Last Weeks Newborns / by Natalie Van

Last week I had 4 newborns, and one mother son session. I really wanted to have a separate blog post for each session, but since it’s been a while since I’ve blogged I decided to make one super mega blog post!

Newborn sessions are my favorite. I love capturing brand new babies in their pure & simplest state.  A couple of my newborns were from a model call I had because I wanted to freely photograph my creative ideas with some props I had made & bought. A lot of my mamas tend to prefer the posed shots, (which I LOVE as well too!), so it was nice to be able to freely style the prop shots with some props that I made myself! I usually stick to a very neutral palette, but I really love the color pop in some of the images.

My newborns last week were all such dreams to work with! I started off the week with Kingston, who had the fullest head of hair! His mama is a mom of 4, so it was so nice chatting about how life is with 4 kids, she definitely is inspiring! After Baby King I met Kallum, who came all the way from Irvine, which is about a 45 minute drive, to come get his pictures taken. He stayed awake during his whole session! I usually reschedule babies who aren’t asleep after all my tricks, but since he was wide eyed, awake, and happy we decided to roll with it! We got some amazing expressions! My only girl from last week was Baby Clara, who slept the entire time! She was such a dream to work with, we were able to use all the props I had planned out for her! Charlie was my last newborn, and he had the CUTEST mohawk. I had planned to use a bonnet on him, but tossed it aside as soon as I saw his mohawk. I still can't get over how cute his full head of hair was!

I’m so grateful that I get to call this my job. I love giving parents a break during their session. They can sit back & admire this precious new life they brought into the world, while I babysit for a couple of hours :) It’s a win win for all of us!


As always, baby is ALWAYS being spotted. While I love that I am able to get these amazing shots, baby’s safety is always my number one priority.


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Now that I’m down rambling, take a look at these precious brand new babies I had the honor of photographing!

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