Emily had contacted the studio to learn more about booking maternity session and had so much fun during it that she and her husband booked an Austin newborn photo session for her soon to arrive baby boy Eoin too!
Emily updated me with a scheduled induction date, but little Eoin ended up arriving on his own 5 days early! He was healthy with no issues or NICU needed, and his mom and dad couldn’t have been more excited to meet him!
On the morning of their session, they arrived at the studio with baby Eoin! Emily wanted a color scheme of dusty blues and grays with some pops of cream. Upon their arrival I had everything ready for them and baby Eoin. I showed them all of the props I had selected and they loved everything. Emily had requested a setup with one of my baskets with baby holding my little stuffed bunny. Of course I loved the idea!
Baby Eoin was awake when the family arrived, and Emily expressed concern that this would be a problem. I let her know that it actually wasn’t, because he was calm and content. I took the opportunity to get an open eyed photo of him, and it’s a good thing I did because his awake period was very short lived. He stayed awake for all of the first two minutes and then I didn’t see his eyes open again for the rest of the time he was in the studio!
If your baby is awake and they’re fussy, I’ll have you snuggle or feed them! Sometimes babies get fussy when they have an uncomfortable diaper as well – we will figure out what your baby needs and get them happy again!
BLUE & GREY COLOR SCHEME | Austin Newborn Photo
I have a wide assortment of soft colors when it comes to my wraps and drops for the setups at your newborn session. These setups include beanbag posing flow, a flokati setup, and a basket/bucket/prop setup. In each setup I will slowly work with baby to keep them comfy and happy while creating gorgeous photos for you. I will take photos at different angles and focal lengths. I will be working to give you a wide variety of photos in your resulting newborn photo gallery. I choose props based on your color scheme selection on your questionnaire. There is more than one way to work a color scheme, and each session is unique! My styles is truly classic and will look beautiful decades from now. Using soft colors keeps the focus on your baby and their unique details, which is exactly where it should be! My posing and wrapping techniques are very natural and led by your baby and their degree of sleepiness and flexibility. I won’t force your baby into any position they aren’t comfortable in, because their comfort and safety is my priority.
After I finished up with Eoin’s solo portraits for his Austin newborn photo shoot, Emily took him for a diaper change and a feeding since he was due to eat. He was such a sleepy little guy that his parents had to wake him up somewhat to feed him!
One of my most favorite parts of newborn session is photographing brand new parents together with their little one! There is so much palpable love coupled with awe and wonder. If this is your first baby, and you don’t have a ton of hands on experience with newborns, you are likely still getting used to handling them and moving around…especially while standing up! As I’ve stated already, my top priority during newborn sessions is your baby’s safety. I will verbally communicate what to do and will model for you with demonstrations as needed. There’s are plenty of different ways to hold a baby – so if you aren’t quite confident holding your baby in the way I ask, I’ll quickly pivot and come up with an alternative that feels good and secure for you!
I’m here to make your session experience easy as stress-free as possible for you! During your time with me, I will handle all the little things so you don’t have to worry about them. I’ll tuck stray hairs, adjust your head angle so you don’t give yourself a double chin, and straighten your clothes. Your focus will be on your baby, and you will only have to worry about relaxing and enjoying yourself!
Mom and dad loved the images from Eoin’s newborn session so much that they chose to keep the full gallery! They are planning to return for Eoin’s milestone sessions and we’ll create a compilation album at the very end of his First Year!
If you’re pregnant and thinking about a newborn session, congratulations! I’d love to work with your family and document this special time in your lives with beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime.
Enjoy some of my favorite images from this handsome little guy’s newborn session!