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Capturing New Beginnings: A Guide to Newborn Photos with Kate Buckles Photography!

Hey new parents and soon-to-be parents! The arrival of a newborn is a whirlwind of joy, delicate moments, and laughter that deserves to be cherished and frozen in time. At Kate Buckles Photography, we're all about creating a relaxed and joyful atmosphere to capture those early days with your precious little one. So, let's dive into the enchanting world of newborn photos and the magic we can create together!


newborn swaddled in a blue blanket

1. Timing Is Everything: Newborns are like little bundles of joy that change and grow in the blink of an eye. That's why timing is everything when it comes to newborn photos. Schedule your session within the first two weeks of your baby's arrival to capture those tiny features and delicate moments that define the newborn stage.

2. Create a Cozy Setting: We want your baby to feel right at home during the session. Creating a cozy setting is key. Soft blankets, warm lighting, and a comfortable temperature all contribute to an environment where your little one can relax and enjoy the experience. The goal is to capture the natural joy and serenity of these precious early moments.

3. Embrace Natural Light: Natural light has a magical way of accentuating the softness and purity of newborn features. Where possible, we love to incorporate natural light into our sessions. Whether it's the gentle glow of sunlight streaming through a window or the warmth of an outdoor setting, natural light adds an ethereal quality to your photos.

4. Keep it Simple: Newborns steal the show effortlessly, so there's no need for elaborate setups. Keeping the backdrop simple allows the focus to remain on your baby's sweet face and tiny details. Minimalistic settings often create a timeless aesthetic that highlights the delicate moments you'll cherish for years to come.

5. Capture Tender Interactions: Newborn photos are not just about your baby; they're about the connection and love that surrounds them. We encourage tender interactions during the session – snuggles, gentle kisses, and whispered lullabies. These moments of connection bring a beautiful layer of emotion and joy to your newborn photos.

6. Be Flexible and Patient: Babies have their own schedule, and that's perfectly okay! Be flexible and patient during the session, allowing time for feeding, soothing, and those adorable baby stretches. The more relaxed and stress-free the environment, the more we can capture the authentic joy and laughter that naturally unfold.

7. Dress in Soft, Neutral Tones: Soft, neutral tones complement the purity of newborn skin and create a timeless look. Creams, whites, and pastels allow the focus to remain on your baby's features while adding a touch of elegance to the photos. Plus, these colors often evoke a sense of tranquility and warmth.

8. Candid Moments of Laughter: Don't be afraid to let loose and enjoy the session. Candid moments of laughter often result in the most heartwarming photos. Whether it's a funny expression, a tiny yawn, or a spontaneous giggle, these unscripted moments capture the genuine joy of your newborn.


siblings holding baby

At Kate Buckles Photography, we're honored to be a part of these precious early days with your little one. Our goal is to create a relaxed and joyful atmosphere, allowing us to capture the delicate moments and genuine laughter that define the joy of new beginnings. Click HERE and let's embark on this enchanting journey together!

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