atlanta newborn photographer

atlanta newborn photographer

Oh, baby Elwood. This cutie is one of my doula babies, and he is just so yummy!! We had so many great shots, it was hard to pick out a few to share!

I arrived for our lifestyle newborn photo session when Elwood was two weeks old. I like scheduling newborn sessions for around this age for a few reasons. Babies are still in the "newborn" stage, but it gives a family a chance to settle in a bit.

Many photographers try to photograph newborns in the first 10 days of life, while they are still super sleepy. This is so they can pose baby easily. Because I do not do any unnatural posing, I do not need to photograph newborns right away. I used to schedule in the first 10 days, but have found that I prefer to wait a little. Waiting until baby is bewteen 2-3 weeks old works better with my style of photography.

My newborn sessions are lifestyle photography sessions. To me this means somewhere between photo-journalism (fly on the wall) and portraiture (posed). It means photographing the whole family, including a family's pets and home. A newborn session for me is about the newest member of a family, and I want to document the whole family in that moment in their journey. I want to capture authentic moments--pictures of moments that are genuine. I think this type of photography will be more appreciated later on!

As with life with a newborn in general, we follow the baby's lead during a newborn session. I'm not in a rush, and expect to take many feeding breaks. Having a newborn at home can be overwhelming, and I don't want to add to the stress. I want everyone involved to relax and enjoy the time we spend together!

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 chanda Williams | maternity, newborn + family | photography + FILMS in atlanta

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