Baby Jocelyn was born 3 weeks early. She was 17 days old on the say of her custom newborn session, just one day shy of her due date. Even though she was older than what I usually recommend, she behaved well and we were able to capture beautiful portraits of her, ones that show how little and delicate she is at this brief stage in her new life.
If you are familiar with my photography work, you may have noticed how I prefer to capture newborn babies with a simple, natural look and soft, flattering light. I have to add that I have been drawn to simplicity as a result of personal convictions of style. A newborn baby is such a perfect marvel that not much else is needed other than an expertly used fabric swaddle and beautiful morning light to accentuate the delicate features. I know that there is a strong trend nowadays for the extra props and the shabby-chic look, but I believe that a prop should be used to enhance the image and not detract from the baby. If you look at an image of a newborn baby and you pay attention first to the bright colors of the background, then the baby becomes a prop as well, instead of the central figure. I want the parents to remember their new baby and her beautiful little details during her first few days of life, not the props and clothes that were used for her newborn session.
And now on to baby Jocelyn’s portraits:
I love how the colors turned out in this series, the gray and the purple together are so flattering.
Little details are so precious and always one of my favorites from the session:
I love the soft colors of a cream-on-cream set up:
Even at almost 3 weeks of age, baby Jocelyn still curled adorably:
Hope you enjoyed baby Jocelyn’s portraits, it was my pleasure working with her!