You’ll find many people have negative things to say about Cleveland this time of year. The weather’s turning colder, days are shorter, the beautiful autumn leaves have fallen to the ground… seems like a lot of endings. Not around here! We are surrounded by new beginnings… Starting with our AMAZING new website and look designed and developed by Purely Branded (www.purelybranded.com)! I’m so excited about the new features this site offers, and just how easy it is to use! Take a look around, and enjoy :-) See something missing? That’s definitely my fault– I’m working on it! Make sure to check back as we continue to update it! Before you jump ahead to start exploring our new site, take a look at some of other new beginnings we’re seeing around here…
On his first photo shoot, Baby W slept like a log… ;-)
Another little guy, Baby S, worn out from his first photo shoot!
Baby S posing for his first photos!! He did great!!
Little J on the first day of standing!! A little stressfull…
Little J's first pile of leaves– Not a big fan!
New Puppy Jocko!! My parents' new puppy!!
Jocko did great on his first studio shoot!!
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!
Okay, so in what should be the last of my family posts for a while (don’t quote me on that)… Here is the studio lighting installment of my niece’s newborn photos. If you remember, I previously posted pictures I took of her at home with natural light, and discussed the benefits of a natural light newborn session against those of a studio session. In the studio, we have the ability to create more dramatic, more fine-art newborn photos. The striking look of the black backdrop leaves nothing but the baby for your eyes to lock on to. Pillows, hands & parents can all be positioned under the backdrop to help position the baby in the desired pose. This look is much more contemporary than the natural light option… Well, let’s hear from you… which look do you prefer?
Everyone wants to be a part of the show! That is, if they'll earn another lollypop!
The vast space around her gives an almost in-utero feeling to this image
When they sleep like babies, you can curl them up like little balls-- that's my favorite!
I got to see this little peanut at Shaker Square Playmatters this past weekend… I couldn’t believe how much she’s grown up since her newborn photo session in our studio last December!