Your baby will change so much during that first year. In what seems like the blink of an eye, a tiny helpless bundle is transformed into an active and inquisitive toddler. Baby portrait sessions are a wonderful way to capture your child’s first milestones and blossoming personality. From quirky smiles and giggles to the excitement of sitting, crawling, and… walking!!
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 make our baby sessions relaxed and enjoyable, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits. Babies are encouraged to move around, play, and have fun! We love to document that infectious energy and charisma that brings so much joy to your lives. With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create baby and family portraits that are beautiful, genuine, and emotional. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.
It’s never too early to book! Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible for an appointment. We recommend planning your baby portraits around the following milestones:
• 6 Months: Sitting, smiling, and starting to show their dynamic personality.
• 9 Months: On the move! Crawling, rolling, and giggles galore.
• 12 Months: Standing, cruising, taking first steps, and ready to take on the world.
Baby portraits may be captured in your home, or at an outdoor location of your choice. Home is a warm and cozy environment that allows us to incorporate meaningful settings, such as the nursery and common areas. We also love photographing baby and family portraits in the natural splendor of the outdoors. The vibrant colors and textures provide a stunning backdrop. Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. We have lots of favorite locations, and we’re always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot.
what to wear
Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. We love to photograph babies in a cute diaper cover, well-fitting favorite outfit, or a simple onesie. Clothes that have texture, like cable-knit sweaters, corduroy, lace, and ruffles photograph beautifully in baby portraits. As for Mommy and Daddy, we recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. We love neutrals, creams and soft pastel colors. Have fun with accessories and layers to add dimension to your portraits. Your Welcome Packet will provide lots of inspiration, but in the meantime, you can view some of our favorite combinations here: BABY AND FAMILY STYLE GUIDE
portrait session vs. mini session
Our Portrait Session is 1-1.5 hours, allowing plenty of time for a larger variety of family concepts. Our Portrait Session clients are interested in an extensive selection of images to create albums and wall art clusters. As an alternative, our Mini Session is a wonderful way to capture a smaller selection of concepts that focus on your baby, as well as a few intimate family portraits. Mini Sessions are offered in Central Park, as well as our studio in the wintertime.
Art takes time! But rest assured, it’s worth the wait. For every minute we spend together with you, we spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your portraits and overall experience exceptional. Following your Family Portrait Session, we carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal. These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.
displaying your portraits
You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited baby and family portraits within 3-4 weeks of your session to make your order selections. You’re of course welcome to share your gallery with family and friends. Like most professional portrait photographers, we do not release RAW files, since these are merely the rough drafts essential to achieve your final portraits. If you would like your products to arrive in time for a birthday or special occasion, please notify us in advance, and we will try our best to accommodate. We are always happy to advise on creative ways to display your baby and family portraits.
We offer a variety of fine art prints, custom wall art, and keepsake albums 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! We invite you to our Midtown studio for a personal design session. We encourage you to take measurements of where you plan to showcase your portrait art, so Michael can show how different wall art displays will look in your home. Michael will consult you on options for displaying your baby and family portraits in creative and beautiful ways. Whether you prefer a modern contemporary style or rustic chic, we’ll work together to ensure your portraits fit your home perfectly.
Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of our portrait session. When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to capturing these special memories for your family!