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Still a newborn | North Shore Baby Photographer

Two months is not too late for newborn photos

Maybe you had a lot going on, didn’t think to book a photographer or are feeling nostalgic, this two month old baby demonstrates you can still capture those tiny details.

This handsome newborn was two months old when I met him.  His mom reached out thinking she wanted more posed and outdoor newborn photos but loved my portfolio of natural,  indoor sessions. We spent more of our time together inside but did venture out into the background for some beautiful outdoor family photographs.  Because of dad’s schedule, I ended up coming in the evening so the light was perfect at the end of the session.

The session began with a tour of the house, which was just beautiful. I didn’t realize that the baby was sleeping in a crib in their bedroom so I just started snapping away there.  When he woke up, he was so expressive and full of smiles that we continued with photos of him.  Soon after that he needed to eat but some of my favorite photos are of his baby face and gestures.  I haven’t photographed a two month old baby in a few months and forgot how expressive and how much eye contact they can give you at this young age.

We were lucky to capture a few of his maternal grandmother who was in town from India for a few more days.  How special that she could come all the way to Boston for the baby’s first couple of months.

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Beth Ann is a lifestyle photographer based in Belmont Massachusetts just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston  BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS & Senior portrait sessions.

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Baby Girl | Dedham Newborn Photographer

Natural Boston Newborn Photos

In June, I met up with this wonderful family and their newborn baby girl for photos at their house in Dedham.  The newborn baby’s grandmother brought this white knit outfit from Mexico. The baby’s mother had a similar yellow one so it was a touching gesture that the granddaughter got one wear one as well.  I love the light airy portraits.  There was a beautiful light streaming in from the window that created these gorgeous shadows and lines.  I’m also swooning over all the beautiful hair on this newborn.

Grandma lives with the family so we included her in a few photos.  My favorite images are of the three generations together.  This session was my last in a six month streak of dogs at newborn sessions.  I didn’t realize it at the time that the dog was kissing the baby but it is so sweet. I didn’t include many of the dog in the post, but the dog is pretty attached to grandma and would sit between her legs overtime grandma sat down.

 

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Here is some more information about my newborn photography and process.

Beth Ann is a portrait photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston  BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS AND SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS IN THE BOSTON AREA. BE SURE TO CONTACT HER TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY OR WEDDING.

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Greyson | Watertown Baby Photos

While I’m usually nervous in general at sessions, it can be a little intimating to be in a photographer’s home. Melissa and I have been Facebook friends for a little while and we frequently photograph in the same area since she is down the road but we have never met.  Despite all of this, we chatted throughout the whole newborn session.  I’m surprised I didn’t get a lot of talking shots.

Last fall, I emailed her about photographing my family.  She is a talented photographer and I was looking to have some outside photographs taken of us.  It was on her to-do list to get in contact with me since she was pregnant.

Their first “babies” are these two, friendly dogs so I did what I could to include them in as my photos as I could.  Melissa did an amazing job with the nursery. It was really beautiful and a lot of though went into the details.

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Spend some time learning about capturing connections between mothers and their babies on the blog.

Beth Ann is a portrait photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston  BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS AND SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS IN THE BOSTON AREA. BE SURE TO CONTACT HER TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY OR WEDDING.

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Capturing Mom & Newborn Babies Naturally | Boston Baby Photographer

Capturing Mom and Newborn Babies Naturally at Boston In-Home Sessions

Every mom has a different reaction to bringing home a new baby. By the time I arrived to photograph the newest member, some moms are settled into a groove while others are still figuring it out.  It took me six weeks with my oldest to get a handle on the day-to-day.  Most are sleep deprived but as corny as it sounds they all have a glow of love about them.

I really love finding ways to capturing mothers with their babies that are unique to them that also look natural and unposed.  I considered clients to be a part of the process when taking photos and by asking questions, I learn more about them. One of my favorite ways to get moms comfortable is to find a favorite spot or area of the house they hang out in. In addition, I prefer having parents hold the baby in a way that feels natural to them, and if needed I can make adjustments.  A few years ago I wrote my philospshy at newborn sessions for ClickinMoms.

Here are my mom tips for your next Boston newborn session.

  1. Get Comfortable: The key, in my opinion, to natural looking images is to be comfortable. As a mom I want you to be relaxed and in the moment.  If your baby is crying or if you are posed in a way that is uncomfortable it will come across that way in the photograph.
  2. Dress Comfortably: After I had Ezra, I was pretty naive about clothing leaving the hospital.  Nothing fit. And, even though a 8 lbs human being was no longer in my body I still weighed a lot. For the session pick something you feel good in. I’ve had some clients rock a tight dress after a brith but for most of us something loose fitting like a long shirt or dress work best.
  3. Take Care of the Baby: At sessions, I always tell parents to take care of themselves and the baby.  If the baby needs to eat go ahead and don’t rush.  It is better to get in a full feed then having to go back and forth with snacks.  Take a moment to change a diaper, reswaddle or calm down a crying baby.  Often these are some of my favorite moments.
  4. Follow Your Instinct: Below are a few images of moms and their newborn babies taken over the last few years.  In some photographs I’ve asked the mom to do something like bring the baby closer to her face or sit in a certain area, but really it is the mom’s natural instinct that makes the image – soothing and comforting the baby, gently caressing a cheek, or leaning in for a kiss.

 

Here the mom is in the baby’s nursery sitting in the rocker.  For a different perspective, I used the mobile as an element in the foreground.

One of the twins wouldn’t calm down making it difficult to get a photo of mom holding both of the babies.  She was already sitting with one baby so we added the twin in.  I took the photo looking down so the viewer could see both of the babies faces.

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The parents requested photos in the kitchen.  It was where they were spending most of their time with the newborn. The bench in the kitchen was really comfortable so I could see why mom and dad hung out there.mom and newborn baby in kitchen boston newborn photosnewborn baby on mom's shoulder Boston newborn photosmom holding newborn in living room Newton newborn photosmom sitting with newborn baby boston newborn photos

At the end of the session as we were wrapping up mom just picked up her newborn daughter and planted a big kiss on her totally unprompted.mom kissing newborn baby girl newton newborn photosmom and newborn baby son Boston newborn photos

This newborn was colicky.  To comfort him, mom walked him back and forth in the living room.mom lifting newborn baby Boston newborn photosnewborn and mom by the window Boston newborn photos

This newborn would only calm down while laying on mom’s chest. I love how the baby’s hand is tucked into mom’s body.newborn and mom by the window Boston newborn photos

This is newborn week her at BAF Photography. Other articles include:
1. Newborn Session Feature 

2. Creating a Newborn Gallery with One Window 

Beth Ann is a portrait photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston  BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS AND SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS IN THE BOSTON AREA. BE SURE TO CONTACT HER TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY OR WEDDING.

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