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“Can we get some photos of him awake?” “Why does she need to be asleep?” These are questions that I’m sometimes asked during a newborn session and there are very specific reasons why babies are asleep in the majority of my photos. *It’s important to note that newborn sessions in my studio are posed. If […]

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In my studio, I offer two types of newborn session experiences: a swaddled portrait session and a fully posed session. But I’m often asked, what is the difference between them? Today I’m going to break down the details so that you can make the best choice for your little one’s first photo session. What is […]

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Which came first, the outfit or the theme? In most cases it’s the theme, leaving parents with the question “But what should they wear??” Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds of babies in my studio, learning what photographs well and what doesn’t. Today I’m going to share with you my checklist of dos and […]

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Newborn baby girl sleeps on her belly wrapped in floral fabric on a pink background.

Choosing the right photographer for your baby’s first portraits is an important decision. Many times I meet parents for the first time at their newborn session, and they are putting their trust in a stranger to safely handle and care for their brand new baby that has only been in this world for a few […]

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Once upon a time, a genius decided to take the words “cake” and “smash” and put them together… giving us this seriously adorable first birthday tradition! The cake smash is my absolute favorite way to end a milestone birthday session. A full signature cake smash session includes:• 1 outfit for “clean” portraits (not included in our […]

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Your family is growing, and what a wonderful thing that is! While your session is first and foremost a newborn portrait session, I know how important it is to have a family photo to document this fleeting time. While my studio is built with little ones in mind, I do have two larger backdrops available […]

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When I’m working with my clients to style their cake smash portrait session, the question that I’m almost always asked is “Where should we get the cake?” Today I’m going to share with you my best tips for choosing the perfect smash cake as well as some of my favorite local bakeries. Because there are […]

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After your newborn session, the next best time for portraits is the sitter milestone. This is usually between 6-8 months. Your little one has grown and changed so much, and this is such a fun time to capture all of their unique little expressions and personality quirks! Smiles, giggles, big beautiful eyes that may have […]

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While your session is first and foremost a newborn portrait session, I know how important it is to have a sibling photo during this exciting time in your family’s journey. This became even more clear to me when I was pregnant with my second daughter and wanted more than anything to have a beautiful portrait of my […]

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“Can we call you at 2am to come and do this when we can’t get her to go back to sleep?” – Every Newborn Client Ever. I get this line at almost every newborn session and it always makes me laugh! Today I’m going to share with you some of the tips and tricks that […]

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