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Baby Beckham Newborn Session – Newborn Photographer Bucks County PA | Doylestown PA Photographer

Baby Beckham Newborn Session

Ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes. Is there anything cuter than a new baby!   I love doing Newborn Sessions, especially after I had the honor of photographing mom’s Maternity Session prior.  It’s so wonderful seeing how much love a couple has for their arriving baby, and then to meet the little one son after. To see mom’s maternity session, please click here.

Here’s a peek into Baby Beckham Newborn Session.

I had the joy of photographing little Beckham at just a few days old. He was so snuggly and sleepy, a dream to pose. We decided to use blues and neutrals for his session. I loved using a white wrap and background for his announcement photo. His parents brought the birth announcement board with his info, which was such a great touch.  I love to incorporate your personal items into your newborn sessions whenever possible.

Parent poses are always a favorite of mine. I love seeing them cuddled up to their new baby, so full of love. Blue was definitely Beckham’s color, as he looked so cute wrapped up in his parents arms. I have a vast selection of wraps and props in my studio that I use in all my Newborn Sessions.

Beckham was great to pose in my little wooden bed. I have been in love with using all sorts of neutral shades with my newborns, and was happy that Beckham’s parents loved neutrals too.  Beckham was adorable in the light gray wrap and matching hat, all set of the chilly January weather outside. He was also cute sleeping in my metal bucket. Loved posing him with his arms crossed while he slept. For other posing ideas, check out my Pinterest page.

Newborn Session Info

Newborn Photography is such a rewarding job, because I get to help capture these first precious moments for my clients. The best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are between 5-14 days of age. After this small window, babies are a little harder to settle and those sweet, sleepy, curly poses can be more difficult to achieve.

You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date. I will then make a tentative booking, and when you arrive home from the hospital with your brand new baby, please contact me to arrange a suitable day and time for your session. Newborn photography sessions can take 2-3 hours, allowing enough time for feeding and comforting. For any questions about my Newborn Sessions, please check out my FAQ’s.

I would love to be your Newborn Photographer here in Bucks County, so please contact me to schedule your Newborn Session.

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Baby Hunter Newborn Session – Newborn Photographer Bucks County PA | Doylestown PA Photographer

Being a Newborn Photographer, one of the hardest parts of my job is getting the little ones soothed to sleep so I can take all those adorable sleeping poses. I have many tricks up my sleeve that usually keep the babies peacefully asleep. But every once in a while I get a little client who just does not want to succumb to my baby magic and wants to give me a challenge. Here’s a peek into Baby Hunter Newborn Session.

Baby Hunter Newborn Session

Little Hunter came in just a few days old, as most of my newborn clients do.  He was absolutely adorable and I was looking forward to photographing his newborn session. Unfortunately, he did not want to cooperate as well as I had hoped. He was a non-sleeper and as much as I tried, would not fall asleep. He also did not enjoy being touched or moved, which made it harder to pose. The only thing that did soothe him was being constantly nursed by his mother. As time ticked on, she was worried that we would only have a few images from Baby Hunter Newborn session, and most of them would be of Hunter crying.

Even though he didn’t want to sleep, I got a ton of cute shots of him awake.  I always love incorporating personal items into the set-ups. His Dad was a Penn State fan, so of course he needed the obligatory shot in Blue and White with the little football.  Turns out everyone else was a huge Steelers fan in Hunter’s family.  We got a kick out of posing him with the little Steelers blanket because Hunter must take after his Dad and may be, not a huge fan of the team. I tried several poses with the blanket, but little Hunter was not having it.  So we just decided to take the shot with Hunter crying because it summed up his feelings toward the entire newborn session.

One of the sweetest things the family brought was this antique sock monkey Hunter’s Great Grandma made for Hunter’s Dad! I just HAD to get the shot for them. Hunter did not want to sleep so I wrapped him up and propped him up on the antique wooden rocking chair to pose with his Dad’s baby toy. It is so incredible to see small things being passed down for generations, that mean so so much! It may not be perfectly posed, but it is one of my favorite shots because it means something to them…..

Eventually, after a lot of nursing, soothing, and wrapping, we were able to get him off to sleep and put him in some cute set-ups.  Check out more of my set-ups in my Portfolio.  I just love him sleeping on my wooden bucket while wearing the knit hat with the ears! Hunter looks like a little, baby bear.  I also adore the last shot we got to him sleeping in the wooden crate. Just look at the little smile we got out of him – priceless! You would never know from seeing these pictures how much trouble he gave me! Thank goodness he is cute!

To see more poses with my props, check out my Pinterest Page.

Newborn Session Info

Newborn Photography is such a rewarding job, because I get to help capture these first precious moments for my clients. Every baby is different and what one baby will do, another won’t. Through many many years of experience, I am always confident that I can deliver beautiful images no matter the baby’s temperament. It also helps when my subjects are adorable!

You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date. I will then make a tentative booking, and when you arrive home from the hospital with your brand new baby, please contact me to arrange a suitable day and time for your session. Newborn photography sessions can take 2-3 hours, allowing enough time for feeding and comforting. For any questions about my Newborn Sessions, please check out my FAQ’s.

I would love to be your Newborn Photographer here in Bucks County, so please contact me to schedule your Newborn Session.

 

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Baby Sophia’s Newborn Session – Newborn Photographer Bucks County PA | Doylestown PA Photographer

I have photographed a lot of newborn babies.  Some are great and spend the entire session sleeping, never making a peep. Then there are those who just want to check out the world, and take a lot of soothing.  As a mother to 3 kids myself, I know that all babies are different. Even within a family, the kids completely vary with their habits and personalities.  What one kids loves, another hates and vice versa. This is even true for babies as young as newborns.  Awake or asleep, I am always able to capture some gorgeous moments, and beautiful photos. Here’s a little peek into Sophia’s Newborn Session.

Sophia’s Newborn Session

Meet baby Sophia. A few years ago, I had pleasure of photographing her older sister when she was a newborn. I remember her sister being very quiet and easy soothe and pose.  Unlike her sister, Miss Sophia was a very awake baby.  She was so cute looking at the camera and was more content checking out the room than sleeping. It took all my tricks to soothe her to sleep, but then I was able to get her into some adorable set-ups.

I love using my little antique bed with her. Layering all the different throws and wraps added depth and interest to the photo. Adding the lace bear hat was the perfect finishing touch. The sibling photos came out adorable. The girls looked so angelic both in white.  I also loved the huge smile on her big sister’s face when posing with Sophia and her Dad.

I love newborn awake shots because their personality tends to show, even for a moment. Parents always love the sleeping shots in my portfolio but they ADORE the awake shots! I try to get both during the newborn session.  For other posing ideas, check out my Pinterest page.

For any questions about my Newborn Sessions, please check out my FAQ’s.

I would love to be your Newborn Photographer here in Bucks County, so please contact me to schedule your Newborn Session.

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Baby Grady’s Newborn Session – Newborn Photographer Bucks County PA | Doylestown PA Photographer

For Baby Grady’s Newborn Session, his parents chose a gray and white elephant theme for his nursery, so I worked with those colors for all his set-ups. They brought this precious stuffed elephant and wanted me to pose him with it. How cute does he look snuggled against the elephant.  It was not an easy task posing the elephant with the baby but we made it happen!

One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
He called for another elephant to come… “Oh, ELEPHANT!”

I also couldn’t stand how adorable his little baby cheeks were in the froggy pose; he was a big baby at over 9 lbs. Although my goal is to get as many poses as I can with the baby sleeping, I love how the photographs came out with him awake. Looking right into the camera, he couldn’t be any cuter! Grady was so good about letting me pose him. For other posing ideas, check out my Pinterest page. Mom and dad jumped in too for some wonderful family poses, and some individual shots as well. I hope these will be wonderful memories they will cherish forever.

I especially liked wrapping Grady up and putting him in my antique wooden bucket. Just look how peacefully he slept while wrapped.  I love being a Newborn Photographer, and I love creating beautiful works of art for my clients. Baby Grady’s Newborn Session is just one of many I do a month. Because I only book 2 sessions a week, I do book up fast so please do contact me as soon as you can to inquire about a session!

For any questions about my Newborn Sessions, please check out my FAQ’s.

I would love to be your Newborn Photographer Bucks County, so please contact me to schedule your beautiful Newborn Session.

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Keeping Babies Asleep for Newborn Sessions – Newborn Photographer Bucks County PA | Doylestown PA Photographer

When people think of newborn photos, they think of these tiny little babies in adorable poses peacefully sleeping away.  However, any parent can tell you that keeping babies asleep is no small feat in and of itself. The challenge for a Newborn photographer is getting your little one to sleep and keeping them snoozing away. It’s not such an easy task, but as a trained professional I know the tricks to keep your baby in slumber land so I can capture those memorable photos.

 

Have the Baby Come Prepped

I always tell my clients that Newborn sessions are best completed within the first 10-14 days after your baby is born. This is when they are extra sleepy and keeping babies asleep is a more manageable feat. This is also when it is easier to place them into those beautiful poses you see in my Newborn Gallery . To ensure a sleepy baby, it helps to keep your baby awake about an hour before the session.  A good idea is to give your baby a warm bath right before it is time to come to my studio so baby is awake and alert for a longer period of time. I also encourage moms to bring a few bottles of formula or pumped breast milk, enough to last the whole session, if you are pumping or supplementing with formula. Pacifiers are essential to bring as well, because I use it to help soothe baby when I try to get them into position.

 

Keeping Babies Asleep

Newborns have a difficult time regulating their own body temperature, which can keep them awake. My studio is usually kept between 80-85 degrees which babies absolutely love. This keeps them warm and comfortable throughout the session.  Newborns also love noise so I keep a white noise machine on constantly to relax them into a deep sleep. Newborn sessions are never rushed and usually last between 2-3 hours. This allows for plenty of time for extra feedings, burping, and soothing. Babies are all very different and some may sleep the entire session, while others may take a bit more soothing throughout the session. Your session will be the only newborn session that I book for the day as I like to keep everything relaxed and enjoyable for everyone.

 

Awake Baby, Go with the Flow

There are occurrences when no matter what we try, the baby just wants to stay awake. Even if your child is awake, I can still photograph some beautiful images. Seeing your little one’s open eyes, checking out the world, can make for a memorable photograph. Below are some of my darling clients who just wanted to stay awake. For more images, please check out my Pinterest Board.

For any questions about my Newborn Sessions, you can check out my FAQ’s.

I would love to photograph your little love, so please contact me to schedule your beautiful Newborn Session.

 

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