I greatly enjoyed photographing this sweet newborn. Her session was a combination of posed and lifestyle photography, which is always fun for me. Her parents had their own unique requests that were incorporated into the images. When trying to decide what props to bring I brought up a few different suggestions to Mom. Mom referred to her and her husband as "sci fi ish/geeky." I didn't have any science fiction type props but I decided to pack a stack of Dr. Suess books and popped the lenses out of my toddlers sun glasses. When I told Mom my idea we swapped out the Dr. Suess for some of her and Dad's favorites.
Dad had a fedora for both him and his daughter.
Before getting baby settled to take these images a funny moment happened. Mom was watching me pose baby and remarks, "She's about to have a hiccup fit." Sure enough, not even ten seconds after Mom said this, little girl starts hiccuping! We took an intermission. I was very excited to capture a little smile.
She was sleeping so peacefully I felt guilty moving her. She was so toasty next to the heater while the rest of us roasted. I also felt guilty because my hands are always ice cold, so I'm sure she was happy to have me not handling her.
Black & Whites
I always love incorporating the parents hands. You can really see how tiny baby is and it will be a fun reminder when she's grown up.
I always love seeing the bond between a newborn and its parents. This sweet little girl, even though she was only two weeks old, followed her parents voices. Mom was positioned for some of our awake poses so that this sweet baby wouldn't strain away from my camera to find her. These two images are a couple of my favorites because you can really see how focused baby is on her Mom and Dad.
These were actually the first couple images I took during the session. The pose didn't last because baby decided she wasn't finished eating. I also don't like modeling while hungry.
Mom had a few heirlooms she wanted used during the session. This bonnet, shoes, and four post bed were her grandmother's.
Brittney Owens Photography
Fort Smith, AR Photographer specializing in newborns, family, and children sessions