Two things I would like to mention about little Westin’s newborn session. First of all, it is not every day that I have the dad contact me looking for a newborn photographer. I could tell he was so excited about his son and that he was really looking forward to their newborn session. I love seeing when dads are just as excited as moms.
Second thing, I remember the amount of ideas these 2 had in mind. They came to me having done their research and knew exactly what they wanted. So what do you do when you have a certain style of photography and the parents ask you to incorporate their ideas. These are ideas/ props that aren’t necessarily things you do on a regular basis but they mean a lot to mom and dad. These are the people we as photographers are trying to please… you get creative. You take all mom and dad’s ideas and you put your artistic twist on it. I hear many photographers complain about the etsy ideas parents bring to them or they limit their clients on the amount of ideas/props they are allowed to bring to their session. This is always completely shocking to me as I don’t know who these photographers work for but I work for my clients. They are honoring me with the task of photographing their bundles of joy in their first few days of life. Why wouldn’t I incorporate all their ideas? Just take their ideas and make it your own. If you find the etsy image that inspired them cheesy (these are not my sentiments but I hear it a lot in my industry) don’t imitate it then. Put your own spin on it. That is what I did with this session and I am really pleased with the results. I know for a fact that mom and dad are too and they will cherish these images for many years to come.
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