So you want newborn photos, but you don’t feel safe yet inviting someone into your home – or maybe you just want your photos to have a different look. With the warmer weather quickly approaching, we can totally do your newborn session outdoors! In fact, I am a huge fan of these sessions. They can still be cozy and snuggly but also have that nature vibe and it’s pretty magical. Since newborns are delicate, sensitive little creatures, there are definitely some things to consider when deciding to book your outdoor newborn session. Read on to find out more!
Very similarly to an in-home session, just with a different background! These sessions are focused on the love and connection between you and your new baby, so no matter where we are, the main goal is to snuggle, snuggle, snuggle. Primarily, the baby with be in your arms. I will direct you in different ways and shoot from different angles perspectives to give your session a great variety. Generally the flow of the session will be some of you walking with baby in your arms, some standing and snuggling (I call it the baby sandwich!), some of baby with each parent individually, some sitting/laying on a blanket, and then baby on a blanket or in a bassinet (which I provide) on their own. Detail shots of all of those details you never want to forget – toes, fingers, ears, nose – can be taken while they are in your arms.
I am not a stickler for how old your baby needs to be! Traditionally, newborn sessions are done within the first few weeks of life, but since I take a lifestyle approach and am not posing them into weird pretzel like shapes, it really doesn’t matter. I want YOU to feel confident and ready, that is what matters most. But, if you’re wanting to grab one of these sessions for this spring and summer, I would think ahead and grab a date now since I tend to book a few months out in advance.
As far as time of day, all of my outdoor sessions are done around sunrise or sunset. The sun is less harsh during those times, and the light is golden and magical. This makes a HUGE difference in the quality and style of your images, and I promise you it is worth it.
So, are you ready to book your outdoor newborn session yet?? Click here to contact me or to schedule online!