I do photography because I absolutely love to capture babies and families in the moment. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved taking photos. I always wanted to have photos to look back on, to remember what I was doing at the time, how I looked (which sometimes I may not want to remember what I looked like) LOL, where I traveled, etc. I especially love to take photos of my family. I love looking back and recreating the memories we made, what we looked like, what we were doing, where we were. Having photos of my own family is so very important to me. I think that's why I started making photography my profession, albeit later in life, but it's never too late to do what you love, right?
Now, I want to create memories frozen in time for other families. From maternity, Fresh 48, newborn to families. Priceless! I want to create and show the connection and emotion of what's happening at that time. So, when they look back through their album or enjoy viewing their wall art, they will be taken back to that moment in time and feel the same love, emotion, comfort and contentment. Or, they may feel sadness or grief because the photo includes parents that may have since passed, but they are so glad they had photos with them so they could remember and show future generations.
I especially make sure that mom and dad are in the photos. It is so special to be in the photos with your children. Think how as they get older, how much they will love seeing you with them years from now - remembering the emotion, the laughter, the silliness, the comfort and, most importantly, the love you shared.
This is why I do photography.
Let's start creating those memories for you and your family.
Patti specializes in lifestyle Maternity, Fresh 48, Newborn and family photography. If you are ready to book or chat about your photo session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the "Book A Call" box below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. We only take a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? We hope so. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Did you know Grandparents Day is fast approaching on Sunday, September 8?
Grandparents absolutely love their grandchildren and dote on them as much as possible. I am sure your parents love to see photos of your children when they can't be with them or live far away. Imagine how much more they would love and enjoy having photos with their grandchildren to cherish forever. Grandparents usually have everything they need, but having images of their family, especially being in the photos themselves with their grandchildren, well, there's just nothing more special than that.
I certainly wish I had more photos of me with my grandparents. That's why every time I visit with my grandchildren that live out of state, I always, always take pictures with them. I cherish them and I hope they will cherish them just as much as they grow older and these pictures are passed down from generation to generation.
I recently saw a quote that said, "Keep memories alive for generations." Photos keep those memories alive.
That's why I am offering a special Limited Edition Photo Session in honor of Grandparents Day to take lifestyle photos of children with their grandparents. This would be such a beautiful gift to give them on Grandparents Day by gifting them this session with their grandchildren. OR, if your parents do not live in the area, you could use this session to update your own family photo and send them the photo as your gift to them on Grandparents Day. I bet they will say it's the best gift they have ever received!
Life passes by so quickly. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.
Read the details on the flyer below and book your date and time now!
The beauty of lifestyle photography is capturing your family and newborn in a very relaxed, natural state in the comfort and security of your own home. No posed setups, props or formal posing. Your baby is in charge. I just want them to be comfortable, happy and safe. I don’t have crazy expectations. I will capture images with baby-led posing with and without mom, dad and siblings and just a little direction and guidance from me, your artistic director, will capture the raw emotions of the moment.
Booking your session is as easy as picking up the phone. Here's how to do it:
What to do:
Get in touch with me any time during your pregnancy. Upon receipt of the non-refundable retainer fee and executed agreement, I will schedule in your due date. This way, at least it’s on the books. However, as we all know, babies decide their own timeline, so your baby may arrive earlier (or later) than expected. That’s okay. However, I must be notified within five (5) days of your giving birth so we can finalize your appointment date when your baby is between two - four weeks old. If you are having a scheduled delivery, we can schedule your newborn session ahead of time. If you just had your baby and would like to have professional newborn photos, contact me immediately to set up a session time and I will do my best to fit you in.
When to book:
The ideal time I like to photograph newborns for lifestyle sessions is when your baby is between two - four weeks old. Waiting until they are two - four weeks old allows baby to interact with mom, dad and any siblings. The baby can be awake and/or asleep. I use the natural environment of your home to capture these fleeting moments.
Where session takes place:
I will photograph your newborn in the comfort and security of your own home using natural window light. Please do not stress yourself out by cleaning your house getting ready for your session. You just had a baby, after all. Your job is to feed, comfort and love on your baby. Upon arrival on the day of the session, I will take a quick tour of your home to determine which area will have the best window light. This could be your bedroom, living room, and/or nursery. A window facing north gives the best natural light, but no worries if your area doesn't have a north-facing window. If we are in the bedroom, just remove clutter from the nightstands so they will not be in the photographs. Bedding should be simple and white, if at all possible, as white reflects the light wonderfully.
Lifestyle newborn sessions will take approximately two hours.
Patti specializes in Maternity, Fresh 48 and lifestyle Newborn photography. If you are ready to book or chat about your maternity, fresh 48 and/or newborn session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the "Book Your Initial Phone Call" box below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. DreamWorld Photography is currently booking through June 2019. We only take a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? We hope so. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Baby J is in the house!
I photographed this beautiful babe back in January. It's hard to believe I get to photograph babies for a living. Each one is so different and unique. This baby girl makes her mama proud and look at those blue eyes! Just gorgeous!
This is my next to last posed newborn photography client. If you read my blog from last week, you know DreamWorld Photography now offers lifestyle newborn photography. I can't wait to begin photographing babies and families in the more relaxed, natural state of lifestyle photography. Love, love, love it! You will, too.
Patti specializes in Maternity, Fresh 48 and Newborn custom lifestyle photography. If you are ready to book your maternity, fresh 48 and/or newborn session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click here or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. DreamWorld Photography is currently booking for now through May 2019. Due to the timing and nature of maternity, fresh 48 and newborn photography, we only take a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? We hope so. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Lifestyle Newborn Photography | Digital Photography
I am so excited to announce DreamWorld Photography will be transitioning into Lifestyle Newborn Photography!
What does this mean? As with my posed newborn photography, your photo session will take place in the comfort and security of your own home, but lifestyle newborn photography is a more natural, comfortable way of photographing your newborn, with mom and dad as well as any siblings. No posed setups, props or formal posing.
Instead of me specifically posing your baby in props or on posing bags, lifestyle sessions will be very relaxing and baby-led posing with a little guidance and direction from me, your artistic director, to capture the raw emotions of the moment.
I recently took a workshop on lifestyle newborn photography and the more I have seen lifestyle newborn photography, the more I have fallen in love with it. I absolutely love the natural poses and capturing your baby in his/her natural state rather than trying to get them curled up in certain poses. Don’t get me wrong. I loved doing the posed newborn photography, but believe it is time for DreamWorld Photography to embrace a new style and lifestyle is it!
Also, with the lifestyle sessions, I will have a new pricing structure where these sessions will be all-inclusive. Meaning, you will pay one price that will include the time and talent of the photographer (me), the session itself, high-resolution professionally edited digital images as well as a premium leather album with 20 gorgeous images designed by yours truly. In addition, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional art portraiture for your walls.
Ready to book your lifestyle newborn portrait session? Click below.
Patti specializes in Maternity, Fresh 48 and Newborn custom photography. If you are ready to book your maternity, fresh 48 and/or newborn session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the button below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. DreamWorld Photography is currently booking now through April 2019. Due to the timing and nature of maternity, fresh 48 and newborn photography, we only take a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? We hope so. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
What You Need to Know to Get Ready for Your Newborn Session with DreamWorld Photography | Sarasota Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography | Digital Photography
I'm sure you may have read different ways newborn photographers ask their clients to prepare for their newborn photo session. The following information is what I ask my clients to do in order to prepare their newborn for our session.
For newborns, they should be fed within a half-hour of the session start time, bathed and only dressed in a loosely attached diaper and loose swaddle blanket so we don't have to disturb your sleeping baby by having to undress them. They are more at peace with a full belly and a clean body. Please try to keep your baby awake for one hour prior to the start of our session in order to have a very sleepy baby. This will save us time in the session from trying to get the baby to sleep.
We know babies don’t always cooperate when you want them to. That’s okay. I love my sessions to be fun and the least stressful as possible. I work slowly and follow baby's cues. If we need a break, we’ll take one. Play, take some candids (which sometimes can be the best pictures) and try again. Hopefully, by the end of the session, we would have created great moments that will last a lifetime.
Keep your house warm during our session. This will help keep your "in the buff" baby asleep. Setting your thermostat at 75 - 80 degrees should do the trick. It will be warm for us, but perfect for your baby.
As I need a quiet, calm and relaxed atmosphere, please do not have others (including animals) in the room at the time I am photographing your baby. It is better for your baby to wake up from hunger and be fed than from others talking too loudly. That's why it's imperative I work in a quiet, non-distracting atmosphere.
What to Expect
We will take approximately two - three hours for your session, so please plan accordingly. Expect messes and frequent feedings. Babies tend to eat more during a session, which is completely normal. I will bring several hats, blankets, wraps and other props for your newborn session. Several photos will be taken in their "birthday suit" along with the wraps, etc. However, please feel free to make available your own special outfit, toy or blanket, etc. that you would like to use in the session.
That's it. I'll take care of the rest. Ready to book? Click on the button below.
Patti specializes in Maternity, Fresh 48 and Newborn custom photography. If you are ready to book your maternity, fresh 48 and/or newborn session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the box below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. DreamWorld Photography is currently booking for February - March 2019. As maternity, fresh 48 and newborn photography are customized sessions, we only take a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? We hope so. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
In today's world of technology, particularly regarding photography, memories are captured through digital cameras, but those precious images almost never make their way into albums or frames these days. Right? It's almost rare to see physical photos on walls or tables anymore. They stay either on your computer or on a flash drive. You say, "I'll get them printed someday," but we all know that "someday" usually never arrives.
Because I value what I create for my clients, I am all for bringing back the "old school" ways of showing and displaying your images by flipping through albums and showing off treasured memories on your walls. Let's bring back the tradition of preserving your photos through beautiful bound books and displays of art portraiture on your walls. These will be heirloom items to pass down from generation to generation. Your printed images will be the most expressive way to enjoy your photographs.
Other reasons for printing your images:
It has long been acknowledged that family photos on display in a home help boost a child's sense of identity and create a sense of belonging. Each time they walk by a family photograph, which is countless times a day, a message is sent...
“You, my dear child, are important. You matter. You have a special place in this world. You are part of this thing called FAMILY and we love you.”
I wonder what they think when they walk by a USB drive?
Memories in print - priceless!
Digital vs Print
Which would you rather have?
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.