My first ever newborn session leads to a brand new obsession!
When I first started out doing professional photography years ago I actually remember saying aloud: "I will not be a newborn photographer". I also thought I would mostly do couples photography, you know, engagements, anniversaries, weddings, etc. Then I realized something a couple of years back...I love the genuine expressions you get from children. Posed photography is always going to be classic for certain occasions, but there is just something to be said about lifestyle photography and the genuine moments that you capture, which would normally be gone forever but I give them the ability to live on forever.
Recently I was asked to if I could do a newborn session almost at the last minute. A great friend of mine had another friend who found herself with a beautiful addition to their family, but no photographer to capture that precious time in the beginning that you'll just never have again. When asked I instantly remembered my moment of thinking I would never be a newborn photographer, but my friend told me that she knew it wasn't something that I did, but that her friend, Stella, had all these props and wanted to get some great photos with them, and she thought I would would be perfect. Well how could I say no? So we set it up and had a great session in their home, getting the entire family involved! Here are some of our favorites from the session that I hope you enjoy as much I as I did! I think I have found my new calling as a photographer...sometimes you just have to take that first step!
I want to say thank you so much to Stella and Vince Pannarale for taking a chance on a first time newborn photographer...I know you were happy with the results because I waited to blog this until you ordered your prints! I am proud to say that since this first session, I have completed another and booked three more in the very near future so look out for the next blog to come soon! I have become addicted to newborn sessions, and I have made a substantial investment in props that grows on a weekly basis. I never thought I would find myself antiquing on a Sunday afternoon but here we are! So if you know anyone that is expecting, send them my way! Referrals still earn discounts on your future sessions!
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