newborn & family photography resources

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Choosing your print products is perhaps the most important part of the whole process when working with a Newborn or Family Photographer. Looking at your photos on a screen will never compare to the feeling of seeing them on your walls everyday, or flipping through the pages of an album with your children. Here are […]

My Favorite Photography Print Products (And Why You Should Buy Them)

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Client Tips

The Secret To Relaxing In Front Of the Camera

As ubiquitous as phone cameras are, I don’t know anyone who can remain completely unphased with a big camera pointed at their face. That means we could all use a little help when it comes to relaxing in front of the camera. It’s intense to be professionally photographed. Especially when taking documentary-style photos. Without all the […]

Family of four - two moms, toddler son, and baby girl - read books together on the couch.
Client Tips

Why You Should Schedule Multiple Photo Sessions During Your Baby’s First Year

Having a baby is one of life’s most extraordinary moments, filled with ALL the feels – overwhelming joy, love, sleep deprivation, wonder, exhaustion, and everything else in between. The first year with a new baby often feels like a total blur. Which is why there are so many benefits to capturing that time through multiple […]

Newborn Photography

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 […]

How to Choose the Best Location for Newborn Photos

A new mom shushes her newborn baby while standing barefoot in the middle of her messy living room.
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How to Take Stunning Newborn Photos with Your iPhone

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 […]

Self portrait of photographer Marjorie Cohen holding her newborn baby. They are in a pocket of light in an otherwise dimly lit room.
Newborn Photography

How much does newborn photography cost?

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 […]

Black & white image of little newborn feet in mom's hands.
Newborn Photography

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 Poses (Shot List Included!)

Newborn Photography

The Newborn Photography Checklist for Parents

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 […]

Overhead photo of a newborn born in his crib, his pose reminds us of superman
Newborn Photography

What to Wear for a Newborn Photo Session

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.

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

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?

Finding the Right Newborn Photographer

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