Simple Poses for Every Baby Session

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”] Milestone sessions are for babies 6 months and up, usually up to a year or so. These sessions typically last 20 minutes at most, though I always deliver a full gallery of over 25-30 images to share with the parents! I LOVE shooting babies this […]

Newborns and Your Perspective

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Brandie Coe. Brandie says: Do you ever feel like your on auto-pilot during your newborn sessions and every session ends up looking the same? Of course, this isn’t entirely a bad thing since our clients hire us for what they […]

A Recipe for Soft, Natural Newborn Images

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Kelly Brown. Kelly’s Photography Tip About Soft Newborn Images: For this particular session, my clients wanted to keep it really simple and make each image purely about capturing their baby. To make sure I was able to accommodate their desires, I […]

Creating Composite Images

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Shannon Jilge. When working with clients that are difficult to give direction to, you may need to what are called composite images. Shannon has some great ideas how to achieve this result! Shannon says: A composite image is final image […]

Ensuring Proper Lighting in Client’s Home

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Karilyn Sanders. Karilyn says: “This mother contacted me about photographing her son’s Jewish bris ceremony. Unfortunately, the ceremony fell on a Saturday which meant there could be no photography. So I went to their Upper East side apartment the day before […]

Tips on Posing Newborns

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Erica Courtine. Erica says: “This was one of my favorite newborn sessions from the fall. This little girl was a last minute session that I was able to squeeze in. She was just over two weeks old, but slept soundly through […]

Tips on Finding Your Photography Style

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Julie Bradley. Julie says: “This session is of an 8-day-old newborn little girl. I kept the posing natural and organic, and used all natural materials like weathered antique wood, ostrich feathers, up-cycled fabrics, and antique lace. I don’t over-process my newborns […]

2014 Best Tips on Working With Children

Children’s photography can be a really fun time – they’re adorable, and energetic. But getting them to cooperate for you can present a challenge that you don’t get when photographing other age groups. Working with children can be a good experience for everyone involved with these tips. In this article we’ve compiled our best tips […]

Outdoor Baby Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Cassandra Jones. Cassandra says: “For this shoot I wanted to utilize as much of the natural surroundings as possible. I incorporated earth tones to give a rustic feel to the images and continue the natural theme.” Cassandra’s Photography Tip: Photographing newborns […]

2014 Best Tips On Newborn Portrait Photography

Newborn portrait photography can be very rewarding – but since your subject can’t really talk to you or move on their own, it’s also a little bit different than your average portrait session. We’ve compiled our best newborn photography tips that we received in 2014 to give you an idea of some of the things […]

When the session doesn’t go perfectly the first time

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Bobbi-Jo Stuart. Bobbi-Jo says: “Baby Max is one of my “Baby plan” babies, meaning he gets photographed 4 times over his first year. I took photos of Mom when she was pregnant with him, so it was exciting to finally meet […]

2014 Tips for In-Home Sessions

Lifestyle sessions are a lot of fun, but can seem a bit daunting if you’re just starting to get into them – especially if the client has asked you to do them in their home. We’ve had some very experienced lifestyle photographers contribute some of their best tips on how to handle that situation, as […]

Using Light and Shadows

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Melissa Jaimes. Melissa says: “This is baby Killian at one week new. I first met this family when big brother came for his newborn session less than 2 years ago. I always love when clients come back with more kiddos!” Melissa’s […]

Using Location to Help Kids Relax

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Rebecca Pfeifer. Rebecca says: “This was a portrait session for 2-year old Leeland which took place at The Farm in Door County, Wisconsin. While I don’t normally travel so far for a portrait session, I knew when I talked to Leeland’s […]

Preparing for In-Home Newborn Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Leah Jent. Leah says: “This was a recent newborn session of an 8-day-old little boy with TONS of hair! I shot this session in the family’s home.” Leah’s Photography Tip: I am a newborn photographer who mostly shoots the “posed” style […]

How to Put Newborns at Ease

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Desiree Veldkamp. Desiree says: “This adorable newborn was 10 days new at the time of this session, and super cute. She arrived at our studio with her Mom, Grandma, and Auntie who were all so helpful. During the session I used […]

Newborn Lighting Tutorial

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Keely Julson. Getting the perfect newborn photos is critical for your clients. These photographs are very prized, and if done well, your reputation for a newborn photographer will spread. Keely says: I’m going to discuss one lighting technique that you […]

Documenting Baby’s Growth by Doing In-Home Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Stefanie Harrington. Stefanie says: “I used to be pretty intimated when I had to photograph a family session inside a client’s home, but those sessions have actually become some of my favorite, especially for sessions during baby’s first year. With young […]

Newborn Safety Tips Tutorial, Part II

This article is the second half of a tutorial on infant safety during Newborn and Infant photography sessions. To read the first half of the article, click here.  The second half of the article is based around infant posing and safety during posing, and is written by the same author as the first half of […]

Soft, Even Lighting for Newborns

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Keely Julson. Keely says: “This sweet family came all the way down from Maryland, just for me, and braved 8 hours of traffic along the way. I was so flattered! It made me feel even more special that they drove through […]

Newborn Safety Tutorial, Part I

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this awesome photography tutorial on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s tutorial is from Anya Wait. Anya is a Madison, Wisconsin and Brooklyn, New York Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby, and Family photographer. She’s had years of experience working with newborns, and has written a two-part series on Newborn Safety just for Belovely You. Newborn safety is […]

Advice on First Year Toddler Sessions

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Sarah Martin. Sarah says: “Since this little one’s newborn session I have photographed her quite a few times. She is such a sweet and curious baby and so much fun to photograph.” Sarah’s Photography Tip: First birthday sessions are very special […]

Dreamy Babies & Toddlers Portraits by Amy Pate

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Amy Pate. Amy says: “This baby was a dream to photograph and the creative juices just flowed with him! He was putty in my hands! I used a mixture of studio light and natural light to achieve the looks I wanted.” […]

Beautiful Babies & Toddlers Portraits by Martie Hampton

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Martie Hampton. Martie says: “This little blessing was an extra special session. This couple spent 3 years working to get her here. With the help of a surrogate their prayers were finally answered. She is the most beautiful, tiny girl I […]

Peaceful Babies & Toddlers Portraits by Renee Barber

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Renee Barber. Renee says: “This was a newborn session with an 11-day-old little sweetie named Carter. His dad is in the Air Force and they had recently moved to the area. I did an on-location sessions for them in their home, […]

Whimsical Toddler Portraits by Tricia Schumacher

[pinit count=”horizontal” description=”Check out this featured session on Belovely You http://www.belovelyyou.com”]Today’s feature is from Tricia Schumacher. Tricia says: “This session was very special because this little guy was a newborn client. I have been able to watch him grow up. It had just rained and it was still a very overcast day. I was disappointed […]