When you’re expecting your first baby the months ahead until you meet your baby seem very long when you first find out you’re pregnant. But as most first time parents would agree, time somehow seems to suddenly move lightning quick and before you know it you’re scrambling to fit in all of those last-minute-before-baby-arrives-plans!  A newborn session is one of those things I’m always happy to help make as easy as possible as I know new parents have 1 million other things also on their mind in the lead up to baby’s arrival. 

Mr. H’s family reached out to me during pregnancy knowing they wanted to capture these special early days of their little one’s life at a newborn session so they had lots of time to think about what they’d like for their session. Mom and Dad chose a very simple and neutral colour palette for their session, perfect for highlighting all of Mr. H’s adorable little features.  I am thrilled with how everything turned out! 

While I love how all of their photos turned out and can’t pick a favourite the ones of the two of them looking at their brand new baby boy with such love and delight are definitely up near the top of my list!

For Mr. H’s photos alone I settled him onto my fluffy flokati rug and posing cushion in poses that would show off all of his little newborn details that I know Mom and Dad will always want to remember. After photographing Mr. H on my posing cushion I brought out several props that would look beautiful with Mom and Dad’s chosen fabric colours. Photographing newborn babies in props is an excellent way to highlight just how tiny they are and it’s also a great opportunity to incorporate beautiful layers of fabrics and textures into the photos. Mr. H snoozed his way through much of our session together for the sweetest, sleepy newborn photos but when he opened his eyes when we were just about finished for the afternoon I was happy to also be able to capture his alert expressions. I wish I knew what he was thinking looking at me with that little finger on his chin!

Sara McConnell Photography ~ Ottawa Newborn Photos