Sometimes, I have sessions where the parents come in with absolutely nothing planned- they complete trust my vision and my ability to capture the style and personality of their newborn baby- and that's great! But, I have to admit, I appreciate the challenge when I have parents who have a unique prop for me to incorporate into the photos. I think including a personal item makes the photos even more special, and this family brought in something amazing for me to use! I was so happy for my very first ever Star Wars baby! Not only that, but the baby they brought in, Baby Alexander, had a luscious head of hair and slept like a dream.
Why is this important? Most newborn photographers take 3-4 hours for capturing a few different setups of the baby. I capture twice as many sets, in half the time- just two hours! It's not about quantity, but it is about variety. I want parents to have a variety of color choices and poses so that they can choose their favorites----- and sometimes, they can't choose, and have to have them all!
I want to make sure that I capture every feature that makes a new mom's heart melt- those chunky cheeks, that swirl of hair, those eyelashes- as well as different colors and props that will eventually end up as beautiful artwork all over the client's house.
It's also super important to me that my clients are happy, and comfortable. A newborn session needs to be very warm, because babies can't regulate their body temperature very well yet. A new mom doesn't want to sit around, being uncomfortable in a hot studio, for 3-4 hours. My no-stress environmental techniques aren't just for the newborns- I want the whole experience to be amazing for the entire family.
Baby Alexander was perfect in every way, and he did so well that we even got to go out to a nearby park at the end of our session for some outdoor family photos! It was a great way to cool off and the Texas sunset was gorgeous. It's one of my favorite perks of Central Texas. Enjoy a peek at our time together! Much love, Kathryn- The Central Texas/ Fort Hood Newborn Photographer