FAMILY: Family participation is not only included in your package, but encouraged. Parents and siblings should wear soft, neutral tones to compliment baby’s skin. Try to avoid black, white and clothing with text.
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Like you, I’m constantly amazed at how quickly time is passing.
Sometimes I have to take a minute to pause and ponder the weight of these portraits. This family will look back on these photos for the rest of their lives and beyond. This is how they will remember this time. It’s my job to capture the details – so when you see that image of those tiny toes, you’ll smell what you smelled, and feel how you felt.
Your session experience will be a fun, movement-infused hour of playing together!
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FEEDING: There will be plenty of time for feeding and soothing your baby. Try and plan a feeding a few minutes before your session so that baby is full and ready to rest. If ever you feel uncomfortable or would like to take a break, don’t hesitate to let me know. A mother’s instinct is always right, and if you’re feeling uneasy, baby probably is too.
Danielle Parker is an on-location natural light photographer specializing in timeless, natural, and genuine newborn, maternity, fresh 48, birth, and baby milestone photography in the Greater Mobile area.
Can I say how honored I am you are considering a photography session with me?! Because this is why I do what I do. It’s because I understand. I am a mother myself – and I know how exciting, and nerve-wracking, and beautiful this special time in your life is.
Helping you treasure your family’s love & laughter through beautiful photos
CLOTHING: Don’t worry about picking out a bunch of outfits for your newborn session. Simple is best, and we’ll be doing most of your little one’s portraits in his or her birthday suit. With that said, you may want to pick out a few special props to add a unique touch to your session. Delicate tie-backs, tasteful bows and hats are always precious along with any special touches such as family heirlooms or handmade wraps or blankets. We’ll have extra linens on hand in case we need them.
Whether it’s a new wall gallery or an album for years to come, you’ll have gorgeous reminders of fleeting days.
Every family will have different tastes and comfort levels, so I’d like to talk with you before-hand about your goals for the shoot.
“Laurie is a fantastic photographer! She made our newborn session such a fun and comfortable experience for everyone in the family. And the photos we got are amazing. I will treasure them and always have a reminder of this very special time in my life.”
Babies shouldn’t grow so fast. Kids shouldn’t get as tall as us in a blink. The “lasts” shouldn’t come as quickly as the “firsts.”
You see, I get it. I didn’t realize how quickly they change. You don’t think you will forget. You really don’t. But forget, you do. Because it all happens so fast…life happens so fast and all of a sudden your little one is turning one and you don’t know where the time went. And you want to remember. They are this small only once, but you can freeze time – and I can help with that. I can help you remember.
“Laurie Hatfield works magic with her camera! Her eye for using the sunlight during our outdoor family session made our photos look like works of art! Laurie’s ability to capture our hearts for one another in candid shots gave us a precious, lasting memory of this moment in time for our family.”
“I can’t say enough about Laurie Hatfield Photography. She will capture the happiness and love within your family while giving you the highest quality of memories you can cherish for a lifetime!”
You’re trying to get a good photo of your child for their birthday, first day of school, a random Tuesday. And they give you that grimace. You know the one. Let me share with you 5 tricks I use with my own kids and the many other kids I photograph!
Time will continue to race by, but I can help you capture the moments before they’re the last of their kind. Through a photo session with fun prompts, lots of movement, and a focus on your connection, I will guide you towards grabbing ahold of THIS moment.
SCHEDULING: It’s really important to plan ahead with maternity and newborn photography to ensure your sessions go smoothly and you get the best results. It’s best to schedule maternity portraits around 28 – 34 weeks so that you’re showing, but still comfortable. Newborn portraits should be scheduled within the first two weeks of life while your baby is most malleable and sleeping much of the time.
LOCATION: Traveling is never easy with a newborn. If you’d like to do your portraits at home, consider an area indoors with lots of space and natural light. My partner and I will bring everything needed to safely and professionally capture your newborn – including a bean bag, backdrops and studio lighting. I’m also happy to host you at my home if you’d prefer. Travel fees will apply for distances further than 30 miles of my home in Mobile, AL.