One of the most important photos I capture while photographing a newborn is the family portrait. Mom and dad with their brand new little bundle of joy. Ryler and his parents, Tyler and Rachel, made my job very easy! This is just one of many family portraits that we captured during Ryler’s session. I know a lot of parents think maybe they’ll pass on the family portrait, the session is all about the baby. But I always encourage my clients to get in front of the camera for a few photographs. It’s not a moment that you can capture even just a few months down the road. They are this little for only so long. A common question I get is what to wear for that all important family photo. Simple is best! Stick with solid, neutral colors to capture a portrait that will last a lifetime.
Wide eyed and ready for the world!
Another question I often get during a newborn portrait session is, where do you get all of your props. For those of you who have been to my studio, you know, I have a lot of props for babies. Most of my props have come from years of searching. Lots of time spent wandering the aisles of antique shops asking one question…”would a newborn fit in that?” I also have a lot of clothing for babies…about half of these have come from my own hands (they like to stay busy). I also purchase from vendors on sites like Etsy. This provides my clients with a plethora of options to fit their style and wishes.
I also like to give my clients a lot of options with their images. For example…we did a wide shot capturing the fur around and the entire antique box Mr. Ryler was sweetly resting in, but then we also moved in close to capture the sweet details, like his sweet little lips and fingers. There will often be similar images like this during a session, close and far away, straight on and from above. More often than not, my clients end up with both!
And Ryler says “We’re done!”