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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Charleston Maternity Photographer: Firefighter family

I am honored to be able to take maternity (and soon newborn) photos for this lovely couple. This little man is their miracle baby and he is so very loved!
Dad is a firefighter and his nursery is done in firefighter theme. I just love this shot.

There excitement was so wonderful and they were so easy to work with. I could just feel the love!

I can not wait to get my hands on their little man. Hopefully this weekend. He has been in the hospital for a bit but hopefully out very soon!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Charleston Newborn Photographer: Sweet baby penguin

Sweet Mr Keegan came to see me with his Momma Daddy and big brother when he was 7 days old. He was such a good boy and man is he a cutie!!
Daddy is a big penguin fan so he had this hat made for him! 

Is he not he cutes little monster you have ever seen, his nursery is done in a monster theme so this hat was perfect!

He already has such a good big brother who was concerned every time Keegan made even a peep it was so cute!

Sweet peaceful boy! 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Newborn feature: Silver Bee Photography

I am really excited to feature Hillarry with Silver Bee Photography and her fabulous tips on how to photograph twin newborns.  She specializes in natural light newborn photography and also enjoys photographing maternity and baby sessions as well.  Her studio is located in Austin, TX.  Her work is amazing and she has a very natural and organic style of photography.  Please be sure and follow her on Google+ to see more of her precious little subjects.  You can also see how she works with newborns in her awesome video on Youtube.  Pinterest fans can find her boards if you just can’t get enough of sweet little baby photos.  


Well, hello there!  I’m excited to be featured here and hope I can help with some tips on photographing twin newborns!   As many of us know, newborn photography takes quite a bit of basically you have to have double the patience with newborn twins.  
The first bit of advice, is that you have an assistant.  This helps keep the babies happy at all times.  Not only does this help you out, but it also gives momma some time to rest and have a break.  

Second, remember to always photograph each baby individually as well.  Parents like to see details and differences of each baby.  I begin photographing the bigger of the two individually and then I gently “stack” the other as above to get that adorable together shot.  Be sure to keep both babies in focus, either by increasing your aperture or taking two photos, one of each baby’s eye levels and then creating a composite photo if needed.  If you can keep their eyes on the same plane, you should be able to capture with a low aperture and have both in crisp focus.  

Third, if the babies don’t like tummy shots, you can almost always tuck them side by side on their backs.  Again, just take your time and be patient.  It works great to have your assistant hold one baby’s arms and legs in position as they settle into the pose.  Use a wrap to keep them nice and tucked so that they are comfortable.  
And lastly, use different props or wraps to show gender differences.  Keeping your images simple and clean will give parents those adorable features that they love in each baby.  

If for any reason, that babies won’t tolerate skin on skin, then the wraps are easy fixes.  Twins often spend some time in the hospital after birth and aren’t used to being next to one another once the photo session comes around.  So this is always a great option in that case.  

Hopefully you have learned something new and again, just remember to be patient and don’t rush.  The babies will cooperate for you if you remain calm :)  Thank you again for the feature and look forward to seeing some wonderful twin newborn images!

Thank you so much Hillary for the wonderful information! Be sure to visit Hilliary and leave her some love!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Charleston Newborn Photography, Snowbaby

Sweet Miss Grayce is one of my husband's good friends little girl. She actually lives in another state but was in town visiting at around 4 weeks and came over for a visit. So I stole her and whisked her off to my studio for a little fun. Never bring a baby around a newborn photographer and expect to get away!!

For a 4 week old she was SO good and gave me about 30 mins of fun with some quick wardrobe changes before Mom and Dad had to go.

Even with older babies I will always try to get photos that parents will treasure although it is always good to book in advance as nothing is guaranteed. 

Thanks for stopping by to see me Miss Grayce and hopefully her parents will be back in town again and I can steal her for some milestone photos. 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Charleston Family Photographer, Double Trouble

I got to meet the Fredricks family for a family session right before Christmas. They were very sweet and had the cutest little boys!

They braved the elements at the Memorial Waterfront Park in Mt Pleasant for some greta photos. It was cold, VERY foggy and windy. 

These 2 were so cute together and I could tell shared a lot of brother secrets!

How cute are they? 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Charleston Newborn Photographer, Family Heirlooms

Sweet Miss Avery came to see me at 7 days new. She was the cutest and did a great job. Mom brought some things with her (including her big sister, Kali the families dog) and this veil that mom wore in her wedding. I love incorporating things like this into the sessions.  

Look at how cute she looks in this color, she had beautiful skin for a newborn! 

She even gave me a sweet smile! I love babies!

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Charleston Family Photographer, Close friends

I like to think I have made it as a photographer when my friends start hiring me to do sessions for them. This family has been one of my closest friends for a long time and we have kids very close in age. So arranged marriages and all aside I am so excited they asked me to document their family.

I love these kids like they were my own.

My oldest future husband! 

And of course my youngest wife!
Love you guys!

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Charleston Newborn Photographer Newborn posing safety

I have had quite a few people ask me how I get newborns into some of the cute and difficult looking poses I do. So I thought I would do a post on newborn safety! Anyone working with newborns or children in general should be very concerned with safety. It is NEVER worth a cute shot to put a baby in danger and if your photographer does anything you are uncomfortable with please speak up. All difficult shots should be done as a composite with someone's hand on the baby at all times. For instance the photo below.

I had mom helping me the entire time and the baby always had a hand on him for this pose. 
The same with this next shot. This pose, the froggy pose, has become very popular and can be difficult to do.  Mom assisted me with this pose and I only attempt this pose with babies that are being very compliant in their sessions, sleeping well and easy to pose. I would never force this pose and it is not a pose all babies can be put into.

Another example of the froggy pose with daddy's help.

Even with older babies it is important to be safe. This little lady is not sitting up yet by herself so Mom's hand was on her at all times. 

Even fairly simple looking poses like this one can require composites. I always make sure either myself or mom or dad are near by during my sessions and have an eye on the baby at all times. Newborns can easily move or jerk and shift around and I would much rather be safe than sorry. It is important when looking to book your newborn session that you make sure your photographer is practicing safe newborn posing and has been trained on proper technique.  

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