I was over the moon when Jaida came in for her newborn session. We decided we wanted to do some pretty boho setups and also of course some delicate pink colours as well. She was such a sweet baby, so sleepy and beautiful. Her dark head of hair brought me back to the memories of my two oldest daughters. She also had the roundest and cutest chubby cheeks. When you look at her you just see this cute and cuddly newborn baby girl.
New method of doing newborn sessions | Edmonton Newborn Photographer
I am so excited with the new way that I go about doing newborn sessions. This allows me to meet the families before the session and really get to plan out what you want and get to know the type of person you are. When someone contacts me for a newborn session, we begin with a phone call to discuss details and chat. This phone call allows us to find out if we are the perfect fit for each other. If we are, the next step is meeting in person at the studio or virtually over zoom and discussing all the important details of the newborn session. This allows parents to really get those questions answered as well, and plan out the setups that they want. You are also able to see all the products and options to order ahead of time. My Edmonton Newborn Photography studio is located conveniently near the Edmonton International Airport and super easy to find! The great thing about this, it allows no surprises! I am not one to encourage surprising my clients. I want you to book in knowing exactly what services are being provided. I also care a lot about offering quality products to my clients that are sourced from countries such as Italy, Poland and USA. I am always on the hunt for unique items as well that not everyone has. At the consultation, you do pay and book your session fee. Once your newborn baby arrives, then we schedule the newborn session under 14 days old. If you are wondering why under 14 days old, check out my blog post.
I provide all of the props and clothing items and fabrics, tiebacks and bonnets that are necessary to do a beautifully styled newborn session. Did you know that newborn props, are created and sold by vendors specifically for newborn photographers? Each time adds up so quite an expensive collection. These collections are available so that you have the most beautiful items for your newborn session. I am always updating my collections and trying out new props with new ideas so that my clients have all the latest options.
After the baby has had the newborn session, we actually schedule a reveal appointment that will be done around 7-10 days after the session. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to sit down and view your images over a slide show first, and then be able to go through all of them. You only buy what you love! And that’s why I am so happy to offer my sessions this way.
Jaida’s final gallery | Edmonton Newborn Photographer
Let’s begin with Jaida’s first pose on the fabric. She was so adorable and easy going with it that I was able to do the froggy pose in two different angles. I love this pose because it put emphasis on her chubby cheeks and her thick head of hair, showcasing all of her pretty features.
Of course after this cutie did the froggy pose we transitioned into the Tushy up or bum up pose. This is one of the oldest and most common poses at a newborn session. It allows us to see those squishy back rolls too.
Her gorgeous features really show in all of these poses. One of my very favourite poses of course is the one coming. This is called the side sleeper pose. This is just so adorable because this is something that I can picture a newborn baby doing laying on the bed, all cozy and dreaming deeply. I’m also obsessed with this outfit. It was sourced from a vendor in the states. It was not cheap but it was worth every penny!
We call this pose the chin on hands pose. I also love this pose because it shows how tiny they are on the fabric. I also love this pose so much because it is the ultimate newborn photography pose to accomplish. This is one of the hardest fabric poses to nail! Why? Well because babies don’t like to have their arms up! They fight you about it. But I have a great technique that I implement and I can usually get every single baby into this pose!
Now I move on to props. Props are fun and usually pretty fast to accomplish. They are usually faster than fabric posing because the baby is now wrapped and not naked anymore. I must mention if you are not a fan of the naked newborn posing, please make sure to tell your photographer well in advance before your newborn session so they can plan out accordingly! We now jump into the first newborn prop pose which is almost always the potato in a prop pose. We can it this way because of the way they are swaddled. This is a special technique of wrapping. You can learn how if you check out my newborn potato wrap tutorial on my other website.
The great thing about that pose and wrap specifically is that it usually will settle a baby back to sleep if they wake up. I love to transition into the bucket style pose. But of course we did this with a Boho newborn style twist. Doesn’t she look absolutely adorable in this basket with all the florals and draped fabric?
If you’ve been following my work for a while, you’ll definitely see the trend that I love incorporating flowers or greenery into prop poses if I can. Next of course we love our heart bowl. This is one of the most requested props that I have. We can use it either under fabric and it shows off that pretty outline of the heart, or we can use it as is on the wood floor. Either way, no matter what methods its used in, your newborn is posed in a heart shaped prop! What’s better then that?
The funny thing about this image, is I only actually got about 3 shots of it before she kicked her legs out. I was so glad that I did get this because we could keep moving forward with the next setup:) This of course was baby Jaida snuggling with her big sisters and her parents for the family portion.
I love the look of my white washed brick wall. I’ve also put great effort into leaning towards the boho vibes in decor! This has become a great option for my clients. And of course we had to show Jaida off in one more cute and colourful setup to show off just how gorgeous she is! I hope you enjoyed this pretty & boho blog post about little Jaida. This will also give you a really good idea on what can be incorporated into your session if you don’t really know what you like yet.