Expecting a Baby!
Every pregnancy is special and important! It can be a time of great anticipation and excitement! It is a time of many emotions, when constant changes are taking place in the Mother's body, and the closer she is to delivery the more prominent they are.We have found that many Mothers are proud of how they look and feel during this special time of their lives. Throughout history, artists were commissioned to paint expectant Mothers, and some of the most beautiful paintings in the world are those of the Madonna and Child! Today, professional photographers can capture these same images, taking beautiful and sensitive pictures of the Mother before she delivers, followed by masterful pictures of her, looking lovingly into the face of her infant, gently cradled in her arms.
These portraits can be taken in a studio, but might have more meaning if they are actually taken in the family home, or in any other special location. Sometimes the new Mother is photographer wearing something soft, flowing, and timeless. The infant can be dressed in white, a pastel, or in a gown passed on in the family tradition.
These important portraits will be treasured through time, initially shared with family and friends - eventually passed on to future generations!
If you so choose, each of our sessions (from prenatal, to newborns, to family portraits) can be shot on location.
This allows you to be relaxed in the comfort of your own home, without having to bring your wardrobe. We will do both studio portraits and lifestyle shots around your home! these sessions are a great value.
It is never too early to register for your newborn's photo session! Newborns should be photographed within ten days of birth, preferably within the first seven days. Photo sessions are performed at home or in the studio and can take from one to three hours, depending on baby's mood. Please contact us to consult about location, themes and proper attire.
The Complete Baby's First Year package (5 sittings)
Five sittings will be taken over the first year. Portraits within the first month of baby's birth, and then every three months thereafter (Newborns, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 months and one year). Mom, Dad, and siblings are welcome but the focus will be on the new baby. One Year: Portraits just before baby's first birthday, so that the first years journey can be displayed at the birthday party! Each session you will receive three 8" x 10"s of three different poses.
Secrets to a great baby portrait
1. Schedule your session after a nap or meal time.
2. Choose classic outfits in bright colors - nothing too busy.
3. Bring snacks, drinks, and toys that your baby loves.
4. Try changing outfits for more variety.
5. Happy, fussy, quiet - capture all your child's faces.
Taking better family portraits
1. Have a comb or a brush with you.
2. Bring a change of clothes for the baby.
3. Ensure siblings can safely hold the baby.
4. Make sure your family's wardrobe is coordinated.
5. Wear subdued colors for more traditional looks.
6. Bright, matching tones give a contemporary feel.