This tiny girl slept so soundly through her entire newborn session that, after two hours, I recall asking mom if she wanted us to try and wake her so she could get some relief by nursing. Despite our best efforts to do just that by un-swaddling, lightly tickling her feet, sitting her up and stroking her mouth, she was far too cozy here at my Pearland studio to stir even a tiny bit. So, with mom’s permission, we kept going and sweet Claire allowed us to achieve all of our session visions and then some, waking at the very end as if to say “my job here is done.” Ha!
In what I feel is the signature “styled image” of this session, the shabby green door made another appearance – this time mixed with soft pinks and fuchsias for a really feminine theme, complete with velvet pumpkin fit for a princess. I adore greens for girls!
More of my session favorites in a color palette that compliments their home, nursery ideas and maternity images:
If you’ve been following my blog, then you’ll know how excited big brother and sister were to meet her during their Signature Maternity Session in downtown Houston. And we captured that new excitement with their baby sister in the studio as well:
And – bonus – toward the end of our session, when our newborn session had wrapped, I had the honor of capturing the matriarch of their family in a few studio shots with all of her grand babies. Isn’t she stunning?
In our pre-session consults and also throughout the ordering and design process, I talk a lot with clients about the importance of showcasing their own family as the art in their home. Not only does it preserve these all-too-fleeting milestones for future generations ensuring priceless images aren’t lost on a disc in a drawer or inaccessible due to outdated technology (remember floppy disks and Betamax?), but it’s been proven to boost a child’s self-esteem when he sees his own happy face smiling back and displayed proudly.
So we set about designing a wall display that would showcase images from their maternity and newborn sessions. The first image below is what it looked like once the first set of gallery-wrapped canvases was hung with two little “helpers.”
And the second image below is what it will look like once the four newborn canvases are flanking the main display. I designed these using the Shoot and Sell app for iPad and the options are endless when you combine all of the varied framing choices with backgrounds that use the real walls in a client’s home or designer wall/furniture templates available for purchase featuring every room type you can imagine. It simplifies the design process by making it easy to swap images in and out of the layouts that are shown perfectly to scale, so it’s no longer a guessing game as to whether or not that 24×36 will be too big or too small behind the master bed or above the couch. The wall displays are a complementary design service available to all Kami Brady Photography clients.