Saylor Kirby | Newborn | Bozeman Photographer
In the age of the internet, newborn photography has become more and more popular. Little fingers and toes, big yawns, and most importantly: baby clothes. Seriously, is there anything cuter?
Babies don't stay small for very long, and documenting the early days of your little one's life is so special. Bringing home a newborn is a haze of sleep deprivation, family coming and going, diapers, and making adjustments in your home and heart to fit a new little human. With all of this beautiful chaos, its easy to forget the little things. That's where I come in!
To be honest, I'm not a fan of a lot of the trends in newborn photography. As cute as it is, I get sick of seeing babies laying atop fluffy blankets in a basket. You've seen these, right? A tiny baby laying in a basket or on a blanket, usually against a black or white background, maybe with their little chin propped in their hands or tucked under their chubby cheeks. There isn't anything wrong with this, but after a while they all start to look the same. Your baby is beautiful and unique, so why wouldn't your photos reflect exactly that?
My favorite way to photograph you and your newborn is in your own home. One of the biggest reasons for this is purely logistical: rather than packing up your brand new child and hauling them and yourselves to a studio, you can be at your house where everything you need is on hand. If your baby is fussy, you can quickly feed them. If they make a mess, there are fresh clothes and diapers right there. If you need a few extra minutes to freshen up, there is plenty of time. Aside from that, having photos of your baby in their first home is so powerful and special. Imperfections and all, this is the home where you started your family.
That sure beats a basket, if you ask me.