I was looking back at our mini sessions this year. These spring blossom sessions were so pretty and we lucked out this year that we timed them just right and had some beautiful blossoms for our sessions.
I did this little peanut’s photos a little while ago, and her mom ordered an absolutely beautiful album. It is always so excited to see these digital images come to life in print, and in a very special heirloom album that she will be able to keep and treasure forever.
I photographed this little newborn baby in the early spring, and I just couldn’t get over how much she looked like her big sister! When I was editing the photos of the two of them with their faces together I kept thinking of them as two little peas in a pod. It will be so neat to see them grow together!
One of the many benefits of being a newborn photographer is getting to meet new additions to the family right away! I was very lucky to meet my newest little relative during our awful cold snap this year and she must have been happy about it too because she cooperated very well.
This little sweetie was a part of our Baby’s First Year program and you follow our Instagram or Facebook page you’ve probably seen her grow throughout the year. It was very fun for me to document these changes over the year, and now to look at them all together to see how much she has changed through the months.
I have had so much fun documenting some of our little Baby’s First Year clients during 2018, and for the 2019 year I have continued on with the program but made some new and exciting updates. You can read all about the new and improved program here: Baby’s First Year . Now families can have a full newborn session, and then attend our Year of the Minis program (at the special Year of the Minis Price!) to capture their baby through the year and during those seasons when parents always look for those classic photos (you know – baby surrounded by fall leaves, baby’s first Christmas or winter, baby in that golden summer sun, baby with those beautiful spring blossoms). There is an option to add a maternity session as well. Families will then receive a complimentary high quality album that includes the photos from throughout the year. So that baby album that everyone struggles to finish is already done for you! If you are thinking about this program and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
My friend’s beautiful baby girl arrived this month and I was so excited to meet her and photograph her. My friend and I had discussed it ahead of time and knew we wanted to try and incorporate her wedding sarees into the photos. We were so excited to see it come together and giggled when we saw how cute she looked. We ended up with some beautiful memories for her and had such a nice time too.
I had the great pleasure of doing some newborn photos for this little guy recently. He was so cooperative and such a cute little guy. As always I love going out to people’s homes to do photos and seeing those little details show up in the photos – such as the beautiful hardwood floor in this home that you can see in the basket photo.
I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family earlier this winter. This little guy had a very excited two year old sister who was very happy to be in some photos with her baby brother. I often get questions and concerns from parents about what to expect when photographing a newborn baby with a busy toddler (who are not always as excited about photos as this big sister was!).
I can completely understand why parents get nervous about this but it is actually surprisingly easy. The key is some go-to poses that I like to use for little ones that are safe for the newborn and easy for the toddler to participate in. There are a few other things that help as well. One is that we try our best to find a time that will work well for the toddler (usually morning after they have had time for their breakfast and but well before the nap-time grumpies hit). I also always do family and sibling photos first while we still have the toddler’s attention. After that the parents are free to relax with their toddler and can go about their regular routine while I am busy photographing baby. That is probably one of my favourite parts about photographing in the client’s home – the family might get a tiny bit of a break after a couple weeks of newborn chaos!
And what can parents do to help prepare their toddler? Remember to try and have big brother or sister rested and well-fed prior to the photos. We all know how hangry a toddler can get! And most importantly just relax and enjoy the photos! If the sibling looks around and sees that everyone else is relaxed and enjoying the experience then they usually join in.
And that’s it! With some well-thought-out poses and the hangry side of your toddler at bay, your sibling photos will almost certainly be a success!
I was so happy to photograph this beautiful little baby girl who was welcomed by her mom, dad, and proud big brother on New Year’s Day. She is absolutely adorable and I’m so happy for this family!
If you’ve checked out my website you’ve probably read about one of my very favorite things to photograph – baby’s first year. I just love watching babies grow and change. As a mom I know how fast that year goes by and how hard it can sometimes be to keep up with all the things we had planned (I’m only going to feed homemade baby food, I’m definitely going to teach baby sign language, I’m going to put together the perfect baby book, I’m going to take take monthly photos – the list goes on and on!). I think we all soon realize that we have to pick our priorities and some of these plans fall by the wayside! I feel very good about being able to make sure that those milestones in a baby’s first year are documented beautifully. I am happy that the whole family can be in the photos if they so choose, and it is so wonderful to be able to present a photo album at the end of the year with all these memories put together. And it takes one thing off of a busy parent’s to-do list!
But you might be wondering why I chose the particular milestones that I did (newborn, four months, nine months, and one year). I think we can all understand why newborn photos are on my list. It is such a special time when a brand new baby joins a family and there is nothing quite like all those squishy sleepy newborn photos and the memories of those first few weeks.
But why four months? I chose four months as my next stop on the milestone train because I think it is a good time to show off that next stage of development. The baby is no longer a newborn infant, but is now wide awake and full of personality! I like that by four months baby is usually very confidently holding up his or her own head (if we go with photos at three months not every baby is ready to do that yet). We can capture some adorable facial expressions that show off baby’s personality, we can get some photos of baby laying on his or her stomach and showing off his or her new skills holding up his or her head and likely pushing up onto elbows, and we can usually catch some of baby laying on his or her back and trying to reach his or her little toes. It is also very fun to try and capture some of baby interacting with his or her siblings or parents as they are now at a stage where they are very interested and involved in the world around them.
Essentially, I think that four months is a great time to illustrate the next stage in development, and I think sometimes at three months we miss a few of these new skills if the baby is not quite ready yet. I have some photos of my very own little guinea pig at four months to show you what I mean. I will be sure to share again when we reach the nine month milestone!