I was lucky enough to shoot her entrance into the world at the Birth Care Center in Christiana, PA. So I was overjoyed at the thought of going to do her newborn shoot. When I arrived at the house, little miss Lorelai was wide awake and wanted nothing to do with posing in basket and doing some photos. After being patient with her and mom feeding and feeding her, I was able to capture her in all her beauty. She is an adorable little newborn baby girl. I enjoy doing shoots like this all over Lancaster County, PA. How sweet is the shot in the bonnet? Or how about the headbands that mom made? Mom is quite the seamstress and this family was so nice to work with! I hope to be doing many more family shoots for them in the future.
Taking the time and being patient with the little ones really pays off. Being a newborn photographer is something that takes a lot of patience! Having the experience from the Women’s and Babies Hospital in Lancaster, PA working with new moms and newborns has helped tremendously. I absolutely am grateful at the opportunity to learn and grow as a photographer there.
Being a mother of 3 myself has also helped in understanding the first time mom compared to the 2nd or 3rd and so on child. It is so funny how different you are once you have been through it before. It is very scary and overwhelming being that first time mom and not knowing which advice you should listen to. I know when I left the hospital with my son, Donovan, I was so scared of what was to come.
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So today I was looking over some of my recent babies and I thought I would talk a little bit about how I started this company. I ventured out on my own in photography a little over 6 years ago. I bought a nice Nikon camera and a brand new Mac and thought I was set. Started a business with a co-worker and we were off! Little did I know how much actually went into this new venture I started.
After working with the friend for less than 6 months, we decided to split ways and create our own companies. She ended up getting away from photography completely. So that is how Precious Image Photography began while pregnant with my last child. So until she was about 2 I didn’t truly become serious about making this work. She is now almost 5. Things are going great!
Why babies? Well I worked at the baby hospital in my local area for over 4 years as the Photography Manager. I learned there that I love working with babies. I also got plenty of experience with them. This gave me the safety knowledge and the skills needed. I also got the experience of working with the new moms and learning how to listen to them and understanding whether this is their first child or fourth, how different they can be.
How adorable is a sleeping baby?
So I learned and absorbed as much as I could. I would watch videos, attend workshops, and learn from anyone willing to teach me. I have come so far and I love that the learning will never end! My skills are always improving and my love for this deepens. Photography is such an amazing gift to have and share!
I will be photographing Tina’s sisters wedding this fall. I got a chance to meet her family and do some great shots with them. Her little chunky monkey was a spirited baby to work with. He needed his pacifier to keep happy until we ready to snap. Works for me! I am a go with the flow type of photographer. Not every shot is going to be perfection, especially working with small ones. I will constantly move myself to follow the child where i need them to be in the frame of my camera. This is something that just comes natural to me. Enjoy!
I was contacted by Lorelai’s mother in January about doing a birth session. I was over the moon excited to be able capture such a special moment in someone’s life. Her parents didn’t know whether she was a girl or boy. They were most excited in capturing the moment of when they found out. Sadly Lorelai came quick and I arrived about 10 minutes after she. Most importantly thought she is healthy! We were able to capture some great shots and moments. Enjoy!
Miss Delaney decided to come into the world early. She was ready!! And she just slept through her entire session. Made life easy for mom and I! I had a blast working with her and editing her sweet face. Look at her, how can I not love my job? Enjoy!!
Such a sweet face!
Working with the little ones can be challenging but I wouldn’t change it! Seeing the end result is always very exciting. I am not sure who is more excited to see them, me or the mom!
Love me some baby feet!!
Working with babies is such a rewarding part of the job. I can hold and snuggle with the new ones and create art for families to treasure for years to come!
Julia’s mother and I worked together at a local hospital doing newborn photography. So when she had her baby I couldn’t resist going over and getting some shots of her to model for me! This was one of the quickest newborn shoots I have ever done. We made this happen quick! She was up for anything and only fussed a little. Mostly stayed asleep, which is what you want in a newborn shoot. Check out some of the great shots!
I saw a post that my mother’s cousin had become a grandmother again. I messaged her that I would love to do some photos of the new little arrival. She had been wanting to have me do some photos of someone in her family for a little while now. This was the perfect opportunity, a baby!! So here are some of the pics from his session. I managed to work with him in a very tight space and get some cute shots.
He was asleep and then awake and then back to sleep. Perfect for getting all views of him!
Brayden decided to make his debut 3 weeks early like his older brother, Brenden. Mom and I were super excited on photo day and were texting back and forth talking about how much he sleeps. Well we jinxed ourselves. This boy didn’t sleep the ENTIRE session. I was there for 3 hours! I am so glad I was able to get some great shots regardless. In the 4 years I photographed the newborns at the hospital I learned how unpredictable they can be and how each one is different and will allow different poses. I work with what they do and allow.
How amazing are those blue eyes?
Sometimes we get stuck on wanted something in particular and being obsessed on getting “the shot”. I try for shots and if baby wants no parts of it, I move on and get what baby wants!
After doing Meagan’s maternity shoot we kept in constant contact about the delivery. I was informed of baby Jacqueline’s arrival and we started planning her shoot. Unfortunately Mommy had a terrible infection and had to be readmitted to the hospital. Once all that was cleared up we set our date. I went to Mom Mom’s house where she was staying to recover and get some great help with caring for herself and her baby in her condition. Her best friend, Beth, who purchased the gift certificate was there.
Capturing her was pretty easy as she just slept through most of it. I couldn’t believe how she posed for us. I am happy to share her here with all of you.
We had lots of plans for the little cutie. Here are some samples of what we did with her. Enjoy!
Meagan was a winner of a free session shoot. I met her at Pinnacle Point and she brought her Maw-Maw along. I met some of the nicest people I have ever met in my life that day. Meagan was so uncomfortable since it was late in her pregnancy and I felt so bad for her. She never complained and was up to try anything. She is such a photogenic, gorgeous young lady. We had a great time with the most amazing view! I love going here and this place was especially dear to me, as I also had my maternity pictures done there. Now I shared the special experience with Meagan!
Once we were done with the shoot and packing the stuff into my car, we realized that she already had a newborn session booked with me since her friend purchased the gift certificate as a gift for her baby shower. I loved that I would for sure get to work with her again and photograph the little angel. I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby Jacqueline!
Look for a blog about Baby Jackie’s session coming soon!