A Joyful, Refreshing Family Session
My newborn session style is soft and airy, and I would love my outdoor family sessions to match them. I always advise my clients to wear light, monochromatic, neutral colors to coordinate the color palette of the whole family, because they look best in the field. This family looked perfect from head to toe — even the fur color of their puppies matched the overall palette!
2. Favorite Element
Authentic interactions. I loved seeing the toddler playing with the puppies, flying in the air, standing in the field all by himself, tickled by daddy, holding mommy’s hand, etc – all of these candid, joyful moments captured in a 20-minute mini session. I couldn’t wait to see these refreshing portraits printed on their holiday cards and sent out to their family and friends.
3. Biggest Challenge
The location itself was the biggest challenge. As much as I love shooting in the field, because of its natural feel, the shoot location was actually next to a huge lake. Water and children together always raise a red flag for me. My assistant and I kept our eyes on the toddler and made sure he didn’t get too close to the water. However, once the family released the leashes, one of the puppies ran straight to the lakeside! Fortunately, we rescued it just in time, as no one would want a wet puppy in their family photos.
4. Final Thoughts
My sessions are always casual and relaxing. Although mom came to the session super well-prepared, she was still worried about all the details. Once we started shooting, the atmosphere was filled with giggles and laughter. I knew the session would turn out gorgeous. I kept showing mom how the images looked from the back of my camera. She felt more confident and looked more relaxed. She walked away with a big smile on her face, feeling relieved and excited to view her gallery.
With neutral and soft palette, pure light, and layers of texture, Teresa Yiu creates artistic images to display the natural beauty of maternity, newborn, baby, and family. Her brand speaks for itself in the simple, elegant, and authentic style portrayed, as well as the fine art custom experience she delivers to her clients. Teresa’s photographic vision and style is especially influenced by her role as a mother. She graduated from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston with a Ph.D. in Genes & Development in 2008 and was working as a researcher. In 2015, Teresa was called to leave her full-time job in order to focus more on her family and her photography business. She lives in Houston, Texas, a place she’s called home since she married her husband in 2005. With her mother’s heart, she established Teresa Yiu Photography to capture the pure joy and beauty of motherhood, newborn, baby, and toddlers.
napcp contributor meet Katie Mitchell
About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire! After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.
NAPCP Announces Photographer of the Year: 2018!We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Photographer of the Year, Tracy Sweeney of Elan Studio. One of Tracy’s winning images was featured on a digital billboard in New York City’s immense, brilliant, and monumental Times Square. In addition to being one of the highest recipients of wins and medallions in both NAPCP’s digital and […]
January 2019 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Tracy Sweeney!Our all-new Inspired is HERE and we’re celebrating! We LOVE this magazine, and we’re so, so excited to share what we’ve been working hard on these past few months! Brand new features, a special Black and White issue, and alllll the do’s for sharing your gifts and giving back to the community you love! You’re […]
We’re Loving This Newborn Session with an Older BabyThough most newborn photographers subscribe to the 7-10 day ideal for posed newborn photography, some of my best and most successful newborn sessions take place when the baby is closer to 2 weeks old. A few days isn’t going to make a huge difference in the sleepiness or flexibility factors, but those extra days can […]
December 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Megan Gonzalez!NAPCP’s December 2018 issue of Inspired magazine features Megan Gonzalez of Upon Waves, a feature article by newborn photographer Jessica Lynch, information about the 2019 Educational Summit and more! Snuggle up with a warm blanket and dive right in! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and […]
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 2019 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Tracy Sweeney!
Our all-new Inspired is HERE and we’re celebrating! We LOVE this magazine, and we’re so, so excited to share what we’ve been working hard on these past few months! Brand new features, a special Black and White issue, and alllll the do’s for sharing your gifts and giving back to the community you love! You’re […]
December 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Megan Gonzalez!
NAPCP’s December 2018 issue of Inspired magazine features Megan Gonzalez of Upon Waves, a feature article by newborn photographer Jessica Lynch, information about the 2019 Educational Summit and more! Snuggle up with a warm blanket and dive right in! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and […]
November 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Pamela Salai!
NAPCP’s November 2018 issue of Inspired magazine features Pamela Salai of Pamela Salai Photography, holiday NAPCP Gatherings, details on the 2019 Educational Summit, child portrait session tips, 4 Myths About School Photography, and more! Grab a cup of coffee and dive in! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with […]
Registration is NOW OPEN!! NAPCP Educational Summit
Hey, NAPCP! We hope you’re feeling refreshed and energized. We hopped right outta bed this morning because we’ve been looking forward to this day all weekend! Join us and our 6 amazing speakers, in Atlanta, Georgia, for the NAPCP Educational Summit! January 23, 2019 In one day you’ll learn about how being “discovered” is the […]
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