It’s Denver Baby Photography week! (Ok, not really – I made that up. But that last blog post of baby props really put me in the mood to share some of my favorite Denver baby photos – some with props, and some just pure newborn baby goodness!
(BTW, if you are looking to have newborn photos taken of your baby, I always recommend booking in your 6th month, about 3 months from your due date. We’ll put a date on the calendar approx 5 days after birth (but always before 10 days old!), and I’ll keep some flexibility in the weeks before and after, so make sure we can slide the date around to accommodate your actual delivery date. )
A quick word on baby skin – newborn baby skin can be quite splotchy, dry, red, etc. I do a little skin smoothing, but I don’t want your baby to look like he or she is made of plastic. I prefer a more natural look – or perhaps we should call it a “slightly optimized” natural look. 😉
Artistic Denver Baby Photography
Here’s a little BTS (behind the scenes) peek at my ever-growing baby prop collection. I tend to do more natural / lifestyle baby images, and I esp like to make images that include parents. But, we will usually do at least one or two of the “posed” images, and parents have a huge collection to select from! Do you see the “lions and tigers and bears” in the upper right/ Or the hungry caterpillar in the lower left, near the owl? Of course we have all three major sports: football, soccer and basketball (sorry baseball – I don’t have you here, but we did use a father’s baseball glove once, and put his baby son in it!). There is also a lion, and Xmas props and even a sock monkey!
Here are the props, sans bebe:
And here are some images using those props. Adorbs, right?
Denver Baby Photography
A boy and his favorite toys. Photos that capture your kid’s unique personality might not always include their face – this is a perfect example. I love how it captures the fun, quirky magic of childhood. Hexbug nanos are a favorite…and, I guess jingle bells? Funny backstory – he insisted on leaving the hexbugs switched on, so they kept vibrating off his leg and onto the floor….
BTW, capturing your child or family’s true spirit is one of the things that my clients most frequently mention when describing what it is like to work with me.
Denver Family Photographer
This one is from a Denver newborn family photography session a few months back. Don’t they look like a rockstar family?
She’s one of my favorites! And she has been a little sick recently, so I hope this cheers her up.
Mamma texted me a photo before this shoot (her fourth shoot with me, I think) and it had three shirts laying on a bed – one for her, one for her older son and one for her husband. I mistakenly thought her son was supposed to wear all three shirts layered (obvs -the photo didn’t do a great job of showing the relative sizes). I wrote back something like….”all three shirts layered? I think he will get hot.” LOL. Then she explained what she meant.
BTW, getting the clothing together for your family shoot can be stressful – but it can also be a blast! After years of doing family portraits, I know that getting the clothes together for your family shoot can be challenging- so I offer lots of prep help in different formats, to meet your own preferred style of learning. I have email/text tips, Pinterest Boards, and even a custom Studio Magazine with prep tips and suggestions for any type of photoshoot. Of course, I also offer help via phone and/or text.
Anyway, I loved this shoot. Her beautiful, stylish home was designed by her, and has the most amazing light everywhere.
Denver Newborn Baby Photographer
Here is an absolute fav from a recent Denver newborn + family portrait session:
Erin (above) came for her viewing session – She told me she was so excited that she couldn’t sleep the night before. 😉 We did the shoot in her fabulous, light-filled custom designed (by her) home, but we met for the viewing session @ my studio. We opened the wine, had a few snacks and then previewed her images.
After she saw the images for the first time, she said “Oh, I love you and I hate you.” (The “love” was b/c of how fab the images were….and the”hate” was a joke, because they were so amazing that it was going to be hard to pick her favorites.)
That’s what we do @ the viewing sessions – you get to see the images, you are wowed and overwhelmed (but very happy) and then I help you select your favorites depending on what you are planning to do (wall canvas, album, gifts for others, prints for the office, digital files, etc.). It can take 1 – 2 hours to do this, but you’ll end up with your favorite images in exactly the products you want! I can even superimpose properly scaled images onto an image of your wall. Here is a sample, taken from another family’s viewing session:
I had one of my personal favs made up into a matted print as a special thank you b/c this is the fourth time I have photographed her family and I absolutely adore them all. Here is a snapshot of her with it. She loved this image so much she told me it distracted her as she drove home.
Denver Children’s and Family Photographer
As as Denver Newborn Photographer, I am so honored to photograph your baby’s first few days of life. Remember the yoga maternity images from last month? Here is her sweet baby boy – – just 5 days new. He is resting on a blanket his parents got in Nepal, when they were both teaching overseas.
That’s one of the things I suggest to new parents in their Newborn Photo Session Prep Tips; think about any special items from your home, or heirlooms that you would like to incorporate into your baby’s newborn portraits. Perhaps a rocking chair you had when you were a kid, or perhaps a special blanket you got in your travels. I’ve even photographed a newborn baby (a Triplet) with the photo of the Great Grandma she was named after.
Denver Newborn Photographer
Denver Newborn Baby Photographer