Baby L | Family Portraits

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When is a great time for new family portraits? After you have a new baby, of course!

I don’t photograph babies very often but every so often I just have make an exception, especially for a past client. Mom & Dad had a gorgeous autumn session with me at Buttertubs Marsh last fall
This time we decided on an indoor location…their living room! Shooting outdoors is fantastic but it’s a little more challenging with a little one this size and with the rain we’ve been having over the past few months so it’s always nice to have an indoor option!

In home sessions work best with an abundance of natural light and neutral decor. Big windows, patio doors, etc make great light sources and white, grey & cream colored walls make perfect backgrounds. We did add some blankets for some extra color with this little mister but that’s a matter of preference versus necessity. Thanks to a beautiful big window we had lots of gorgeous natural light to work with. A simple blanket can do so much to change the look of the scene so if the light is awesome in a particular location, like it was here,  we don’t have to do a lot of moving around.

You won’t see much for props or fancy sets in my work and what you do see, like the wrench in the little guys hand below, are provided by the client. I’m not a dedicated newborn photographer so I don’t keep an inventory of all the cute little wraps, blankets, furs & baskets, etc. I like to focus more on the little one in their home, bonding with mom & dad and other family members and keep things nice and natural 🙂

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