Updated: Sep 24, 2020
Of course your little one is the star of your newborn session, and the main focus, but it is so important to also capture your newly formed family. Why have baby and parent photos taken? I believe that capturing baby and parent photos is actually the most important part of a newborn session. These photos allow the love you have for your newborn to be remembered for the rest of your life, and for future generations too! It is a way to document your growing family, the family photos from your newborn sessions are the photos that need to be printed and displayed proudly in your home. 5 Must have newborn and parent photos: 1. Baby in dad's BIG hands. It is always amazing to see how tiny your baby is against your adult sized hands. Photographing your baby in the arms of their dad is a great way to emphasise how small your newborn really is.
2. A family portrait. Welcoming a new member into your family is one of the most significant things that will happen to you. You might have just given birth to a baby, but you have also become parents, your life has changed too.
Looking back at family portraits over the years is something you’ll be sure to gain lots of pleasure from in years to come. Which is why I love doing these baby and parent photos for you as part of your newborn photoshoot. They will become special family heirlooms in the future.
3. In a mother arms. Becoming a mother is overwhelming and life changing, lots of different emotions will be running through your head. You have so much love for your newborn, and the life you have ahead of you, these moments are so precious and need to be captured. There is nothing more beautiful than the loving glance of a new parent as they look down on their baby in amazement and love.
4. The look between your baby and you. What is cuter than the bond between you and your baby. The connection, the true love, the look you have waited 9 months to see. It is absolutely priceless.
5. 3 Generations. A baby has been born, a mother has been born, and a grandma has been born. How treasured is this moment?!
I don't want to hear any excuses, get in front of the camera. For your children, they don't care if you need your hair doing - which you don't. They don't care if you need to lose weight - which you don't. They just love you for who you are. You are all they need.