HELLO! caught up with Julia to discuss baby photography, and get her top tips for doing your own baby shoot at home!
The most important ingredient is light. You don’t need to have professional flash, but you do need a window with good light. If the light is too bright (like direct sun), have some white plastic shower curtains on hand to tape up on the glass to help make the light a bit softer. If you want to take pictures in the baby’s crib, move it next to a window. You can also use pillows or layer lots of blankets on the floor in the window light to make a nice comfortable spot for baby.
“Keri and Jennifer absolutely blessed us with unforgettable photos of our son. They created an incredibly soothing environment, and captured moments that we never could have captured on our own.” -Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 90120)
Trends in newborn photography are always changing. Right now, using flowers and greenery in newborn shoots is popular. However, cute hats and outfits will never go out of style. The first thing to decide is whether you like things neutral or bright and then shop for blankets and hats accordingly. If you love shots of the baby with cute hats on, then you can purchase them on places like Etsy (just make sure to do it in plenty of time in case you want things shipped from other countries).
The mother of two is not only well known for her amazing photography skills – in 2007 her Dirty Dancing-themed first dance, which has has more than 10 million views, went viral on You Tube and landed her and her husband on The Oprah Winfrey Show, dancing with Patrick Swayze!
What shoots are the most popular with parents and why do you think they are so popular?
What’s the perfect age (weeks) to do a shoot with a newborn?
“They are both so kind and have the patience of Saints when they worked with our daughter, Adeline, and again with our son, Wilder. The photos themselves are something we will always treasure.” -Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Town (Big Bang Theory)
What essentials do you need to create a ‘photo studio’ in your own home?
Julia recently won an award for this ‘timeless and beautiful’ picture of her daughter hugging a giraffe
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How do you keep a baby calm/sleep and not crying during the shoot?
“The moment Jennifer and Keri stepped into our home, we felt at ease and comfortable with them handling our newborn baby Penna. The images captured during the photo shoot exceeded all of our expectations.” -Ian Ziering (90210, Sharknado)
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Yes and no. You can get simple, natural-style images at home, but the more complicated, artistic portraits require an advanced knowledge of lighting, posing and, most importantly, safe handling of newborn babies.
Ideally, a newborn photoshoot should happen within the first 10 days of life
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Los Angeles Newborn & Baby Photographer Southern California native, Maxine Evans is an award-winning Los Angeles based professional photographer specializing in Newborn and Baby Portraiture. She is also Los Angeles’ go-to celebrity baby photographer.
Maxine’s newborn and baby sessions are widely sought after. Due to her notability, sessions are often booked up months in advance. Please inquire for availability. Growing up the daughter of Multi-Grammy Award and The Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award-winning, Jazz Legend, Bill Evans, she is inspired and influenced by beautiful music and fine art.
Offering her pure, modern style, creating stunning newborn and baby portraits. She is a master at her craft, with her infinite patience and gentle touch she has the skill and experience required to soothe, handle, pose and photograph even the tiniest of infants.
Maxine also prides herself in being a pediatrician and OBGYN approved expert in baby safety. Your child will be in the best of hands at all times. Setting herself apart… Maxine’s photography career has spanned over two decades.
Beginning with eco and commercial tourism she traveled the world photographing people enjoying their vacations for hotels, resorts and airlines. This began her love of photographing people which naturally progressed into portrait photography and she eventually found her way into the specialty of newborn and baby photography several years ago.
Her depth of photography is great and she is proud to say this has been her only career. Maxine Evans’ exclusive client list is extensive and includes Oscar and Grammy award-winning artists, celebrities, professional athletes, entertainment and music industry clients.
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Keri Meyers partners with her friend Jennifer Blakeley providing timeless newborn portraiture for celebrity clientele. Their partnership Keri & Jen Timeless Newborn Portraiture is now the most trusted and recommended Newborn Photography service, providing high end portraits for the most discerning celebrity clientele based in Los Angeles, New York and around North America. Their work has been featured in OK! Magazine, US Magazine and other media outlets.
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Julia comes from a long line of Italian photographers and artists
Celebrity family photographer Julia Boggio has been photographing babies and families for over 12 years. Her trendsetting work in the photography industry, as well as her American-style customer service, has helped her to become the photographer of choice in the London luxury market; Julia had the pleasure of photographing Richard Branson’s twin grandchildren when they were just a few days old, as well as Katy Hill’s family (in the most adorable photoshoot ever).
Maxine Evans Photography is fully licensed and insured business with your infant or baby’s best interest at heart.
You have a lot of celebrity clients, one of them is Richard Branson’s daughter, Holly. How was it photographing her twins?
Timing the shoot to begin after feeds is a good place to start. Keeping the room warm, almost uncomfortably so for you, can help the baby relax, especially if you want to get shots where their clothes are off. It’s also a good idea to play some white noise or heartbeats on your phone as the sound is comforting to babies (after all, it was all they really heard for nine months).
There is no perfect amount of time for a newborn shoot to last. I’ve had shoots go anywhere from two hours to eight hours. It all depends on the baby’s temperament. There are often long breaks for feeding and lulling the baby to sleep – this can’t be rushed.
Her son taking part in a ‘Cake Smash’ sailor-themed photoshoot. Cake by Cakes By Robin
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Holly was lovely and her twins were very well behaved. I had photographed her father in the past and I’m a mother, too, so we had plenty to chat about. The thing about babies and motherhood is that it’s the great leveller – no matter who you are, we’ve all had similar experiences. I’ve been asked for recommendations on all sorts of things by celebrity mums, from breastfeeding coaches to books about sleep routines.
In the first year, most parents will see me three times (four if you include a pregnancy shoot). Newborn shoots are special because the baby is so new and beautiful. However, the baby will quickly change and soon will look nothing like that cuddly bundle you brought home from the hospital. My favourite time to photograph babies is between 6-8 months in a studio setting. The key is to do it when they are sitting up steadily, but not yet crawling. You can have lots of fun dressing them up or photographing them with their rolls of fat (which also disappear way too soon). Finally, there is the first birthday shoot, which sometimes involves baby’s first taste of cake (also known as a Cake Smash Shoot). Some babies absolutely love it and some act like you are feeding them cow pats. It’s always hilarious and always yields great photographs.
I absolutely love all the interesting people I have met through this job, from celebrities to just really awesome individuals, many of whom have become friends as well as clients. I also really love the challenges of running a business – it’s never boring and, if done right, should be just as creative as the photography side. For example, I’ve published two Boggio magazines, which you can find on Issuu.
“Keri and Jen are so professional and passionate about their photography. I felt completely at ease putting my 1 week old newborn in their hands. They truly are baby whisperers! I couldn’t be happier with the beautiful shots they got of my family. These photos will be cherished for a lifetime.” – A.J. Cook
Both my great-grandfather and my grandfather in Italy were photographers, so it’s always been in my blood. I didn’t discover my own passion for it until a trip to South America in 2000. When I returned, I enrolled on a course in photography on weekends while I worked as an advertising copywriter. Eventually, I decided to turn it into my career and now I’ve been a full-time professional photographer for 12 years.
Proud parent alert – I really adore photographing my own children. They are my muses. In fact, ideas I have for them are often the ones that I then turn into shoots for my wider client base. Earlier this year, I won Children’s Portrait Photographer of the Year at an international photography conference for a Fine Art photograph of my daughter hugging a giraffe (I’m holding a Menagerie Fine Art Shoot Day on September 16, where I can capture images like this for clients). The feeling I get every time I look at that portrait of her gives me shivers. It’s timeless and beautiful. I want my clients to get the same feeling when they look at my photographs of their own children.
Are there any memorable images or shoots you can share with us? What made them so special?
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“Jennifer and Keri took great care of our five day old son during the shoot, and were able to capture beautiful family photos that we will treasure for generations.” -Donald & Vanessa Trump Jr.
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Holly Branson’s twins Artie and Etta were only a few days old when Julia Boggio photographed them
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Newborn photography ideally needs to happen within the first 10 days of life. After this time, they start spending more time awake, which makes them harder to pose. With twins or babies that have come a little early, this time frame can usually be extended.