Newborn photography is a delicate, highly specialized art! My most important job is to keep your baby safe at all times. My goal with every family is to (safely) create dreamy, timeless and elegant images you will be proud to display in your home & have a great time with me while I work with your precious newborn miracle! As part of my consultation process I like to take time to go over all the details of your session, find out more about your taste and your goals for the session. This is a great time for me to set expectations and let you know how to get the most out of your session. First and foremost, what I like my clients to understand is that I am here to take care of your family so your most important task on session day is to get here with the baby! Really, I have this & everything is going to be perfect. My studio is set up with *almost* everything we could ever need for a baby (with the exception being breast milk-although I do stock formula for those who need it).
Clients almost always come to me after seeing my dreamy, sleeping baby images and the number one question that comes up before a session is…”what if they don’t sleep!?”
One of my roles is to be your baby whisperer for the morning. Since your baby and I need to work together for the session it is very important for your baby to get used to my voice and my touch. The one time I ever ask parents for help soothing baby is if it’s meal time. Babies will give a few “tell tale” signs they are hungry and these signs are always respected and responded to immediately. When babies are just generally wakeful or fussy it’s my pleasure to sooth them and work through it. Above all, I am determined to get you the images you are dreaming of and I am extremely patient with a dash of stubborn! Once baby is comfortable and happy we will move along with the session & this is where some magic often happens-awake photos!
Although sleeping babies have become the new classic type of images I actually love when I can include a few of baby awake too!
There is something so deep and soulful about those captivating newborn stares.
Don’t let all these bright eyes fool you…once the stare down was over we got back to business!
Raelene Kerner is a maternity & newborn photographer serving Denver and the surrounding area. If you would like more information about scheduling a session please call Raelene at 303-330-3291 or email at Raelene@raelenekernerphotography.com. Space is limited so please inquire today!