Session Share: Simple and Fresh Lifestyle Newborn
Newborns alone are a phenomenal inspiration for me. You can look at a photo of them and almost hear their coos [and their cries]. Lifestyle photography though provides even more inspiration for sessions. It’s so rare that mom wants to be a part of her newborns session. I get it. I have two children of my own. The last thing you feel after delivering a baby, is beautiful! But there are few things in life that are more beautiful than that of a new mom [and her baby]. So when this new mom contacted me and we spoke about doing a Lifestyle Newborn session, her enthusiasm radiated towards me and I couldn’t wait to meet them.
It’s a toss up between dad, and the rocking chair! Dad was so involved, and so in love. With both of his girls. It was immediate what a kind and gentle soul he was, and I could have photographed him holding his little girl all day! When he looked at her, it’s as if no one else were in the room. I noticed this when he looked at mom too. I fell in love with them! As for the rocking chair, LOL, mom and dad didn’t think much of it, but the photo shown below from this session may very well be one of my all time favorite newborn photos! Sometimes, it’s the simple things that make the most statement in a photograph and help to tell it’s story.
Time of day. We started the session around 7:30pm EDT here in New York. Being that it was already coming up to sunset and we were shooting indoors, I knew the clock was working against me. The minute I got home and uploaded my photos and culled them, I knew we rocked it!!
As much fun as a posed newborn session is, a LIfestyle newborn session tends to inspire my creativity more. I love getting to work with mom and dad as opposed to them sitting on the sidelines. People sometimes forget, that while it’s a new baby, it’s a new mom and dad too. I think they’re just as special and deserve to feel that way and have it reflected in their photos. They will treasure that forever!
napcp contributor meet Whitney Schloss
About the Contributor: Hi I'm Whitney. A portrait photographer located in New York, serving NY and NJ. I specialize in Maternity, Newborn, 6-9 mos, One Year / Cake Smash and Family. I work with both natural light & studio light and am an on location photographer.
The February 2018 International Image Competition is HereSince its inception in 2009, NAPCP has created a collaborative community that educates and inspires child photographers. Our success lies ultimately in the success of our members, whom we greatly value. As you prepare to enter the February 2018 International Image Competition, make sure you review the Competition Rules & Guidelines. We could not be […]
#NAPCPNew Round-UpWe rounded up a few of our favorite #NAPCPNew Instagram submissions to inspire you get clickin’ for February’s #NAPCPXOXO tag! Elise Travis Photography Samantha Sloan Photography Cheryl Groff Photography Mandy Johnson Photography Tina Krafts Photography Jenny Perry Photography Michele Zakeri Photography Keri Jones Photography Sharon Neves Photography Visit the #NAPCPNew tag on Instagram to see […]
NAPCP is Hiring!NAPCP Friends and Members, We’re thrilled to announce we will be adding to our team! We’re seeking a positive, energetic, and highly motivated team member to coordinate our Member Community and communications. This role involves collaborating with all team members (editorial, creative, administrative, marketing, tech) to meet organization goals and metrics while keeping NAPCP’s mission […]
What to Wear – Lifestyle Newborn SessionAfter a client books a session, the first question that they ask is “What should we wear?” I really love documenting lifestyle newborn sessions because clients can incorporate themselves into the session … their home, their colors and of course their style. These sessions are candid, relaxed and if done right, truly showcase the new […]
We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.
NAPCP.com (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.
January Inspired Magazine: The Summit Recap!
This month’s issue of Inspired features all the details from the 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, Georgia! Click here to see all of the beautiful details, learn more about how you can get the materials from the Summit in the NAPCP Store … and get a sneak peek at the judges for the 2018 International […]
December Inspired Magazine: Featuring Kristen Montgomery!
This month’s issue of Inspired features Kristen Montgomery of Kristen Montgomery Photography. Click here to see her beautiful work, learn more about the 2018 Marketing Summit and get a sneak peek at the 2018 NAPCP Image Competitions! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save
November Inspired Magazine: Featuring Hannah Drews Eggert!
Click here to read our November magazine featuring Hannah Drews Eggert! See Hannah’s beautiful work, learn more about the 2018 Marketing Summit and read about the NAPCP 2017 Photographer of the Year! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save
Marketing Summit 2018: You’re Invited!
You’re invited to register for our January 17-19, 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, today! Registration is LIVE. We’re talkin’ setting and accomplishing goals, the best way to market yourself through blogging and email campaigns, and anything and everything you need to know about growing your social media presence organically (read: in the best possible way). […]
The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com