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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 […]

Why Documentary Family Photography is the Absolute Best

Photo taken through a window of a baby looking out and smiling big, his two bottom teeth showing.

How to Choose the Best Location for Newborn Photos

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 […]

A new mom shushes her newborn baby while standing barefoot in the middle of her messy living room.
Newborn Photography

Newborn Photography Poses (Shot List Included!)

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 […]

Newborn Photography

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.

What to Wear for a Newborn Photo Session

Newborn baby wearing muted mustard tones asleep in his crib.
Newborn Photography

Finding the Right Newborn Photographer

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?

Newborn Photography

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Newborn & Family Photographer