Being a Maryland Newborn Photographer has been one of the greatest pleasures for me. In the last few years I have developed this great love of newborns. A brand new baby is so precious. Nothing like it! The way they cling to their mommy, the way they smell, the way they snuggle into a soft blankey. It all is just too much for me to take.
I think my love of newborns multiplied when my youngest was born a year and a half ago. I have a 5-year-old as well but it seems as though those memories when our children are brand new are forgotten quickly. My little 18-month-old Valentina awakened this baby love in me again! She came right when I was starting to focus my business all around newborns so I got to work with a lot of babies right when she was tiny too. I feel like that timing made my newborn obsession explode!
But, that works out perfectly for me… Because I get to channel that love of newborns into my newborn photography! It’s so fun to snuggle them up in all kinds of cute ways with different colors and props.
For example, a recent newborn baby girl Nora that I worked with was born on 4th of July. So naturally we used some American flag props!
She was so snuggly laying on that flag with her sweet little knit shorts. I mean, seriously..does it get any better than a baby on her country’s flag? I love this flag so much. I used it for my oldest daughter’s 4th of July inspired session too! View the photos on her blog post.
I’m also a sucker for little cute stuffed animal props. I love to collect tiny toys for my newborns to cuddle while being photographed. Look how adorable Nora was holding this tiny pink teddy from Little Evie Prop Shop.
I knew I wanted to use this cute moss and flower crown prop so I used a wrap that matched it and then a natural colored backdrop to compliment the crown.
Sometimes instead of styling a photo around a prop I will choose a color or two and style around that. My favorite color to use with newborns is cream/ivory. It looks so soft and natural! You can view another way I used this color scheme on baby Shae’s Newborn Photography blog post.
If I have a blanket in a cool color I’ll try to find complementary colors to pair with it to give a dynamic look. Little Nora did great showing off this blue and yellow color scheme shown below.
She looked fantastic on this vibrant purple backdrop too!
Did I hit the jackpot with this cutie-patootie or what!? She was like a dream to work with. Each pose that I set her up in she would sink down and be super cozy.
Although I LOVE using lots of colors and props in my newborn photography, I’m also a sucker for a naked baby! Being able to see the baby with minimal props, clothes or colors let’s you really appreciate the little one and their beauty!
Sweet Nora is too perfect for words. I was so honored that her parents chose me for their newborn photographer.
We finished off her session with photos with mommy and daddy.
What a great way to end the shoot. Mom and dad were happy to snuggle Nora. We were all so pleased with how wonderful Nora did at her shoot! I can’t wait to work with this wonderful family again.
I hope you enjoyed reading all about Nora’s Paint The Stars Photography Newborn session.
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