New Year’s Eve Cutie|Maine & NH Newborn Photography

I’m a mom of two so it’s been forever and a day since I had and kind of late night new year celebration.  I wouldn’t have it any other way!  This is all the excitement I need.  What better way to ring in the new year than spending it photographing this adorable little guy and his wonderful parents!2020-01-06_0002

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His sweet parents are new to the Northeast.  They searched around and found our studio.  I’m so glad that they did!  2020-01-06_0005

It is not lost on me that it is a big decision who our clients chose to trust to handle and photograph their precious new baby.  It also never stops feeling like an honor and privilege to be trusted with such a task.  2020-01-06_0004

I hadn’t even realized that this sweet boy smiled while his dad was holding him until I was going through the images in post processing.  What a gift.

I do it for the snuggles  ~Sarah

Introducing Newborn Mini Sessions!|Maine, NH Newborn Photographer

I wasn’t sure it could be done.  A Newborn MINI-session, that is.  But I had enough experience under my belt and an idea, that if I did it the right way, it could work… and, by golly, (as my grandpa would say) I believe it does!!!  Every single image in this post is from one of my Newborn Mini-Sessions!locke-5rioux-1lapak-4I think it’s important to answer the question, “How does a newborn mini session differ from a newborn full session?”.

A Newborn Mini-Session is 30 minutes long and one set price which includes 12 digital images.  Your baby will ideally be between 5 days and 6 WEEKS old.  You will receive 6 unique color images carefully chosen by us along with their skillfully crafted black and white conversions.  The images will be of your sweet baby.  There is simply not enough time to incorporate family or siblings into this type of shoot.  Your little one will be snugly swaddled in one of our many wraps specifically designed for posed newborn photography.  This makes for a smooth session and a sleepy baby!  This also means that it’s not essential for your baby to be VERY young.  This is why Mini-Sessions can work for babies anywhere from 5 days old to around 6 weeks old.  We’ve successfully and beautifully captured a few 8 week-olds as well!!   We will artfully compose two different set ups and photograph your baby in each one.  The resulting images are simply stunning.

Some of the aspects our clients are loving about these mini-session are that the investment is very affordable.  They’re loving that it comes with 12 images, which seems more manageable for some who have a hard time deciding which ones to frame and hang!  And they are loving that they are so quick and easy.  It’s a very small time commitment in a phase of life where sleep is in short supply, and you’re adjusting to life with baby!  We remember how hard and overwhelming it can be in those first weeks after giving birth to even THINK about gathering yourself and your little one to leave the house!  It is our hope that these mini-session can make quality, posed newborn portraits a reality for anyone!

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A Full Newborn Session is 2-3 hours long.  A session fee is paid on the day of the shoot.  A gallery of at least 25 unique images is delivered for to you to choose from and images are purchased separately.  Your baby will ideally be 5-10 days old.  However, we have successfully and beautifully photographed many babies that are 2-3 weeks old as well as the anomaly of a few that were 5, 6 or even 8 weeks old! There are many more set ups and transitions in a full session and there may also be a number of breaks to nurse and soothe baby.  We all work around the newborns comfort and needs.  They determine the pace and the poses in a no pressure environment!  Siblings, fur-siblings, parents, and grandparents may all be included in the session.  Sentimental or creative items or your own (such as blankets, bonnets, jewelry, military uniforms etc) will be beautifully worked into images at your request.  We will do images on our “posing bag and fabric” where your baby is safely and gently placed in a variety of adorable poses, some unclothed with no props for pure simplicity and others with wraps or headbands and bonnets for adorable variety.  We will also then do 2-3 “prop” set ups using one of the many furs, buckets, beds, crates, baskets and/or bowls that we constantly accumulate 🙂

Some of the things our clients love about Full Newborn Photography Sessions are the variety of images, poses and angles we can capture in that time frame.  They like that there is plenty of time for feeding and soothing breaks and also plenty of time where they get to relax… yes even nap! … on our comfy couch living room area.  They like the ability to truly personalize the session by incorporating family, pets and personal items as well as having input into color schemes and accessories.  They enjoy the large amount of digital images delivered in the gallery and the ability to peruse and choose… or just have them all!

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We have prayerfully tried to create Newborn Photography Sessions that cater to a variety of personal preferences and lifestyles.  I truly consider it a privilege to be trusted to safely and expertly capture these delicate and fleeting moments in you and your baby’s lives!  I do hope to see you or someone you know in the studio very soon!

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We’ve sort of quietly kept this Mini-Session thing under wraps for a bit.  But now we’re ready to launch it and shout it from the roof tops!  Remember, your baby can be between 5 days old and 6 weeks old!

I do it for the snuggles ~Sarah

Southern Maine Newborn Photographer|Little Brother

This sweet little boy came along and completed this family that is equally as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.PoulinBlog-6

These doting big sisters sure did make my job easy! PoulinBlog-2

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Of course mom and dad are just as smitten.  And dad, who was really hoping for a boy, will now have a little more testosterone in the home 🙂

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This little guy is already taking cues from his family and knows how to be the perfect photography subject.  All 9+ pounds of him were sleepy, squishy, adorable goodness!  I just love this close up of his adorable baby rolls!PoulinBlog-11

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He blessed us with some smiles too!PoulinBlog-12PoulinBlog-8PoulinBlog-9

I think his fabulous head of hair looks like he’s already had a very stylish first little boy cut!  But nope.  He just came out that perfect!PoulinBlog-13

I do it for the snuggles  ~Sarah

 

Warm & Snuggly | Maine Newborn Photographer

Let’s make this a day to celebrate love of all kinds!  Parent and child, siblings, friends, and sweethearts alike.  Go tell someone they are loved!

This momma wrote that she likes warm colors… reds, oranges, pinks.  There couldn’t be a more perfect day to post this gallery that just radiates warmth and love!  I hope you’ll also be able to feel that as you scroll through these images.  Happy Valentines Day everyone!ToracintaBLOG-6

This little love was a big fan of being all wrapped and snuggly.  And I bet if you look REALLY hard for clues, you could even guess her name 😉ToracintaBLOG-5ToracintaBLOG-1-2ToracintaBLOG-1

Of course, she DID let us to a little posing with her and she’s just oh so sweet!ToracintaBLOG-3

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I do it for the snuggles ~Sarah

Bright Eyes | Posed Newborn Photography

This little guy was so alert and so awake for much of his session.  And his hair!  Oh, wait ’til you see his hair!  His numerous and varied expressions kept me entertained the whole time.  I was giggling and totally smitten!WallaceBLOG-1

When you look at these next, numerous sleepy shots you’ll think I was lying about the awake bit.  But let me let you in on a little secret… when they fall asleep… you work fast!  I don’t remember the total time he was sleeping but it was maybe 20 minutes or so.  Are you ready for the hair?  Here it comes… just look at him!WallaceBLOG-3WallaceBLOG-4WallaceBLOG-2WallaceBLOG-6

A little Red Sox action HAD to be thrown in as this couple was from Massachusetts and dad came to the studio wearing that navy cap with the red B one the front.  Like father like Son.WallaceBLOG-5

Aaaaand we’re awake again.  Who wrapped me up?  I can’t get my arms out.  Where are my arms?  Where am I and why am I wearing this bear hat?WallaceBLOG-7

And here’s the newly minted family of three.WallaceBLOG-8

We all got a kick out of this last one.  Rarely do I capture bloopers like these on camera.  They happen… all the time.  They just usually happen while I’m posing them and my camera is not in my hands.  But this one, we captured and they were stoked about that.  So, of course, it made it into the gallery 🙂WallaceBLOG-9

hehe.  I do it for the snuggles ~Sarah