Incorporating Personal Items in Your Portraits


I love incorporating personal items in photo sessions, making each family story as unique as they are. Generally, my approach is “less is more” in order to have the focus on the baby and the family. The less distractions there are, the more focus is placed on the family. However, I believe that personal or sentimental items are an exception as they are part of each family’s story. I make sure to naturally incorporate them into the portrait as part of the family’s story, and not just a prop. In this particular newborn session, we incorporated the baby girl’s wooden crib. The grandfather handcrafted this beautiful crib she sleeps in. The intricate details of it show how much love and care went into it. It was important to the family that it play a special part in the images I created. Personal or sentimental item can be a variety of things such as an heirloom item passed from one generation to the next, something handmade, s special toy, a blanket, etc. Each family is unique and so are the items that are sentimental to them.

And I am so glad we got to capture the baby being awake and asleep at 3 weeks of age so you could see all her facial expressions. Here is a guide to learn more about when is the best time to do newborn portraits .


mom smiling and sitting with a baby and a family dognewborn baby girl sleeping in a sunlight
mom and dad kiss and squish the baby cheeks
baby girl sleeping in a handmade wooden cribnewborn baby girl is yawning
baby girl sleeping in her personal handmade cribmom and dad adoring their baby girl
baby fingers close up portrait father kissing his baby girl and baby girl looking awake
mom is hugging sleeping baby girldog in a newborn family sessionsleeping baby girl little hand and eyes
baby girl sleeping in the sun with her favorite toymom and dad laying on bed with their baby girl baby girl looks behind dad's shoulder

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