I was present as their birth photographer when Henry was born and his parents found out they had a son. I also photographed his newborn session, which can be viewed by clicking here. Michelle had gone ahead and reserved his six month session and one year session so that she would have the dates she wanted. Many of our clients choose to reserve their milestone sessions on our calendar for this reason!
Michelle had added on hair and makeup services for her newborn session and knew without question she would be using them for every session with us. For milestones, our HMUA's will often travel to your home if they're within the travel radius to get you ready beforehand so you can all come to the studio together as a family. Some clients opt to travel to Margaret's studio (located less than ten minutes from mine) to get ready and then meet their husband and baby at the studio at their session time.
Having worked with Michelle before, I knew what colors would look best on her and what would fit, so I had pulled aside a few options for her to look through. She loved a white floral lace dress and chose that. Initially, she had bought an outfit for Henry but wasn't in love with it. Even though Henry was only six months, he was already over twenty pounds and in 9-12 month sizing! I have several really adorable options that are timeless and neutral for baby boys in the studio. She absolutely loved one of our one pieces for baby boys, and we dressed him in that. The little baby blue elbow patches just kill me!
We always start baby sessions with family and parent images. I want to make sure your child feels safe and secure during their time with me, and starting out in your arms helps ensure that. As they become used to the sound of the shutter and become comfortable with me, we'll move to baby only portraits and then mix it up from there. I often suggest that mamas bring their baby's favorite lovey or something that is meaningful so that we can incorporate that into the session as well. I also absolutely adore photographing chunky baby legs and rolls, so we will often undress your baby down to a diaper. I have several cloth diapers in the studio that we use to put on over regular diapers. If you choose to bring your own, I recommend the Honest Company's plain white diapers. Diapers with characters all over them are pretty distracting and take away from the focus on your baby. These are just a few of my favorite images of sweet Henry and his parents!
If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!
Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.