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2018 Year in Review: Boston Newborn Photographer

The new year is always a time for reflection.  With kids, I find the year flies by and I can’t remember everything I did or accomplished. The same thing happens with my business.  For the first time in awhile, I went through all of my newborn sessions from the year and pulled out some of my favorites. (I’m hoping to do the same thing for my family sessions when I have time.)  Culling is not one of my strengths so I couldn’t just pull one image from every session.  I went through quickly and grabbed the photos that stood out to me the most. I love each one for a different reason. I can’t help but look at them and be so thankful that my job is go into people’s homes and hang out with them and their newborn, and take photographs.

In photography, there is not true definition of lifestyle, at least not that I know of. I use the term to describe my photography but to me, in newborn photography, I feel like I have succeeded if I have documented a situation where you wouldn’t have thought a camera was there.  During sessions, almost all of these photos were set up and posed in some way. But basically this just means I gave some minimal instructions and told you where to sit or stand and used the guidelines below.

There are three things that I always tell families to help bring out their personalities but they are also a reminder to me.

  • First, be close and touch someone.   These create points of connections and ensure you are close to the person next to you.
  • Second, look at each other and look at the baby and/or kids. I think this helps people relax and my favorite photos are never the images of people looking at me unless it is a baby or kid. Most adults I’ve met do not enjoy looking at the camera but love looking at their partner or children. Below, I’m not even sure I selected a camera aware image.
  • Third, it is okay to move.  It sounds strange but most people aren’t used to having their photos taken and need to hear this.
  • And, lastly, be patient.   During a  session we are on baby time.  One of the first things I tell parents is to take care of themselves and not worry about the time.  If you need a break take it.  If the baby needs to eat, take your time feeding him or her.  If the baby is crying, comfort the newborn.  The photos will happen.  It is also a reminder to me not to rush.  When you just watch and observe things – movements, gestures – happen.  That is the magic. This is what really makes these individual moments more personal.

So, if you have made it this far sit back, relax, scroll and enjoy. These photos are in no particular order.

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In-home natural moments | Arlington Newborn Photography

This big brother made my job easy.  He was so in love with his newborn  sister and didn’t mind at all taking photos with her at all.  We were able to create a number of different images from sitting on the bed together to a few in the nursery. Even in the photos with his parents he is seen gazing at her. I really love the sweet moments we documented of everyone interacting with each other.

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During the session there was this streaming in on the couch.  I took a moment to grab these two shots of big brother and knew right away they would make for beautiful black and white portraits.portrait of a boy's face Arlington MA Newborn Photographer

Beth Ann is a photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston MA Newborn photography, Boston MA family photography and Boston MA baby photography sessions in the Boston, MA area. Be sure to contact her to photograph your newborn, baby, family or wedding.

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Emmanuel | Charlestown Newborn Photographer

I almost posted all of the images below in black and white since it is what this mom loves but I had to throw in a few color images.  We managed to squeeze in this session between the rain and both of our summer schedules.  In all of my sessions, I remind people to move and not look at me. Those small gestures and points of connection are what make the images so special and real to families.

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Beth Ann is a photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston MANewborn photography, Boston MA family photography and Boston MA baby photography sessions in the Boston, MA area. Be sure to contact her to photograph your newborn, baby, family or wedding.

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Henry | Lowell Newborn Photographer

In these photos, even though he looks big, Henry is about one month old.  I often get frantic emails from new parents thinking they missed the window for newborn photos but because my focus is on connection and moments  the age of the baby doesn’t matter.  In fact it gives families more flexibility in case the baby needs medical attention or the mom needs more time to recover.  We still get to capture  all of the sweet moments.

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Beth Ann is a photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston MANewborn photography, Boston MA family photography and Boston MA baby photography sessions in the Boston, MA area. Be sure to contact her to photograph your newborn, baby, family or wedding.

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