Over the last year, I’ve been working with medium format film in newborn sessions with some of the sweetest little subjects around. The grain, depth of field, and dynamic range of film is unmatched by digital and simply perfect for documenting a momentous occasion like a newborn session. As a newborn photographer, my approach is lifestyle portraiture. I prefer to keep the images classic, natural, and an honest representation of this special time in your life. Like any good portrait, the best images are the ones where the person is recognizable, and that means genuine smiles and expressions.
Photo Tip: While there are a few exceptions, the first 14 days following the birth are the best time for a newborn photo session, after this time, the baby will be less flexible. Contact me about 3 months from your due date to save some space in my calendar- I try to book the week of due dates last so that I have a space available once the baby comes.
Baby Maya of Seattle is the first daughter of dear friends from college. She’s a tiny little sweetheart with, not only the most adorable little fingers and toes, but baby bangles and a Ganesha ring to match! I love her small features, and her big bright eyes. It’s not typical for me to shoot in black and white, and while many of the photos were provided in a mix of color and black and white, there’s something timeless yet romantic about this all black and white gallery.
Photo Tip: Newborn sessions are best in the mid-morning after a feeding so that the baby is nice and sleepy during the session.
Delighted Images by Desiree Nguyen is boutique, full-service photography studio specializing in destination pre-wedding and wedding photography based in San Francisco, California. Desiree is a destination wedding photographer for jetset couples. Delighted Images specializes in producing custom photo shoots to best tell your love story. To save your date for a tailored experience, please contact us!