As your precious newborn grows bigger day by day, let us use our creative eye to help capture these priceless moments. Newborn photography is a highly specialized field in which Line & Roots prides itself on being experts. We are here to bring you beautiful photos of the new addition to your family so that you have these photographs to look back on for the years to come.
Finding cute poses for your newborn is part of our expertise. We will gently guide their bodies into cute, artistic, and serene poses. As with all of our genres of photography, we start with a basic foundation of poses and make micro adjustments to change the look and feel of the image. There are three basic positions for newborns: on their backs, on their sides, or on their stomachs. From there, we use props, blankets, lighting, and our creative compositions to change each image.
Examples of side (left), back (middle), and stomach (right) poses
Newborn safety is our top priority. We never put newborns in risky positions or unsafe circumstances. We use specially trained photographers and assistants that know how to pose a baby properly and safely.
Our style of post production for newborn photography is similar to our processing for our Lin & Jirsa wedding photography. The main difference is that we lean towards a more bright and airy style as opposed to our typical vibrant and HD style that we use primarily in our wedding photos. The result is a much softer look, like you see below.
Example of our newborn photography post production.
Personalize your Newborn Photography
We love including personal touches to your newborn photos. If mom and dad love a particular sports team or fell in love in a foreign country, we should definitely consider including those elements in the newborn photos.
Baby Jordan’s parents are both dentists with an artistic side. This was taken in front of a mural in their home that they painted themselves.
Newborn Photography FAQs
When should we take newborn photos?
We recommend that you take your newborn photos between 5-10 days. There are a couple reasons behind scheduling your newborn session at this time with the first being that newborns are easiest to work with within the first 2 weeks of being born. It is during this period, newborns are sleeping the majority of the day which makes it very easy to get them into poses. In addition, because the newborn hasn’t been out of the womb for a long period of time, they are more likely to curl up in “womb-like” poses, stay asleep longer, and don’t mind being unclothed.
How long are newborn photography sessions?
Newborn Photography Sessions can last anywhere from 2-4 hours. We typically allow for a range in time as we work on the baby’s schedule. A newborn session progresses as the baby’s temperament, health, and mood allows. We follow their cues, so they remain as comfortable as possible. If baby needs to be comforted, fed, or changed we will stop for as long as necessary. As such the session may vary.
Are props included? If so, what kind of props are there?
We do provide an assortment of props for the newborn photos but we also strongly encourage parents to also have their own props as to help create more personalized photos for the baby.
Here is a list of some of the props we are able to provide for your newborn photography session:
- Wraps in various colors
- Assorted back drops
- Knit hats (for boys and girls)
- Headbands for girls in various colors
- A nest
- Baskets and buckets
What do I do to help prepare my baby for the Newborn Photography Session?
There are a few things that parents should do before the start of a newborn photography session. First, have the newborn cleaned with a sponge bath prior to the shoot. This helps in removing any dry and loose skin the baby may have. Secondly, try to keep the baby awake and unfed 1-2 hours prior to the shoot. We will ask you to feed and change baby once you arrive. If the parents or siblings would like to be in the photos please come ready or have outfits available to change into. If the baby is nursing you may want to eat a bland diet 1-2 days prior to the shoot as certain foods the mother eats can cause the baby to become gassy and fussy. Please check with your doctor first. If the baby is formula fed you may want to bring extra bottles as baby may become hungry and need to be fed during the session.
Will we need to help during the photography session?
No. We use specially trained newborn photographers and assistants that know how to pose a baby properly and safely. We want your time here to be enjoyable and relaxing.
How many images do I receive & how long does it take for me to get the images?
After the photography session, it will take about 2 weeks before you will receive 25 images that have each been processed with our unique style of basic post production.
Will the photographers come to my house or will I need to come to the studio? Is there a traveling fee for them if they do come to my home?
In order to accommodate you and your new addition, we actually prefer to do the newborn photo session at our studio as to control and create a more comfortable and personalized environment for you and your baby. We will travel to your house for the newborn photography session with an additional charge.
Will any retouching be included to remove rashes, birthmarks, baby acne, etc.?
Advanced retouching of any kind is upon parent request and will be subject to an additional charge.
How Do I book?
Book your session today by contacting our studio manager at 949.287.2153 or [email protected]
Can I see More of Your Newborn Photography?
Of Course! Click Here to see more pictures from our photographers.