These three were SUCH a treat! I went to their place for some Upper East Side at home newborn photography; we had a marvelous time. Baby Sloane was 30 days old, and such a dream. At home newborn sessions are always a blast, and these three did such a super job.
I love how alert she is!
Typically I recommend doing newborn photography doing the first two weeks after your baby is born, but dear little Sloane proves that this isn’t a requirement.
As a general rule, I think that the best time for a newborn shoot is when your baby is 8 – 15 days old. However, this little lady proves that rules are (sometimes) made to be broken.
To read more of my newborn photography session tips please click here.
Before the shoot, I always send clients a brief guide with advice and tips for newborn photography. This prep helps baby sleep and having a relaxing, fun shoot.
We always leave plenty of time for feeding, and soothing, so the newborn sessions are low-key, and a lot of laughs. I know what a crazy time it is in parents’ lives, so we keep things easy breezy, and happy for everyone.
As a NYC newborn photographer, getting everyone prepared for a photo session is one of the most important parts of the job. The pre-shoot emails/chats are a nice way to get to know one another as well, if we haven’t already done a maternity shoot together.
Snug as a bug in rug.
I absolutely love this neon SLOANE sign. That’s one of the joys of at home newborn sessions in NYC: I never know what unexpected treasures I’ll find.
While I am primarily a newborn photographer in NYC, I look forward to summer season in the Hamptons. It’s just around the corner.
Sloane’s parents have such a great sense of style. I loved hearing about how they made their way to Manhattan after growing up in the south. They are die-hard Razorbacks fans, and I told them about my childhood animosity towards basketball player Corliss Williamson (I name I hadn’t uttered in about twenty years). They did not share my sentiments! Still, we managed to find a lot of common ground…
Their family of three is actually a family of four: their ragdoll cat was one of the most easygoing cats I’ve ever met. He was obedient (!) and cute, and quite curious about his baby sister.
I write in my family photo shoot tips guide about how to incorporate your dog into a shoot.
Maybe I should add a cat section?
Check out these baby blues!
There’s nothing quite like a newborn smile.
Thanks baby Sloane! Let’s get together again soon!
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Daisy Beatty is a portrait photographer based in Greenwich Village Manhattan and East Hampton NY. She specializes in vibrant, stylish portraits of families, maternity, newborns, children, and dancers. As well as winning head shots for a actors, models, executives, and online dating.
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