Oh so much to share from this beautiful recent newborn portrait session. This little one’s mama is a very talented hair and makeup artist who works extensively with the Tri-Citie photographer community. So I knew when she contacted me about newborn baby pictures it was going to be not just beautiful but creative too.
All of my portrait session include an in person pre-session consultation. It is so critical to collaborate, so your final images turn out exactly as you want them, and they compliment your style, so they can be beautifully displayed in your home. When I can, I like to do this consult at the client’s home, so I can immediately get a feel for their personal style.
When I met with Heather I knew exactly what her distinct style was. It was soft neutrals, blushes, and gold accents. A gorgeous mixture of hard and soft, romantic and classic. Very much a Restoration Hardware look than say Pottery Barn or West Elm. Imagine if this consult hadn’t been done, and I had chosen reds and greens or something too bright for the baby portrait colors. It wouldn’t have gone with her decor at all! That’s why a custom photographer is truly that, we create art for you, for your home. You’re not just another session to me. You’ve commissioned me to create art and to document a monumental time in your life. They should be perfect, and exactly what you always dreamed of.
For this session Heather wanted to use her Vera Wang wedding dress. Would that interest me, she asked. Are you kidding! I was beyond excited about it. I thought a vintage dress form would be the perfect way to display it. Heather found one at Melange, in Sunnyside, and they graciously let us use it for the shoot. We also picked a bench from her home, and she brought her Jimmy Choo shoes she wore for the wedding. Talk about a beautiful set of props to work with. Heather surprised me that day with two absolutely perfect fresh baby’s breath halos from her favorite local florist, Twigs and Petals. What a perfect compliment they were.
The second set of props she brought was for her husband. She wanted to make a special image for his office. He’s an avid hunter, so she brought some elk antlers of his. Oh my goodness, they were giant! How cool they were to work with. I pared it with furs and naturally knitted blankets, and a driftwood slab to give it that mixture of hard and soft used throughout their home. I adore how it turned out. The images are serene and beautiful, like a baby Norse goddess.
Little baby V is such a beauty, and I’m truly honored to have captured her newborn portraits. I can’t wait to photograph her 6-month and 1-year baby portraits!
Until then enjoy!