Those first few weeks of your baby’s life go by in a blur, and you will never have those precious moments again. A newborn portrait session is the perfect way to capture the sweet innocence, delicate features, and angelic expressions that fill your heart with joy.
Newborn Photography captures the innocence and the intense emotions of this special time. A new baby is a life-changing experience, and Ben & Bella Photography captures these invaluable memories as art with newborn photography.
Newborn Photography clients love our attention to detail, and our Newborn Photography focuses on the wrinkles, tiny fingers and toes. Most importantly, our Newborn Photography captures the joy of motherhood, and the special bond between parents and baby.
Here at Ben & Bella Photography we are an expert in capturing those moments that grab a hold of just about everyone’s heart. While the baby sleeps most of the time during a newborn photo shoot we puts aside plenty of time for breaks, as newborns need to be fed, be changed, and cuddled.
Newborn photography is best done in the first 10 days. Older babies often squirm and become fussy making it very difficult to capture the moment, or even pose them properly. Babies that are a few months old rarely hold still and often squirm and as they grow older. They begin to move and try to get away and cry – often making the photography session very stressful and frustrating. However, with a newborn, you rarely get that lack of cooperation. Because newborns sleep ninety percent of the time allowing for a much easier time posing them and photographing them.
If you have a newborn baby or are expecting one soon, one of the best ways to preserve those fond memories that seem to slip away so fast is by having professional NYC newborn photographer photograph your beautiful baby. These memories are truly priceless.
A newborn marks a fresh chapter in the life of a family. Preserving this special time with artistic newborn photography is truly an act of love.
Our custom portrait sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to create a relaxed and memorable newborn photography session, while capturing a variety of posed and lifestyle family portraits to truly capture the emotions of this special time. With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create newborn portraits that are beautiful, intimate, and emotional. A combination of styling along with expertise in artful lighting and retouching bring out the best in your portraits. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind fine art which that you will treasure forever.
It is never too early to book! Newborn portraits are ideally captured within the first 5-10 days of life, when your baby will be sleeping deeply and curling up naturally for those precious newborn poses. However, we understand that these first few weeks are unpredictable, and although we can no longer capture some of the flexible poses from those early days, we still welcome babies at a few weeks old for in-home newborn sessions.
How long will our session last?
Newborn photography sessions generally last around two hours. There is plenty of time for nursing, soothing, and lots of cuddles. We strive to create a relaxed and peaceful environment, and our priority is always your comfort and the safety of your newborn. These sessions are delicate, and we patiently take the time to perfect each pose. Our gentle and detailed approach allows us to capture those precious moments that become the most beautiful, meaningful portraits.
STUDIO or ON LOCATION?
We offer fine art newborn portraits in our beautiful studio, or in the comfort of your home. Working in our studio allows us to shoot in a controlled environment, with the perfect lighting and room temperature that are so important to the success of a newborn session. We are also happy to capture newborn portraits in the beautiful settings of your home. We will capture lifestyle portraits in your baby’s nursery and any other meaningful settings. We will also bring along portable lighting equipment, as well as some blankets and accessories for the “classic” posed newborn portraits.
WHAT TO WEAR
Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. Babies are cutest in their bare bottoms. We have our own selection of accessories, but we always recommend shopping for cute diaper covers, knit hats, headbands, or wraps. You can search for “newborn photography props,” and you’ll find LOTS of adorable options. As for parents, we love skin-on-skin for intimate newborn portraits. A lace camisole or a strapless dress for Mommy. A bare chest or fitted button-down shirt for Daddy. We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. Neutrals and creams with touches of pastels for a soft, gentle feel.
Post-Processing & Ordering
Following your session, Chris selects the best images for processing and retouching. He devotes time to carefully compare the many of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, and overall appeal. These 20-30 images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.
Approximately 2-3 weeks following your session, we invite you into the studio for your proofing session. This presentation will be an emotional experience, after which you will be able to select the images you would like to order for your home, office, family and friends. Chris will consult you on options for displaying your newborn photography in creative and beautiful ways. We are happy to accommodate you in the evenings and weekends for these appointments.
Displaying Your Portraits
We offer a variety of Fine Art Prints, Boutique Items, Keepsake Albums, Digital Packages, and Collections to suit every client. Each product we offer has been selected for its quality craftsmanship, and the heirloom quality ensures that your custom art will be enjoyed for generations!
Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of our portrait sessions. Included in your initial investment is our time and talent during the session and a personalized proofing session to assist you in making your portrait order selections. When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact us. We look forward to capturing these special treasured memories for your family!