When mermaids sleep in oceans deep, inside their coral caves, they lay their heads on seaweed beds, rocked softly by the waves
– Ann Bonwill, When Mermaids Sleep
When I found out little Italia’s nursery would be mermaid-themed, I knew right away that I wanted to put a colorful twist on a signature image during her newborn session. And in the days leading up to her session, my wheels were turning, needles were sewing, hot glue guns were gluing and … well … I love how it all came together showcasing this beautiful little beachcomber in golds and corals and a wash of painted sand and sky.
At a mere 10 days old (our “sweet spot” for those curly, sleepy posed newborn photos) and 5 pounds, she visited us in our Pearland photography studio for her Signature Newborn Session, and had us swooning over her petite features and that hair.
Without further ado, or more appropriately: “Senza ulteriori indugi”, I present the lovely Miss Italia and some of my favorites from her first professional photos:
As I make my way through the backlog of sessions I have yet to share here on the blog or social media, this one kept popping up as if to say “Pick me! Pick me!” This sweet girl wasn’t about to let me escape her sight for a good portion of our session. Yes, we achieved those sleepy, curly, artful newborn poses. But my favorites are absolutely her eyes wide open. She was alert, tracking my every move, erupting into big grins, studying me as if to say “I’m watching you, lady.” And we adored every minute of her changing expressions. It was hard to believe she was less than two weeks of age, as I saw a wise, beautiful “old” soul looking back at me.
My intuition tells me this dark-haired, big-eyed beauty is truly going to move mountains. But in the meantime, she’s truly moved our hearts. Some of my top picks from her Signature Newborn Session here at our northwest Pearland photography studio:
I’ve been photographing this family for many years now, and with every session, I find myself wondering how Mom is going to top the outfit and color selections from our last session. But she always does. A custom family photography session is an investment and for most clients, those images are proudly displayed for years – decades even – to come. So it’s important that session outfits not only complement your home decor, but that they reflect your personalities and your own sense of style. Color palettes can range greatly from the very vibrant to something more monochromatic and result in beautiful imagery. Working with 2-3 main colors is often the best idea, and then spreading those out among family members so that everything coordinates but isn’t identically-matched. Speaking of identically-matched: Remember those retro photos from “back in the day” where everyone wore denim and white or black shirts? I’m pretty sure I could dig a few up for you if you don’t.
This palette of maroon, navy and mustards was perfect for our fall setting in the leaves, mixed with plaids and layered textures. Moreover, none of these items were difficult to find in most department stores or online shopping. Working with a 2-3 color palette, the possibilities are literally endless. But if you’re not sure what to wear for family photos, don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered. Literally. All clients receive our guidance on colors, outfits and backgrounds/locations so that everything comes together perfectly. If you haven’t booked your Spring family session, there’s no better time to start planning than now. Give us a shout – we’d love to hear from you!