Newborn Photography

Lifestyle Newborn Session and French Toasts {Newborn Photographer, Santa Cruz, CA}

This was one of the most laid back lifestyle newborn sessions I’ve ever had. Everything was flowing so naturally. I’m glad we could incorporate family dog into many of the portraits. You know the dog is a big part of the family when his name appears on my model release and in my contract.

Before we were let go home we were fed french toasts, so we wouldn’t have to drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose with empty stomachs. I can do sessions like this one every single day.

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When Cupid strikes {Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, San Jose, CA}

I met my husband thorough an online community.
They met online, as well.
Both Andrew and I share a common passion for capturing moments on film.
Watch this awesome movie he made to document their journey of becoming parents. I think, it’s awesome!

 

During our session there was a lot video making going on. On both sides.

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And the only way to finish this post is with a sweet movie of those love birds. Good luck to the three of you! To many more wonderful stories captured through your camera lenses!

 

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Original birth announcement and how to rock a family session injured

If you are thinking about ways how to stand out from the crowd, well, this family has a great idea how to do it. They came up with a very original concept for their son’s birth announcement cards – and the idea is very simple. They waited one whole year to do them!!! I think that with the life getting so crazy and hectic after new baby arrival (especially if you already have 2 boys you need to take care of), this is such a stress free and genius plan.

Also, one of them came to the session with an injured arm. Can you spot that frown? It’s going to be hard to do that.  With a huge support and encouragement from the rest of the family he rocked the session like a superhero! Seriously!

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Now it’s your turn. Did you do anything original for your baby arrival. Share with me and I might write another blog post highlighting all the original concepts for other families to use 🙂

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Ewa, your Family Photographer

 

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Nursing uncovered {Lifestyle Family Photographer, San Jose, CA}

3 years ago it was Brynja Sigurdardottir and her breastfeeding army moms. Now it is Ivette Ivens and her photos of nursing uncovered mothers. I can only say, I admire both of them for their vision. All the hatred they received for their projects had been a main reasons why I didn’t push any of my clients to participate in my own personal project of photographing breastfeeding mothers. I was not prepared for words of criticism that Brynja and Ivette has received. I think it’s time to stop being afraid and simply do it!

Back in 2012 I wrote a post for an online community, World Moms Blog: “Poland via USA: Breastfeeding in public?” expressing my thoughts about nursing in public being such a controversial, yet natural, state of human existence. Being honest with you I feel more comfortable taking pictures then writing, therefore instead of writing about this issue I will simply join the group of photographers who do support the cause of breastfeeding in public (covered or not).

Sneak peek from 3 sessions I had today.

And to all moms out there. Please enjoy those moments while you can! Capture them! Definitely!!!

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Newborn Photography Session {Newborn and Family Photographer, Milpitas, CA}

With some free time on my hands I am trying to catch up with my old sessions, that are waiting to be blogged about 🙂 This newborn photography session is from 5 months ago. Today this Little Mermaid is not so little anymore, and I can’t wait to have another session with this family. They were amazing to work with. Before our newborn session we had in person consultation and I couldn’t resist taking few maternity shots.

The whole family was so cooperative and fun to work with. The kids were so eager to have their pictures taken. They were also so easy to pose and with a little bit of shyness at the beginning they quickly came out of their shells and started being themselves.

It was also great to work with a mom who is a talented crafter herself. She had great ideas, and from the start she was on board with my ideas. Immediately we agreed on how the session will look like and what pictures we both had envisioned for this session.

Thank you for a wonderful session, Jen!

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Lifestyle newborn photography session {Newborn Photographer, Palo Alto, CA}

Lifestyle newborn photography session, those words together sound like Philip Glass to my ears. I love to hear from my clients that they want lifestyle newborn session. I just love it! I get so happy when that happens. As much as I like to play with props and cute newborn outfits, I think I am super fond of lifestyle sessions. If I was to ask a professional to photograph my newborn baby (and today I regret I didn’t do that when my kids were so little), I would definitely had gone with the photography session that is more natural for the baby.

One of the most beautiful things to photograph is a newborn and his/her family in their natural environment. Lifestyle newborn photography is beautiful. Every session has its own beauty, but I think, the most beautiful are sessions where kids are in their environment. When I get to a client’s home the kids there are most likely going to be the ones who “take charge” – they like to showcase their toys, books, art they did the other day. They like to show you around. I like it. I like how natural they are, almost immediately. You might be the strange lady for them, but the good thing is they still are in their own territory and that’s a huge plus.

During this session being a strange lady was not an issue. Before the newborn session we had already met twice. You can read more about it here . They were such troopers. Love working with those guys!

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The Runner and Sleeping Beauty {Family Photography, San Jose, CA}

Sometimes we all get sick. Right? Sometimes we all get poked in the eye by our own child, and we lose vision (or most of it) in this one particular eye, on a day that we have to use this eye for work… It happens to all of us. Right?

Luckily with the right camera settings, and the magic of auto-focus, and a tiny help from the one working eye, everything is possible!

There was no time to re-schedule our session, so we went with the flow, knowing that if this time don’t work, then we will have another hour full of playing and bubbles blowing in a few days. Who wouldn’t want that? Right? 😉

By doing so, I did not expect that the one of the family members will make me work for my money. Seriously. “The Runner” should be her second name. She did not want to stop, and she had so much fun doing it. What a great thing to be able to capture such joy and happiness, btw. And everything while her little sister was getting a good sleep. She woke up just on time for me to see her beautiful eyes and say “it was very nice to meet you, sweetie pie”, and on time to snap a last photo of her mama peacefully nursing her. Just perfect!

I think, even despite the obstacle we have created some beautiful images that day!

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Pinkalicious {Newborn and Family Photographer, San Jose, CA}

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5 months ago I met this family to photograph just born Little Sister. She was perfect in her sleepiness and calmness, and I loved every single minute I spent with the family. Beside me talking pictures we also talked about topics like “tabula rasa”…

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I can’t wait for our next session. Then, we will definitely do some more running around and throwing in the air! I promise that!

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And can’t wait to add another sisters hugging picture to this collage!

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The Miracle Of Life {Newborn and Maternity Photographer, San Jose, CA}

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Some of the best things that happen to photographers are “coming back” clients. They make us feel wonderful. The other thing that makes us feel wonderful is to be able to watch them grow as a family. Pregnant mom hugging her newborn treasure. Newborn becoming a running away from you toddler, and all that in front of your camera. How cool is that?

Very recently I had the chance to experience the warm fuzzy feeling those kind of sessions bring.

First we met for a maternity session, and way before out session I was warned about the soon-to-be a Big Brother not liking to be photographed. To a great surprise of his parents he endured the session like a pro.

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Few months later I met them again, richer in one family member. What a sweet and full of sleep Prince he was.

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Thank you Manja and Chad for letting me be a part of your growing family this year!

It’s a boy! {Newborn Photography, San Jose, CA}

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I met this beautiful family when they were still waiting for their baby boy:

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It was a wonderful day when I opened my email and read “Hello Ewa, our baby boy arrived yesterday. We are all fine and happy. When can we schedule new sesssion?” The best email a photographer can receive. Pretty soon after I reveived that message I had the chance to meet Leonardo myself.

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Julian {Newborn/Family Photography, San Jose, CA}

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I meet with Julian not once, but twice.

The second time his grandparents were in town and I could not pass the opportunity to capture 3 generations.

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Here is more picture from both sessions:

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Waiting for Baby Boy {Maternity Photography, San Jose, CA}

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Two weeks ago I had met a gorgeous expecting mamma and her beautiful family.
Now, I can’t wait so meet this baby boy who is soon to enter this world!

More pictures of this beautiful family in this slideshow.

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