Calgary Newborn Photography
A birth of a baby is one of life's most precious moments and an important family milestone!
Becoming a Mother or a Father changes your life and who you are. We gain not only a new status, but a new beautiful experience, new personal qualities, a new level of skills. Documenting this new beginning preserves what we feel holding a tiny human. When we look at images later, they immediately bring us back to that moment.
The baby you first fall in love with when he is born will look nothing like the three-month old that steals your heart with their giggles, or the six-month old that is full of belly laughs. Time flies by and before you know it, they’re walking, talking and exploring the world like a big kid.
Take the time to stop the clock and cherish that sweet brand new baby’s face with a newborn session!
“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
What is the best time for a newborn photo session?
Every baby is different, and you can decide on when you want a newborn session for your baby, depending on how you feel after giving birth, and how your baby sleeps or feeds.
It is recommended to hold a shoot when your baby is one or two weeks old. During the first 10-14 days of life, newborn babies usually sleep deeply and can easily be posed. It's easier to open their palms and show their tiny fingers in pictures, and it's more comfortable for them to be moulded into an adorable position. However, this is not a rule, and an optimal age for newborn sessions is up to 8 weeks old.
During these older newborn baby photography sessions, we mostly use wraps and layers, as well as the outfits that mom/dad prepare, because most of the newborn props and outfits only fit babies up to 14 days old. It may also take more time to pose an older baby, and they may be awake through the whole session."
Where will the session take place?
Studio newborn photo shoot is a very creative way to capture your baby in the most adorable poses. The session incorporates the use of a special bean bag or posing bowls and baskets, wraps and blankets, soft little toys and other props.
Before the session parents can choose the main colours for the setups (3 setups is included), or it can be my choice of props.
Add-on options for the studio newborn sessions can include photos with siblings and/or parents on plain, usually warm colour backdrop. You can check all add-on options in Prices.
In-home newborn photo session is a lifestyle session with some posing elements for the family. This is a good option for parents who simply do not wish or cannot go to the studio. In-home photo shoot includes parents and siblings, but focus is still on the baby, and shows connections between the baby and family members. In-home session is meant to capture life in your home with your new baby.
Photos can be taken in the nursery, parent's room, or living room. Those are infant single portraits in a crib or bassinet, or just on a bed, wrapped in a swaddle or laying in blankets, curled up, sleeping, yawning, and just being themselves. Plus, candid shots of mom/dad/siblings with the baby, and a portrait of the whole family.
Outdoor sessions take place in summer months, they are usually shorter and include one outfit. It's just because many babies protest at changing clothes.
Photo shoots in parks are also very special. You may want to consider this option if you like nature backgrounds, enjoy outdoor walk and do not wish to be limited by studio or home space.