I love second children… Yeah, I said it! Parents are so much more relaxed after they’ve been through the gauntlet once before. Plus, the babies are forced to share attention with their older sibs, and makes them learn at an early age to go with the flow.
One of the best things about photographing newborn babies (preferably 2 weeks or younger) is that they are super sleepy, and you can put them just about anywhere! They don’t move very much, don’t roll, and that makes for some great pix! What I’ve noticed throughout my time working with new parents is that the babies feed off of their energy. A relaxed Mom is more likely to have a relaxed baby.
Take Baby H. His parents were super laid back during his outdoor newborn photo session at their home– and that allowed us to get some awesome shots! They learned that a little nature won’t hurt him… but maybe his big brother will! Here are some of my favorite shots from their session…
The whole family was around for this photo shoot– even Max!
Little E is one of our favorite guys… He’s always smiling, and has verbal skills that put me to shame… such a cute little man! We had such a fun time taking pictures at Horseshoe Lake the other day, and got some great shots. As we’re getting more and more warm days, it gives us the opportunity to take outdoor pictures, and visit all sorts of fun locations. Horseshoe lake is one of my favorites for toddlers– so much for them to explore!
For the fourth year, I got the treat of spending an afternoon taking outdoor family photos with Mr. R and Miss E (and their parents, of course)! These kids are definitely some of my favorite people around! They are so cute, and so sweet– and always excited to play and take pictures! Taking advantage of the extraordinary beauty of the autumn leaves, we explored areas of Chagrin were every turn provided a new picturesque backdrop! You just need to watch out for Mr. Water Snake, right guys?!?
So much fun playing in the leaves!
Miss E treated me to an original song she composed for me. I think it should be #1!!!
Here is a sample of the new and improved video slideshows we’re presenting your photos with…! This video is from a outdoor location session that was part Bar Mitzvah photos, part family photos, and part child portraits. These videos have been a huge hit in the studio– so many people have wanted to take them home with them, give them as gifts to grandparents, or even post them to Facebook, that we’ve added them to our product line!
My brother and sister-in-law innocently left me home with their 10-day old newborn baby boy… Surprise surprise, I took it upon myself to turn their back yard construction site into our very own natural light studio backdrop! The warm summer day provided a comfortable environment for my adorable little nephew, and aside from his displeasure in being repositioned every two minutes, he was a great model! While I love the studio’s fine-art approach to newborn photos, the outdoor & natural light environment provides a fun alternative– and an endless supply of props!
My brother’s response when I showed him the pictures?? ”No you didn’t… I never would have let you do that.” He loved them! They’re coming in the studio tonight for their “official” newborn portrait session.