There is nothing that makes your heart melt more than a sleeping baby and I was so lucky when the Weston family came to my studio with sweet baby Gabriel. He was an absolute rock star posing with his mom and dad for their first family photos! You can tell John is a proud father and Ali is the most beautiful glowing new mother. At just 12 days old, this newborn boy was as sleepy as could be and completely content to be snuggled up tight in their loving arms. I love how you can tell just how tiny he is!
Newborn babies change so quickly so it is important for me to be able to document their little delicate features. Those kissable squishy lips, faint eyelashes and 10 little fingers and toes!
When photographing this stage in their lives, I aways present a variety of images of their newborn for moms and dads. There is nothing better when they see their photos and tell me that I was able to capture the expressions and natural poses that they want to remember the most. Gabriel loved to sleep on his back with his arm above his head. They loved that image so much that they made it the focus of their custom baby announcements!
I was instantly in love with his full head of silky brown hair and chubby little cheeks!
When planning for this session, mom told me that she decorates her home with warm tones so I was able to pull a variety of classic and neutral colors that I knew would coordinate perfectly. I always keep my sessions simple so that the focus is on the baby and the images can be displayed in a variety of living spaces.
Sometimes a simple black and white photograph is best. The Westons selected this image of Gabriel as a Fine Art Gallery Wrapped Canvas to display in his nursery!
My newborn sessions usually include family photographs, images of the baby alone on one or two neutral backdrops or flokati rug and then a fun prop shot at the end of the session. Gabe was sleeping soundly throughout so we were able to create so many different images to fill his newborn album with!
Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns, seniors, children and families in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.