I’ve worked with this family several times and this is the second set of maternity and newborn portraits that I’ve shot for them. The first shoot was far easier than this one because it was just the three of us, this set of photographs had the added challenge of a toddling Tate. As a mother and seasoned photographer of small people, I am very aware of the need to be patient with little ones, they don’t work well under pressure so going with the flow is what’s required.
We shot a few pics at their house before heading out to Delta Park for the rest of the shoot.
I love shooting portraits and I do my best to make sure that my clients also enjoy the process of being photographed. Being in front of the camera can be pretty daunting for the majority of people and working on location rather than in a studio environment, especially with little people, can make a shoot more relaxed.
It’s best to take maternity photos between 32 and 36 weeks, once there’s a good sized bump and before it gets too uncomfortable to be moving around. This timing also takes any early appearances into account!!
Tate’s wheels started to fall off towards the end of the shoot, so we wrapped up with this picture.
We didn’t have an early appearance problem with baby number two. Tanner arrived a few days later than anticipated and he was a total super star throughout his shoot.
We shot his newborn portraits when he was just 4 days old. I recommend taking newborn portraits within the first 7 to 10 days of baby’s arrival, before babies start to fill out and lose their ‘newborn’ look.
Getting a family portrait which included Tate verged on impossible, he wasn’t in the mood to spend time with his new baby brother, so after capturing this one, we left him to his own devices and concentrated on baby Tanner.
As is always the case in winter, this was a Bikram newborn shoot with all of us roasting in a warm room to keep baby Tanner happy for his close ups.
My newborn shoots include the whole family, not just the new arrival. Milestone moments like babies arriving and birthdays are such important memories to capture and little Tanner will love looking at the photos when he’s a bit older.
Mom really wanted to get a shot of the two boys together, so we had to get Tate settled and distracted with Paw Patrol so we could carefully place Tanner with him, I think this shot says it all LOL.
It wouldn’t be an Emma O’Brien photo shoot without including some dogs, so here they are….
Maternity and newborn lifestyle photography is my speciality. I’m passionate about creating authentic and natural images that reflect each of my clients’ personalities and uniqueness and I’m very happy when there are dogs involved in a shoot.