Yes! Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 10 this year. In honor of this special day, I have decided to add a Newborn Mini Session.
What better gift to give your parents than a portrait of their newest grandchild. They will cherish it forever. Or, you may want to book this mini session just for you if you don't want a full session, but just a few great shots. See the flyer below for details.
Mini Session Fine Print:
Must sign a Letter of Agreement and pay a non-refundable retainer fee of $50 to hold and reserve your date. Balance will be due day of mini session.
Click here for important Mini Session details and link to download Letter of Agreement.
Contact me to book your mini session now based on your due date. Date will be booked upon receipt of Letter of Agreement and your $50 non-refundable retainer fee. Spaces are limited on weekends only beginning Saturday, July 8 until Sunday, August 20. This will allow time to have images edited and printed in time for Grandparent's Day.
Since I shoot with natural window light only, you will have a choice of choosing your session time of 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
If you are not currently pregnant, but know someone who is, please feel free to share and tag them.
Thank you and I hope you are able to take advantage of this special Newborn Mini Session!
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Had the pleasure of photographing this very adorable chunkey, monkey at four weeks old. I generally do not photograph newborns older than 5 - 10 days, but this was a special circumstance and we couldn't schedule to photograph Baby Zion any earlier. During his session, he stayed awake most of the time, but that was okay, because he had the cutest expressions.
How your baby's growing
Your baby enjoys watching your face and might even mimic some of your gestures. Stick out your tongue and see if he does the same.
Soon your baby will gurgle, coo, grunt, and hum. Be sure to coo and gurgle back, and talk to your baby face to face. Don't feel silly about using baby talk – babies are particularly attuned to this high-pitched, drawn-out way of communicating, which can actually teach your baby about the structure and function of language.
When you have things to do around the house or errands to run, try “wearing your baby” in a carrier on your chest to keep him feeling happy and secure. Your baby loves being close to you.
Playing with your newborn is a perfect way to gently guide him into his new — and unfamiliar — world. Mobiles with high-contrast patterns and books with photos of babies' faces will captivate him.
A play gym full of compelling toys to look at, swipe at, and listen to will give your baby practice with arm, hand, and finger coordination skills — and make lying down more interesting! You can even lie down on the floor next to your baby and join in the fun.
Although your baby can grab with gusto now, he doesn't yet have the hand-eye coordination to reach for an object you pass in front of him. That skill will develop at about 4 months of age. In the meantime, you'll have to place toys in his hand — your pinky may be an unexpected favorite.
At birth, your baby had no idea that his arms and legs were attached to him. That's all changing now as he starts exploring his body. The parts he's discovering first are his hands and feet.
Encourage his interest by holding his arms above his head and asking "How big is baby?" or by reciting "This Little Piggy" and counting his toes. Try moving his hands in front of his face so he can see and feel them at the same time.
Babies have trouble regulating their body temperature, and their circulation isn't perfect just yet. Keep in mind that some of your baby's body heat escapes through his hands and feet. Make sure little toes and fingers are covered on cold days, particularly when the two of you go outside.
Your baby may gurgle, coo, grunt, and hum to express his feelings. A few babies also begin squealing and laughing. Be sure to coo and gurgle back, and talk to your baby face to face. He'll enjoy holding your gaze now.
If you have things to do, your baby will still enjoy hearing your voice from across the room. And don't feel silly about talking Motherese or baby talk — babies are particularly attuned to this high-pitched, drawn-out way of communicating that can actually teach your baby about the structure and function of language.
Narrate your day to your baby. He'll enjoy your conversation and may even start to chime in with his own comments.
Remember, your baby is an individual
All babies are unique and meet milestones at their own pace. Developmental guidelines simply show what your baby has the potential to accomplish — if not right now, then soon. If your baby was premature, keep in mind that kids born early usually need a bit more time to meet their milestones. If you have any questions at all about your baby's development, ask your healthcare provider.
Article credit: babycenter
I am a natural light photographer of newborns in the Sunshine State | Florida. I have always loved photography. I have always loved babies. So, now I'm a newborn photographer, who is an admitted chocolateholic.