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Choosing baby photographer

Choosing a baby photographer for your session can be a difficult task. So many options of styles but all you want is simple newborn session. The time has come, your due date is near, hospital bag is packed and you have a clear vision of how you want you newborn pictures to look like.

For some people having it simple is the way to go. Capturing new baby in it’s fresh phase doesn’t require fancy bonnets, outfits or backdrops. Cream or white blanket, simple white once and a couple of neutral wraps is all you need.

Result will be amazing, timeless, classical, pure baby portraits to cherish for a lifetime.

Let me tell you about baby Elijah.

When his mom contacted me, she new she wanted clean, cream backgrounds, simple portraits of her baby. Elijah was healthy 4 week old and cute as a newborn baby boy can be!

Picking props for their session was a breeze. I might packed and sneaked one bonnet during our session but mom didn’t mind.

Elijah has a brother and a sister and, of course, capturing connection and a special bond between children is one of the best things of my job. The whole family is in love with this little guy.

This family chose to do a lifestyle portraits and I was happy to photograph the whole team together. What can be better then relaxed images of the family in their favorite room of the house.

What can I say, picturing a baby with his loved once is very rewarding and it is even better to know that this pictures will stay with them for generations to come.

Thinking you want simple session? Send me a message https://alenaphotographs.com/contact and let’s design it.

Wanting something more and like to incorporate props? Check out examples of my work on http://www.facebook.com/alenapopovaphotography or Instagram http://www.instagram.com/alenaphotographs

For right now enjoy this beautiful newborn photosession and remember, choosing a baby photographer in advance, will elevate a stress of looking for one

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Sweet Baby L , Newborn photographer Charleston SC

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Newborn Beauty

Sweet baby L, Newborn photographer Charleston SC

The whole family was awaiting for baby L’s arrival. Mom and Dad already have two boys and baby girl completes their family.

One hot July morning little newborn beauty makes her appearance. Mom and Dad could not be more happier. Can you blame them? Look at this cute face and a head full of hair.

Now Mom was ready to schedule her photosession with the newborn photographer in town.

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“My little princess” Mom mentioned in our conversation when booking and new I had to incorporate flowers and newborn crown. And pink color!

Flowers are always on my mind when I design session for newborn girls. I’ve used a flower backdrop for this set but decided to incorporate some more in a different set up. I love when my clients give me freedom in creating that results in beautiful portraits.

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Newborn portrait

Baby L’s great-grand mother came to visit family while I was photographing and of course we had to document this big event. I love when clients ask me to capture family connection and honored to do so.

I am blessed to have amazing clients and hoping to see baby L grow. For now I will enjoy this newborn photosession and printing couple of favorites for my studio.

This session took place in the family’s home and color of their walls fit perfectly for their portraits. How adorable those two boys are?

Last but not least another set of pictures. Using different colors and textures to create diversity makes a beautiful finished gallery. This set came in from one of my favorite vendors https://peachstitch.com/

My studio is located in Charleston SC at 2544 Ashley River Road, suite C

Check out more baby pictures on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alenapopovaphotography/ or Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/alenaphotographs/

Enjoy this gorgeous newborn photos!

To book a session, fill up my contact form and I will be in touchhttps://alenaphotographs.com/contact

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Baby Photography Charleston SC

Baby photography – Alena Photography Charleston SC

Have you ever wondered how does a full newborn photo session gallery looks like? Most of the photo shoots last about 3 hours and that’s a lot of time for a lot of pictures. Only best photos of you and your sweet newborn baby will make the cut.

Check out baby Bennett’s gallery and decide for yourself.

The Bonow family, residents of Charleston SC, came to my studio in mid June, when their baby boy made his appearance 3 weeks early. Bennett was a champ and slept through his entire newborn photosession and allowed us to do several set ups.

I always encourage parents to participate and take pictures while at the studio.

This timeless portraits will stay with the family forever reminding them how tiny and new their baby was.

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Sweet newborn Bennett and his new friend

Baby photography became know about 30 years ago and evolved to a different styles. Pick up a book by Anne Geddess to see where it all started. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/anne-geddes-small-world-anne-geddes/1131271874?ean=9783836519472

Posed newborn sessions require special training for safety. I strongly recommend to research and ask your photographer if he/she attended a professional workshop. Newborn photography is also an art. Every photographer brings creativity and imagination in making each set up.

Interested in learning more? Have questions? Send me a message and let’s discuss https://alenaphotographs.com/contact/

Not sure how to prepare for your session? Check out my other post to get you prepared https://alenaphotographs.com/5-tips-for-a-sleepy-baby-rock-your-newborn-session/

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Newborn session for a winner

Right around my birthday in February, I’ve ran a contest to gift a deserving family in Charleston a mini newborn session. I could not pick a better winner then Lindsay and her baby girl Aspen. What an unusual name for our warm South Carolina!

I and Lindsay met in my studio in West Ashley and began to work. I picked a floral backdrop and it matched Aspen’s skin ton wonderful! Could not be happier how the whole session turned out.

Lindsay brought the prettiest crown for us to use during our newborn session.

And of course, bows and hearts! Which girl doesn’t love it!

After all, Charleston SC is a southern city and bows are in order!

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For the Love of Babies

Babies are the purest and most precious bundles of joy. Absolutely nothing compares to the moment when they first enter this world. Capturing their first 5 to 14 days on camera is priceless and is such a privilege to be able to do so. It’s such a joy to share this experience with parents who want to hold these precious moments forever.
Safety of your little one is my highest priority. Some photos aren’t what they seem and require multiple shorts to be taken that are then merged in Photoshop afterwards to achieve the desired result.
Countless hours are spent each year on professional development, ensuring your baby is being handled, posed and styled safely and creatively.