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Light, Airy, High-Key, Minimalist Newborn Photography

Light, Airy, High-Key, Minimalist Newborn Photography

That title is a mouthful, but I didn’t know how to better describe the style. Over the years, I’ve been refining and perfecting my newborn photo technique to get the specific light and airy high-key look I want. It’s important to know that I specialize in in-home lifestyle newborn photography, so my technique below is specific to that. While every home I visit is different, and some are more challenging than others, these strategies below have given me the best and most consistent results.

Crying Newborn Shots

Newborn sessions can be quite stressful.  The newborns don't always cooperate.  Sometimes they are hungry, sometimes they poop, and sometimes they cry.  In my shoots, when a newborn cries, I usually keep snapping away.  I often tell the parents that they may not appreciate these crying photos now, but I promise that they will in the future.  After all, a photo of a clearly miserable kid isn't that appealing right?  However, I don't think the goal of lifestyle newborn photography is to simply make beautiful photos.