Denver Newborn Photographer
I’ve really adapted and refined my style of newborn photography over the years. Oh man, let me tell you when I started out I had one black background and no idea how to pose a newborn. I have photos of my firstborn son awkwardly laying on that black background at about one week of age. It’s what his crowd now would call, “cringy”, ha ha. Ah well, live and learn!
After that short phase I started collecting all kinds of brightly colored blankets and throws and my work become more colorful, I also learned a few simple but solid newborn poses which carried me through the next ten years or so. It helped that I was a seasoned mom with two babies of my own at this point. Weddings remained my main focus but I learned enough to photograph my former wedding couples new babies reasonably well.
The last five years or so I’ve stepped it up a notch and taken some newborn classes that really clicked with me (no pun intended). I’ve phased out weddings and family photography has become my main jam (newborn, baby, child, family, high school senior). I prefer to focus more on the baby than on cute props and blankets so I take a fairly minimalist approach. These elements currently define my style:
– stylized posed portraits of newborn on white or off white (often naked but lately I’ve really been having fun with wraps)
– newborn in the arms of family members
– black and white and/or window light portraits
I like to do my in home newborn sessions with a mix of those three things and I think it really captures the early days of a family at home with a new baby and helps me artfully portray such sweet subject matter. Here is a recent session…
Starting out wrapped helps baby settle in and feel cozy and they tend to do those little things so typical of newborns – a hand to a face or arms up and feet tucked.
Naked with bum up is always a favorite.If siblings are around they get in the picture, too!And of course a family portrait – I keep this casual, usually on the couch or mom and dad’s bed.I like to do some with just mommy … then some with just daddy.
And who can resist a few detail shots. The little baby toes, you guys!It’s an honor to be invited into the home of a new baby to photograph those incredibly special first days. Truly. What I once found difficult to capture due to lack of knowledge and experience, I now find to be such a joy!