I love newborns. I love them so much I had three of my own babies within just over 3 years of each other (no twins…) So it should come as no surprise that I really, really love taking artistic newborn portraits! I’ve been inspired to try some new posing techniques, and I’m really hoping to do some more newborn photos in the next few months to continue learning the craft. And while I LOVE babies, there’s enough chaos in our house right now with three little ones that I’m not at the point where I want to have another one just for the photographic opportunities it would give me!
These gorgeous newborn shots were taken on location at Lillian’s home with my portable studio lighting. Sweet little Lillian was only 12 days old, and she was already starting to stretch! The best newborn portraits are taken within the first 14 days or so while they still curl up like they were in the womb, but really the sooner the better. Lillian was great! Thanks so much to her and her mom for letting me catch such a precious time in her life in these images. I especially love black and white newborn portraits, but Lillian had such a sweet pink headband that I added one in color as well. Enjoy!
I just love how she curled up so sweetly in her mother’s hands here.
LOVE this cute pink flowered headband! And those sweet little cheeks!