I was so honored to have my good friends ask me to photograph their gorgeous baby girl earlier this month. Baby Lilly was such a good sport as we changed her from one adorable outfit to the next. Can you tell I couldn't get enough of her beautiful baby toes?! I love baby feet about as much as I love this breathtaking in-home newborn portrait session. Enjoy!
If you loved this in-home newborn session and want to see more like it, check out this blog post!
This little nugget was barely 10 days old, Katie and her husband had just moved into this new house in Deerfield, and we had a stormy day for the session - but despite all the mayhem I'd say we got some pretty stunning portraits of baby Luca. Katie asked so many wonderful questions before we had the session, and I was able to guide her through some simple but necessary steps to make the session go off without any problems. A big thing for newborns is to have the house nice and warm, like five degrees hotter than normal. This ensures that the baby will be comfortable when they are without any blankets. The other big tip is to make sure your newborn is fed, changed, and on the edge of a nap. That way your baby will sleep through the majority of the session. Baby Luca did a wonderful job, and I am so in love with all of these portraits.
Jamie and Brandon had me do their maternity portraits a few months back, and then baby Reese made her big appearance at the end of January. Nothing describes how magical it is to have the honor of documenting both the pregnancy and newborn baby as a photographer. We did an in-home mini session at Jamie and Brandon's home. Some photographers may argue that 45 minutes is not enough time for a newborn session, but I think it all depends on the time of day that you decide to photograph your newborn. One of the most important things is to get your newborn portraits in within the first week of your baby's life. During these first seven days of life your baby is primarily sleeping, so a mini session should start just after you feed your little nugget so that they are full and ready for nap time. Depending on your newborn's sleep schedule, usually sometime between 1pm-3pm works perfect. Jamie and Brandon's home had wonderful light and we shot primarily in the living room and their master bedroom. The only props we needed were Reese's boppy pillow, a few baby blankets, a bow, and some adorable outfits. It was such a lovely shoot and baby Reese was a total angel throughout the whole session!