Over the last year, I’ve been working in a more intimate setting with my clients to photograph some pretty special moments. Bringing home baby is one of those things that feels both too long and too short. Around the clock feedings, sporadic sleep and frequent diaper changes seem to last forever, but once tiny ears and fingers grow at an alarming rate daily. While there are so many things to think about when you’re preparing to bring home your little one, don’t forget to plan your newborn session to capture these new and fleeting moments. Here are some details and tips from this San Jose newborn photo session to help you get the most from your newborn photos.
Baby Teddy was born about a month early, but at 10 pounds 9 ounces, he came home sturdy and alert, ready to meet his big sister and parents. Baby Teddy’s parents contacted me several months before his expected due date, so despite the early arrival, I was prepared to shoot with them at our next mutual availability. With parents on leave, and with the nature of my shooting schedule, newborn sessions take place during the week in the morning. This gives me more flexibility to work around doctor’s appointments and checkups. Most newborns will remain tiny and flexible for the first fourteen days.
Baby Teddy’s mom has great taste and went for a nautical theme for his session. With many of the photos being tight images of newborn features, it’s best to keep props in proportion with the baby. While these photos definitely show a nautical hint, the focus is on Teddy. Mom and dad did receive wide shots of everything too, but the details are the pieces we want to preserve.
These baby love sessions are mostly done mostly in film and some digital photography. Film photography has a very soft, romantic, and timeless feel while still providing sharp points of focus and wide dynamic range of color. Because of these qualities and the fact that it takes longer to shoot, film is a perfect choice for newborn photo sessions. The goal is to create lasting, sweet, and artful images of your newborn.
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