Newborn Lifestyle Portraits in Denver
Although I haven’t kept up on blogging, I am finally photographing families, newborn lifestyle portraits and elopements again after a forced two month break! All my large weddings have been postponed to 2021, so I am loving slower Saturdays this summer. Filling them with hikes and lots of outdoor time.
Luckily, I was able to photograph this sweet baby girl before quarantine happened. Baby Charlotte is no longer a newborn anymore. I just delivered her album and it is the cutest! It has a linen cover that matches her outfit perfectly.
I adore doing newborn lifestyle portraits at home because your home holds so many memories, even more so now after quarantine! One of my favorite things to observe during a session is the way parents are getting to know their new baby. Each baby has such a different personality, and learning that is so important as a parent. Do you have a chill baby, a FOMO baby, an impatient baby, an observer?
Newborn sessions can feel so stressful in the moment if your newborn is hungry and unhappy, and it can seem like all they did was fuss. But guess what? That’s rarely so, and that’s often how newborns are! They cry, sleep, eat and poop – often times all within 10 minutes. Luckily, I don’t need a long stretch of happy baby time. I love real life where mom is cuddling baby, or dad is singing to calm him down. Those moments make beautiful photographs.
With COVID and newborn sessions, I am wearing a mask, not handling the baby and making sure to remain social distanced as much as possible. It’s hard and different to not be able to help a mom or dad out with hands-on positioning, but I know COVID and these restrictions won’t last forever, and of course number one priority is keeping my clients safe and healthy!