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.
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