Last call for April Newborns!

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Elsie | Styled Newborn Session | Twin Cities Newborn Photographer

Miss Elsie was a dream to photograph!  She is just perfect in every way and her siblings really adore her!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from her newborn session <3

Teagan | 6 Month Milestone Session

6 month milestones are one of my favorites – baby is sitting up unsupported around this time which opens up many new posing options!  They are also super smiley at this age as you can see from Miss Teagan’s face.  She is such a beautiful little girl and it was so fun to photograph her again.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from her session!

Baby C | Newborn Session | Twin Cities Newborn Photographer

This little beauty was such a pleasure to photograph and at just 5 days new, she was so sleepy!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from her newborn session.

Savannah | 3 Month Milestone Session

Milestone sessions are one of my favorites because it’s such a great way to document your baby’s growth. They change so much in that first year, it’s quite remarkable!  I wouldn’t have recognized miss Savannah if I saw her on the street because she looked so different than she did at her newborn session.  She might have changed in the 3 months since I last saw her but she was still just as beautiful that’s for sure!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this sweethearts 3 Month Session.

Teddy | Newborn Session | Farmington MN

Meet Teddy!  This handsome little guy was just about a week new when I met him.  It’s been such a joy to get to know his family over the past few years ever since I photographed his big sister’s newborn photos!  Welcome to the world Mr. T and enjoy a few of my favorites from his in-home styled session.

Titan | Newborn Session | Twin Cities Newborn Photography

Another beautiful baby boy!  I just love being able to document these sweet and fleeting moments for families. It brings me joy that that Mom + Dad can look back years from now and see all of those tiny little details that are so easy to forget, captured forever.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from baby Titan’s newborn session!

Baby O | Lifestyle Newborn Session

This little lady sure is loved already!  Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job?  It was so fun getting to watch this family of 5 snuggle their newest addition and I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from this beautiful lifestyle newborn session.

The J Triplets | Twin Cities Photographer

This was such a fun session!  Not only is it extremely rare to have the chance to photograph triplets, but the most gorgeous set ever!?  I love the colors that mom chose to incorporate into the session that day and I am in love with these photos of these 3 beautiful babies.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from my first set of triplets!

Why hire a professional for newborn photos?

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You may be wondering, “Do I really need to hire a professional to do my newborn’s photoshoot? I can just take pictures of my new baby with my smart phone and they will come out great!” When deciding if hiring a professional to do your newborn shoot is the right choice for your growing family, there are a few things to consider.

  1. SAFETY:  You wouldn’t want to hand your sweet new baby over to just anyone, and you should never attempt to put your baby in harm’s way for a photo.  Professional Newborn photographers are familiar with exactly how to hold babies safely, when and how to pose babies, and more importantly, how not to pose your baby. We are trained to treat babies safely and respectfully. No photo is more important than the safety of a baby! If you have certain poses in mind ask your photographer before hand if they have done it before and if they know how to do it safely. Most professional photographers will take several photos and merge them into a composite to achieve certain poses.
  2. EQUIPMENT:  Professional photographers spend a lot of money on good equipment.  There is a reason why the camera and lenses cost what they do.  Can you take pictures with a standard point and shoot camera? Sure.  Would the pictures turn out as good? Probably not.  The expensive cameras are able to catch better light and have more megapixels.  This allows for more detail to be captured and overall better performance.
  3. POSING, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, & PROPS:  A professional photographer will pay close attention to the details. With newborn photography, babies are posed right down to the position of their hands and lips. Blankets are smoothed out. Fabrics are ironed. Background clutter is removed. The time of day and babies’ feeding schedule are taken into consideration. The temperature and ambiance of the room is carefully planned. Every part of the image and your session is carefully planned to ensure that you get the best images possible. There are certain variables that a professional photographer knows how to manipulate to help ensure an easier and more successful session. You also get to access a professional photographers prop collection (such as mine) and won’t have to worry about purchasing your own props.

  4. EDITING:  Photographers carefully re-touch your images. We use products like Photoshop and Lightroom to ensure that your images are properly exposed, the colors are perfect and the image is polished to a professional level. I always aim to get the best possible photo straight from my camera, but every image can be enhanced through editing, especially newborn photos. Lots of babies have red feet and hands or may have yellow skin from being jaundiced. Most babies have peeling and flaky skin, baby acne, or scratches from their nails. Some babies even have bruising as a result of a difficult delivery. A professional photographer will know exactly how to edit your images to get you wall-worthy images of your sweet little one.  I have spent thousands of dollars over the years on my equipment (including my retina display computers and editing softwares).

Lifestyle Newborn Session:
If you decide to go with my lifestyle session, I am able to direct you in choosing the best light in your home and am trained to make suggestions based on what is available.

Styled Newborn Session:
If choosing a styled session, you will have access to many of my safe newborn props, wraps, blankets, and outfits.  If you want to include some things of your own, you are welcome to do so too!

The first moments with your new little one are going to be gone in the blink of an eye, and you don’t want to miss an opportunity to have those priceless first moments captured forever. In a few weeks, your newest member of the family will look so different, and you will wish you had those memories.  If you have any questions about newborn photography, feel free to contact me at 612-440-3031 or kcalgarophotography@gmail.com