Some might try to argue that newborn photography is boring because most newborns sleep throughout the session. After all, there are only so many poses you can do with a newborn, right? Nope! I have been photographing newborns for several years now, and I can personally attest that the opposite is true. The creative possibilities are endless, and every session is truly a gift to me. I don’t think I could ever grow tired of it. With digital photography and modern software for editing composites, almost any newborn vision or theme can become a reality. I always enjoy the challenge of providing unique, personalized newborn portraits to every family I work with.
Take this spectacular newborn session for instance. Yanko and Pashna – along with the baby’s grandfather and aunt – visited my studio when baby Vairya was just less than two weeks old. At birth, she weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz and was 19.5 inches long. And how beautiful she was! Her sweet face melted my heart the minute they walked in. I couldn’t wait to get started photographing her.
They wanted a full collection of colorful photos featuring different themes. They hoped to showcase their brand-new baby girl and include some family portraits as well. The session seemed to go by in the blink of an eye – they were all so wonderful to work with – and I think it’s safe to say that we managed to get all of the photos they were wanting. (And then some!)
To begin, the whimsical shots included everything from soft, fluffy cloud scenes and ocean sets to winter forests and apple orchards. I especially love the pastel pumpkin set and the cheerful lemon backdrop. The bright yellow added the perfect pop of color to this collection.
Baby Vairya was such a sweetheart, and she slept soundly through most of the session with a peaceful look on her face. When she did begin to stir a bit, I snapped a couple photos of her gorgeous eyes. Then, we used the opportunity to get some intimate family photos, and she was quickly lulled back to sleep in her parents’ warm arms. I love how their family portraits came out! Their love and close bonds seemed to reflect naturally. Yanko and Pashna didn’t need much posing, and I enjoyed capturing their warm, laid-back style. We ended with a few photos with a few portraits with Vairya’s aunt and grandfather.
Here’s a peek at their lovely session: