For all of my Signature Newborn Sessions, I plan out each set (including props, wraps, flowers, etc.) and every color theme before the session so that every element is ready to go when baby arrives at my studio. But, that doesn’t mean my newborn session assistant and I don’t come up with “what ifs” and ideas on the fly. This first shot is a perfect example of the kinds of serendipity that have us quietly high-fiving and giggling to ourselves.
The little vintage tea set was a gift to my daughter from my own mom. But once we had baby securely in the basket for the second image below and began shooting, we quickly realized her little finger was curled ever just so. And, well … sometimes a girl just needs her own little tea cup. It made for a nice surprise when mom finally viewed her session images.
If you watch the blog faithfully, you’ll be seeing sweet Harper again at her six-month and one-year Baby’s First Year sessions. Until then, grab yourself a cup of something warm (I know there’s actually a fall chill to the air somewhere in this country besides here in hotter-than-hot Houston) and enjoy a few of my favorites from her newborn session created at our Northwest Pearland studio: