I know I’m making a bold statement in declaring that documentary family photography is the best style there is. But I truly believe it. With documentary photography, a photo is more than a photo. It’s a story. When you capture people as they are, in their natural habitat, those images have the power to bring […]
If you’re considering getting newborn photos, you may be wondering what is the best location for your photo session. But really, the bigger question you should be asking yourself is this: Do I want to capture life as it is or do I want my photos to feel like a special occasion? Answering this question […]
In order to take stunning photos of your newborn baby with your iPhone, you will need two things: Yep, that’s it! A great photographer can make almost any camera work. Have you ever heard that saying, “The best camera is the one you have with you”? Well, that’s true! A better camera will not automatically […]
As an expecting parent, you are undoubtedly in a planning phase of your life. Putting together a crib, buying baby clothes, preparing the nursery, installing a car seat, and possibly thinking of… getting Newborn Photos. It seems obvious that this once-in-a-lifetime moment is worth capturing, but you may be asking yourself, “Is it worth hiring […]
The short answer for how I pose newborns during a photo session is: I don’t. As a Documentary-style Newborn & Family Photographer, I find that: … lead to getting great photos. Trust that things will progress and change throughout the session and you will end up with a nice variety of newborn photography poses without […]
So you’re thinking about getting Newborn Photos! That’s great! I’ve created the ultimate newborn photography checklist for you, which you can download for free at the bottom of this page. But first, here are a few things that I very strong believe: As a Newborn and Family Photographer, I hear from my clients that there […]
These photos should feel like a real day in your life. Not the day the photographer came over.
We accomplish that by making sure the outfits don’t create any kind of distraction that will take away from the emotion and story of your photos.
Let’s start with the three most common questions that come up:
1. What’s the difference between portrait, lifestyle, and documentary photography?
2. Should I have a session at home or on location?
3. Why do the costs vary so much between photographers? What am I paying for?
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