Including heirlooms and personal items in your portraits makes them that much more special.
While I always provide all props, outfits, backdrops, and other design elements of each carefully designed newborn set, I love it when parents have something special, like heirlooms and personal items, they want to include! Your portraits become even more meaningful when you include heirlooms.
A bracelet from your mother? Your grandmother’s rosary? The baby rattle generations have played with? A piece of fabric from your time in the Peace Corps? A photo of a loved one lost too soon? All of these cherished items will add a personal touch to your newborn portraits and can always be incorporated into your images.
Virtual design consultations
The first step of any newborn photography session is the design consultation. That is where we meet to plan your entire session, start to finish. As usual, we begin with the end in mind, thinking about where you plan to display your artwork in your home and what might coordinate best. I host design consultations virtually over Zoom, because that allows me to share images with you, and we can discuss your vision for the session.
Planning your newborn session with heirlooms and personal items
During your design consultation we’ll talk about colors that will coordinate with your home, hues and textures you love, props you find adorable, the headbands you think are most beautiful for your new little love, and the poses you prefer. We chose everything together to make your dream newborn portraits come true. During your consultation, I’ll ask you if you have any personal items you’d like to include in the session. Some parents don’t, while others do. If there are items you would like to include, we’ll design sets around them together to perfectly highlight those heirlooms and personal items in your newborn photos.
How do I get the process started?
Want to talk about using heirlooms and personal items in your newborn photography session? That’s easy! Just reach out. You can use the contact form, pop me an email at Stacy@StacyKnappPhotograph.com, or call (207) 385-3220.
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Stacy Knapp Photography – Maine In-home Newborn, Baby, and Maternity Photographer
Maine Newborn Photographer | Maine Baby Photographer | Maine Maternity Photographer