I’m so lucky to work with clients over and over again! I’m always honored to capture each new chapter – this time as a metro Detroit newborn photographer! Amber and Ben first stepped in front of my camera in December 2018 for their engagement session and I’ve been lucky enough to photograph their wedding and now baby Rowan’s arrival at their home last October!
My approach as a Metro Detroit newborn photographer is to make newborn photos as relaxing of an experience as possible. Now that I’ve had my first baby, I can tell you that I absolutely couldn’t have created the best photographs of my family in the weeks post-birth. I left it to another professional pal to do it for us and I’m so glad I did!
Babies change so quickly. I never really believed this until I had my own. From fresh newborn, they look so different at even 8 weeks old! It’s crazy how quickly that time goes and how soon your baby doesn’t look little anymore.
Rowan’s momma has great taste – here’s her wedding in case you’re wondering – and their home was a perfect setting. Rowan wasn’t the happiest of campers but you can’t tell, can you? This is why I leave 2 hours for newborn sessions – plenty of time for feeds and soothing which all newborns need – they aren’t on a schedule! Big sister Rory was a great help and I know she has been the best big sister as Rowan has grown; he’s nearing 10 months old now!
Baby Ronnie came just a little early! Instead of being a September baby, he was born on the last day of August! A little early and just a wee one!
This Grosse Pointe newborn photographer visited him and his momma at home for some newborn photos – and he was just the sweetest thing! We focused mostly on Ronnie, but still capturing him in a lifestyle way in his environment. No elaborate posing here. He wasn’t into swaddling so we just took our cues from him and still captured these sweet images. I always let the baby guide us!
In 2020, this Royal Oak newborn photographer photographed so many baby boys, so being able to meet this baby girl, Maeve, was so sweet! All newborn babies are lovely, but it was a nice change of pace to photograph a baby girl with a soft nursery and headbands!
I know these two sisters will be great pals – they really do remind me so much of me and my younger sister (down to the hair color and age difference)! No stranger to the camera, Rowan was able to show me around and keep me busy while Maeve took some feeding breaks.
In home newborn sessions are some of my favorite sessions. Even when the family is adjusting to a new member and everything seems chaotic, there’s always sweet moments in between. I try to capture those and keep it as relaxed as possible. I leave us plenty of time because babies (and toddlers, let’s be real) are unpredictable!
In 2020, I got to meet so many new babies – and many were boys! The Imbrunnones had just moved into their new house and baby Joseph was born early! We were able to capture some of their first memories as a family of four. This Harrison Township newborn photographer enjoyed meeting them, seeing their new space and capturing these memories for them!
Baby Joey was pretty wide-eyed for a great deal of his session – and his eyes are so beautiful! I don’t believe newborns need to sleep the entire session – it’s okay if they’re awake. Lifestyle sessions aren’t meant to be perfectly posed – they’re done in your home for a reason!
Sweet baby Jack! He is now so big as these lifestyle newborn photos were taken back in June, but he was the sweetest baby! This Shelby Township newborn photographer loved meeting this brand new family of four in their home for an in-home newborn session. This crew was referred to me by another one of my newborn clients — and referrals always make for the best clients!
It’s kind of amazing how second born children always seem chiller than working with a first born baby. Don’t get me wrong – all babies cry at some point during their session and I’ve yet to have one sleep the entire time – but second children must be used to the chaos a little more than only children. I’m not an expert by any means!
Jack didn’t open his eyes much until the end of our session, which was perfect for his solo shots! I really love just having baby in a simple onesie and swaddle. For Jack, we mostly just used the onesie because he was being so chill and he’s a summer baby!
With the arrival of baby Kendall, this beautiful family has two beautiful girls! Before COVID took off in mid-March, this Birmingham newborn photographer was able to spend a Sunday morning with a sleeping Kendall, big sister Aubrey, mom, and dad in their beautiful home, which was picture perfect in every way!
Not only did Kendall sleep basically the whole time (which was new for me, as my newborns usually love to be wide awake), but Aubrey was simply adorable and a wonderful big sister. I know these two are going to have so many adventures and memories. Their age gap is close to me and my sister’s and I love having a sister!