Newborn Sessions are not as easy at they look. Believe me, before I did training and workshops, I thought I could just do it! After my son was born, I had his newborn session done and I was like, "Oh My Goodness, I can do this... He just slept the whole time." Fast forward 2 weeks and I photographed a future bride of mine's new son. He didn't want to sleep or settle or nothing!!! The joke was on me though. I needed the education on how to swaddle, how to make baby happy and how to be calm!!! Babies can sense nervousness and fear.
After several trials and errors, I took a bunch of classes in person and online. Boy did they make a difference. I felt more confident and knew how to make newborns happy. It also helped that my son was about 3 months when I really pushed myself to photograph more newborns. I knew how to make him happy and get him to sleep so I made sure to understand those queues from babies.
Here are my 5 favorite things about newborn sessions:
I feel so calm and relaxed during newborn sessions. I feel like it is kind of like a relaxing experience. Be calm makes the baby calm!
Mom with baby
Seeing mom with her new baby boy or baby girl is so sweet. I love the little smiles and kisses.
It is so wonderful seeing mom and dad smiling at each other holding their new baby. Strong Dad's always become mushy around new babies :)
I love to customize all sessions to what Mom and Dad love. It could be certain colors and themes! A lot of times its a theme that includes a certain prop. I love to use my stump "bucket" so that I can incorporate colors too.
Every time a family leaves the studio, they give me a big thank you and a huge smile as they walk out. It warms my heart that I can provide such amazing images and products to my clients so that they can hand them down to their children's children.