all the different setups we did with her. It was lots of fun!
I just love how her hair could be "styled" - it was so long!
When I shoot a session, I try to aim for a variety of different poses so that when you are looking through the gallery as an album, it doesn't all start to look the same. I also do a mix of colour and neutral setups, so that anything for the wall can remain timeless, but also have a nice flow and match nicely as a collage, too.
I always have a conversation with my clients beforehand to chat about a few options that they are drawn to and that way I can put together some beautiful and custom pieces for them to choose from. They always up loving their custom-designed artwork and everyone goes home very happy!
The sessions themselves are also fully customized - I spend so much time talking to my clients and really making sure that they are being heard and that I am understanding what they want. Even if they don't know for sure what they want just yet, I have a few simple questions that really help ME help you, and you'll be completely in love with your photos without always knowing that I was taking those notes! ;) It's SO fun to surprise and WOW parents!
Of course, I simply can't expect for new parents to skip out on family photos! So I include them with all of my sessions and guide my clients into beautiful poses for that first family photo. These make great wall art pieces - I LOVE a good family portrait!
I still keep thinking about how Mom & Dad melted over their photos at their Gallery Reveal and just how much fun we had putting together their photos. Of course, everyone usually loves all of their images, but there are always the ones that stand out the most and are the obvious picks that will forever capture the moment and entice those beautiful emotions over and over again, and increase in strength as the years go on.
Thank you so much to this beautiful family for trusting me with their precious new baby girl. They were SO fun and so easy to work with, and the joy in their voices gave me butterflies of excitement! Such a gorgeous baby girl, I could just eat her up!
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Do you have questions or want more information about what goes down during a newborn session and how you can book one of your own?
I put so much time into my clients' experiences before they even book because I want them to trust that I am fully invested in them and their memories from day one. I love to get down to the details and really make sure that we are a good fit for the best experience possible, and I ALWAYS promise to deliver top quality images and products. You are in good hands at Hocus Focus Photography!
I do book well in advance; I may have last-minute spots available from time to time but it is not guaranteed. I do encourage expecting parents to book well in advance while Mother-to-be is still pregnant.
Get an up-to-date idea on my availability and start your amazing photography experience by contacting the studio; I will contact you personally to guide you through all the steps. I can't wait to work with you!