In talking with prospective newborn clients over the years – especially first-time parents – I often wish I had a way to transport them into the future so they can feel those intangible things that you don’t yet know until they’re right in front of you. Like how truly tiny your baby will be compared to anything else you’ve ever held, but the hold they have on your heart will be greater than any other you’ve ever felt.
Like how very quickly they change each day during those first two weeks and leaps and bounds in the first year. That the art of newborn photography isn’t something just anyone can master; like any specialized career, it takes a great amount of learned skill, patience and vision. It’s so much more than laying a baby on a blanket and snapping a picture. That it really is an investment in your family’s history … art for your own walls … and memories captured that will someday be even more priceless than right now. That just like wedding photography, you can’t go back and do it all over again if the photographer you choose doesn’t live up to your expectations.
With all of that in mind, I created a post-newborn session questionnaire and will be sharing client feedback here – along with session images – in hopes of shedding a little more light on what the newborn session experience is really like. We have plans to share video clips and more behind-the-scenes action, too. Photographing newborns is hands down the most challenging type of session I offer. Sessions last an average of 3 hours and feature a variety of artful poses, textures and beautiful colors all designed to showcase the tiniest of features and the wonder that is a new baby.
This sweet boy visited my studio recently and below is what his mom had to say about her session and new motherhood:
The session was a wonderful experience! Kami did a great job with my little man. He was so content in her perfectly set up studio. This allowed this momma to just sit back and relax for a little bit. We had a great time!
I wanted a vintage look and her props were perfect for that look. We also did classic Winnie the Pooh for our nursery and Kami was so easy to work with in capturing this theme as well.
Their website. I wanted to find someone who captured moments. Kami’s website had images that were exactly the type of photos I wanted for our little man.
How chill he is and that makes for a very happy momma 🙂
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else!!!
I don’t really have an answer for this one…it’s been an amazing experience taking one day at a time. Soaking in each moment, even the 3 am feeding because he will grow up too soon and I don’t want to miss the moments!