August 11, 2022
Things I have learned this summer doing newborn sessions in Virginia. First, front porch newborn portraits need to be a thing! And second, if you have a dormer in your house, be prepared to take photos in it!
Sweet Eliza’s newborn portraits were taken in the middle of the a big heat wave in Virginia this July. It was toasty outside, so I was glad to be in the cool A/C for newborn portraits. I am pretty sure I broke a sweat just unloading my car! God bless mamas with summer babies because, I could not imagine being nine months pregnant with this heat!
Let’s begin in the nursery. Eliza’s nursery was sweet and pink and had this gorgeous gold gilded mirror that I about died when I saw! If you have done newborn portraits with me, you know I love a good mirror.
I immediately fell in love with the light in Taylor and Caleb’s master bedroom and you can see why! So bright and airy, it was as if the room was designed for these photos!
They also had a dormer window, which I had previously discovered reflects light gorgeously, so naturally we took advantage of that with some portraits crammed in the little dormer. But, can you really even tell it’s a tight space?
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Mama with her lovely neutral dress – I love the contrast of her dress with her dark hair! We added a little box that matched Taylor’s dress and it was newborn portraits magic.
Taylor’s brother was in town, so he even got to hop in for a few portraits with his niece! I love when visiting family gets to take advantage of the portrait session, as well. Framed prints make for such a lovely gift!
We took some time for Eliza’s portraits on the beanbag. She was awake for most of the time but it still made for some precious alert images that I know her parents will cherish forever.
Finally, Taylor and Caleb asked to take some portraits on their adorable front porch, complete with rockers and gladiolus, so how could I say no! After doing some outdoor newborn portraits just week prior with sweet Connor and his parents, I am beginning to see that outdoor newborn portraits are a must! Eliza’s porch portraits made the Virginia summer look like a dream. All that’s missing was some sweet tea!
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