Posed newborn photo sessions are my favorite style of newborn photography!
It allows me to be creative and I love creating beautiful images for my clients!
Arianna’s posed newborn photo session was amazing! She was absolutely beautiful and was so relaxed during her session.
Typical newborn session are done in my studio and are styled with colors and props of your choice. I usually start with parent and sibling photos. I love this part of the session and want to make sure baby is at their best and Mom & Dad are not too relaxed. Often I will see how siblings feel and if they are fine, we will also get their part of the session done so they can either relax and watch a show, or sometimes one of the parents or grandparent will take them home or off for lunch.
After parents and sibling photos are done, I usually do a few of baby while they are wrapped, either in a prop, or just on the beanbag where I do my posed shots. I will change wraps and eventually get them down to their birthday suit and do some posed shots which are super sweet!
I usually go until baby signals that they are hungry or need a diaper change. I typically shoot for 2-3 hours including time for feeding and changing.
Prop shots are usually done last when I can wrap baby again if needed. I have lots of bowls, crate, beds, and even a baby posing chair with different cover options that I love!
Check out the Starbucks coffee prop! She gave me such a huge smile!
My two favorite props are my Starbucks coffee and my chubby brown bear!
Detail photos are another thing I try to always get!
They are a great addition to an album or make a special collage for the nursery.
Remembering how teeny-tiny their little toes were is so awesome!
I have lots of headband options for girls and lots of outfits for both boys and girls.
There is no need to bring your own outfits, but if there is a certain style or color that you want, with enough notice I can order from my vendor in time for your session.
That is why I recommend booking your session at the beginning of your 2nd trimester.
I would love to plan a posed newborn photo session for you!
Melissa specializes in baby, toddlers, family and maternity sessions in Metro Detroit, Michigan.