There is nothing more exciting than getting recognized by my peers. Today i got an email confirming that I have won an award for the best newborn photographer, and honestly? I'm super excited :) I work hard at always getting better and getting recognized means the world to me. I love what I do and I think it shows ;)
How to get ready for your newborn photoshoot
Whether you’ve just brought new life into the world and are reading this through the bleary eyes of sleep-deprivation, or you’re excitedly anticipating the arrival of a new tiny family member, I just wanted to say congratulations!
I am beyond honored to be able to capture this incredible time in your lives.
Carving out the time to document and recognize this transition is one of the best things you can do. And, as your photographer, I am here to support you in any way I can. This guide is my way of saying, “I’ve got you.” I’ve crafted it to answer your questions, calm your fears, and address your uncertainty.
I can’t wait to meet your little one.
Week one and two of your baby’s life is magic. Of course all of the weeks are magic, but during these first two weeks, newborns are squishy, flexible, sleep more, and are still adjusting to the world outside of the womb. Often, their skin is still clear, and their bodies are shaped as if they’re still in utero – making it easier to get them into position. In order for us to get organised for a shoot this soon after their birthday, I’ll need your due date. In a lot of cases, babies will arrive whenever they want to and I couldn’t possibly expect them to abide by our schedule. But, once your baby is born, give me a call as soon as you can and we can lock in a time and date.
If you, understandably, have been spinning too many plates on the roller coaster ride of pre- and post- birth to lock in a date before the second week of your baby’s life, don’t worry. We can still make it work. Older babies might be a little more resistant to the swaddle, or naps, or being held by someone they don’t know, but the success of older newborn shoots are completely dependent on the personality of your little individual. However, If your baby is ten weeks or older, I might tell you to come back to me at four months. Ten weeks - four months is a pretty complicated time for a baby's development, as they’re still not able to hold their head or sit up by themself, making it hard to get professional photographs of them in that time frame.
Expect to snuggle! And, be prepared to be in some of the shots. Now, I know that in your postpartum haze you’re probably not feeling like a supermodel, but sometimes I’ll ask you to pick your baby up to soothe them, and this is the perfect opportunity to get one or two shots of you together.
I understand that your newborn is not potty trained. If we’re shooting in the nude, and your baby poops themselves, please don’t stress. Here’s the protocol: we’ll get them quickly cleaned up, throw them in a new wrap, and just continue on capturing beautiful moments.
Your baby is still trying to figure out where they are and what they’re doing in this big bright world. Sometimes, they’ll get a little upset and need a bit of extra loving. We may have to stop for a little feed, to change a diaper, or to give them a little pep talk before continuing on. But this is all a part of it.
I recommend dressing your baby in a front-fastening, cosy sleep-suit just before the shoot so that when we’re ready to start, it’ll be easy to get them out of it without waking them up.
If you, like me, are a sucker for those little belly rolls, chipmunk cheeks, and tiny toes, it might be fun to get a few shots of baby in the nude. Be mindful of bundling your little one up too tightly before the shoot as tight clothes can leave Photoshop-resistant marks on the skin.
Mila wasn't a fan of the cake, somehow she is not into sweets. So next year we will make a chicken nugget set up ;) The favorite part was the bath, she actually didn't want to leave it, and I can't blame her to be honest. I loved building this set - Rosegold Winter onederland <3
If you are looking to plan an Orlando FL / Oviedo FL / Lake Mary FL / Sanford FL cake smash photography session for your little one, contact me today for more information :)
I've met Joselande over 4 years ago and it's always so much fun to shoot together. It's also amazing to see how fast those boys are growing. We've met past Sunday in downtown Sanford FL and walked around. Iv'e learned a lot of things from those 2 boys, one of them is 11. I said " you are practically a teenager" he answered " not yet, I don't have a girlfriend yet" LOL We had a blast, ended up with some gorgeous shots and ended with a visit to a local Wondermade store - heaven when You are into smores. I just love when I get to work with a fun family.
Kristina and Rodney reached out to me after seeing pictures of another NICU baby - Phoenix. Nathan is also a NICU baby that decided to say hi a bit earlier than expected. I know that I shouldn't have my favorite newborns but, how can I not! He slept most of the session and that always makes it for an easier session. I'm in love! Thank You Nathan. Your parents love You more than You will ever know <3
Phoenix made me wait for her 2 months. She decided she wanted to hang out with NICU nurses at Winnie Palmer Hospital. She is still working on her breathing and eating, but luckily it's not my first rodeo in photoshopping out oxygen and feeding tubes:) Phoenix, your parents are so in love with You <3 Grow into an amazing and unstoppable girl. Oh and Your parents already booked a cake smash session, and something tells me it's going to be turquoise and coral, Your momma's fav colors ;)
Kayla contacted me about a photoshoot for her newborn baby girl. Because she has 2 older boys she wanted everything super pink and girlie. I understood the assignment;) We started with some digital poses, continued with bucket,bed and ended with a heart bucket.
Harper Blake you my little friend have the best parents and brothers ever.
And the best part is that Your parents are already planning your cake smash session and I can't wait. Won't be pink but it will be gorgeous:)
If You would like to schedule a newborn photoshoot let me know, I operate in Central Florida
Lake Mary FL, Sanford FL, Oviedo FL, Orlando FL
Sometimes I meet my clients in the craziest circumstances. Cody owns a family company that does a lot of historical and ornamental plastering, and I needed stucco on the new house we are building ;) He came, we talked, and then he brought his crew to work on the house. It turned out he is local and we just hit it off. Some clients become true friends to me, and these two are just that. So when they asked me if I would take pictures of their wedding it was a no brainer. I was honored. It was a small wedding at Mead Botanical Gardens in Orlando. Sarah did most decor herself, and it turned out amazing. Love You guys!