About the Newborn Session at Picture Perfect NY
As with every profession, the ones who provide the service understand terminology while consumers typically don’t. In recent weeks, I’ve found that most clients typically don’t understand what some things are… To eliminate these misconceptions and misunderstandings, we decided to write this quick blog explaining the different components of a newborn session.
There are Simple images. The baby is naked, privates aren’t shown, baby can be positioned into squishy and curled-up poses. Contrary to the name, these aren’t simple to accomplish, the baby is never forced into any specific pose or is uncomfortable. This is why it is so important that a newborn session is scheduled within the first 14 days of birth as babies are still flexible and are able to be molded into poses as they were curled up so tight in the womb. We go from one post to the next, to maximize the efficiency of the session and get the most out of it.
Elegance… these are the images where the baby is wrapped or has an outfit. These are limited to a few poses but are an important part of the gallery. Putting on the outfit requires extra stimulation for the baby and might prevent the little one from sleeping. Since we need the baby to sleep, we keep the Elegance to the minimum. However, elegant images are a lifesaver when the baby isn’t the best sleeper and/or older baby, having the little one wrapped allows him/her to be calm and content, thus giving us an opportunity to capture the images that we can even if they are awake.
Creative images, and the prop scenes, are part of Cutie Pie and Royal Baby. This is where the baby is placed into something, a prop. Some of the more popular scenes are a heart bowl & floral wreath. We often get new props and display those on our social media feeds (Facebook and Instagram). At other times, we take the creative props to the next level with even more elaborate scenarios and more creative post-production. At the end of the time, we try to keep it timeless and focus on the baby. At times we take it one step further based on parents’ requests as seen below the Harry Potter setup.
Family and parent/siblings combinations.
A part of me remembers well when my kids were born and how I felt holding them. However, when daily reality sets in and further I am removed from that day, looking back on the images I have of myself with my kids, allows me to relive those moments. Therefore, I am a huge believer and lover of family pictures. Sometimes parents don’t feel comfortable being in front of the camera, at which there’s plan B 🙂 – the hands. Again the idea is to capture the bond. Last but not least, is the bond between the siblings. As long as the older sibling cooperates, we can accomplish these images and capture the start of the forever bond.