Preparing for Your Newborn Session, Beginners Guide

Newborn sessions are one of my absolutely favorite things in life. I believe that newborns are Gods way of reminding us life is precious and magical. 

However, we are dealing with new life, and there are some things to keep in mind. Bring your patience, babies are unexpected, and their feeding schedule can literally change overnight. They get overtired, they fight it and cry because they are tired. But we will listen, and we will soothe them the best we can, and once they are sleeping the magic happens. Here are a few trade secrets to make newborn sessions a bit smoother for everyone. 

Tips and Tricks for Studio or Home Sessions

  • Baby is Boss, Whatever they need, we give them. 
  • Whatever method you choose to feed your baby, be prepared to do so during the session. 
  • The need to soothe, if your baby uses pacifiers to soothe, bring them. If they use your finger, have it ready.  
  • Have diapers and wipes ready, you never know what might happen. 
  • Parents, bring hydration. Newborn sessions are long, and the room will be warm, keep yourself hydrated. 
  • You are more than welcome to bring any special blankets, stuffed animals or love tokens (wedding rings)

Home Sessions

For newborn sessions done in your home, please have a clean space (clutter free) ready near a natural light source. It can be in your room, the baby's room, living room, anywhere there is enough space to shoot and has nice natural lighting. Make sure your home is warm, the warmer baby is, the happier they will be.  
I will bring a couple of my baskets, outfits, and props that are easy to travel with. If you have a newborn pillow or boppy, we will need to use it. If you don't have one, please let me know before the session so that I may bring mine. 

Finally, just relax and enjoy the time with your brand new love. 
 

Getting Creative with Birthday Sessions, Dallas -Ft. Worth Lifestyle Photography

When it comes to milestone or birthday photos, it seems the sessions are easy when our kiddos are little, but as they get bigger, creativity seems to hit the highway.  Now, before I proceed I don't recommend breaking the law to get a stellar portrait session, but I am always up for something new. 

For this cutie's third birthday photos, his Mama came to me with an idea that I couldn't help but get on board with right away.  Her little man loves all things heavy equipment and dirt related, so she asked about shooting at a construction site.   

We planned for a Sunday, and the photos turned out amazing. Every photo I edited made me smile because of how happy he was to be doing something he loved.  

No one knows your kiddo like you do, so if you have a vision or the start of vision lets work together to bring it to fruition the best we can!  

Without further ado, here are some of my favorites from this cute little construction session.  To book a birthday session for your little visit the about me page. 

Enjoy!

Sarah 

Client Home Lifestyle Session, Dallas-Ft. Worth Family Photography

Are your family photos in need of a serious update, but you are afraid you just don't have the time or the patience to dress the kids, load them up and last through a whole photography session? Not too mention this crazy Texas weather always presents a location challenge. Well, I just might have the answer to your common, very common photography problem. Schedule the session in your home!! Hold on, hold on, before you start freaking out about cleaning the whole house, there is no need for that. Well unless you want me to take photos of the whole house, but the following are some of my favorites taken during a lifestyle portrait session in a client home on their couch. The photos turned out gorgeous and everyone was happy during the session.  Mom and Dad had a little glass of wine to sip on, the kids were playing happily when they weren't needed for pictures and there was even football on in the background. Eazy peasy.  All I need is some nice natural light and space to shoot the photos. Want photos of the kids playing together? Done. Want a fun singing and dancing in the kitchen while making pancakes portriat? Let's do it!  I would love to bring your vision to life.  

Sound like a lifestyle session is just what your family needs? Let's chat! 

First Birthday Studio Sessions, Grapevine Texas

I love first birthday sessions. The parents are so excited for this milestone, and the kiddos, well the kiddos are just adorable. I feel so blessed to be able to spend an hour with families celebrating the joys of the last year. 

We will work together to create the perfect session. I love hearing your ideas and making your vision come to life. First birthday magic is what I like to call it. 

Booking for 2018 has started, grab your spot today!