Most newborn photographers have a routine of how they work through a session. These are the eight poses I try and get every session. Not every baby will let me do every pose, and that is okay! I will never force a baby into a pose they find uncomfortable. Your little one’s safety and comfort are my number one priority!
I always start my sessions with parent, sibling, and family pictures. This way big brothers and sisters can be done quickly. Often times a parent or friend will take big siblings on a fun adventure once their part of the session is done – this allows you to put your feet up and relax while I take care of the rest!
Babies love being swaddled! I have a whole rainbow of swaddle wraps to customize your session with the color scheme of your choice. Wrapped poses are great for babies who are a little unsettled or falling asleep too.
Don’t ask me why this pose is called Huck Finn. I’m not completely sure to be honest! But I love how this pose allows a lot of the focus of the image to be on baby’s sweet little face. It’s a very comfortable pose for baby and it shows just how newborns like to curl up.
I think this is one of the sweetest poses. Their tiny little hands under their heads and their little toes stacked on top of each other is so sweet. And because of that they always look so peaceful!
This is the best pose for showing off all those delicious baby rolls! Bum Up is another pose that most babies settle into really easily. The result is all those rolls which make this pose a fan favorite! It can be easily done with a naked baby, covered with a wrap or even using one of the sweet outfits from my studio collection.
I love this pose for babies with pinchable cheeks! This pose can be done on the posing table, or in a prop. In most sessions, I try and do both!
Not all babies love this pose and it really only works well for super sleepy little ones. This pose is done as a composite – meaning two pictures are merged together using Photoshop. My hands are on baby the entire time!
The number one question potential clients ask me is “what if my baby doesn’t sleep?”. Awake babies have the brightest eyes and capturing fleeting eye contact is one of my favorite parts of a session. Often I will swaddle an awake baby just to contain their arms and legs a little and to help calm their startle reflex as they settle.
I love creating these special images for newborn clients. There are several vendors whom I love that make amazing digital backdrops for all sorts of special interests. I can incorporate a hobby, fandom, or special interest into your session using these digital creations! They give your session an extra special unique twist you won’t find anywhere else.
Photographing babies and families in Northern Cincinnati