Newborn session – what to expect – Charleston SC

Newborn session – what to expect from a “premier” newborn session – Charleston SC Newborn Photographer

There are thousand photographers in Charleston area and many of them are newborn photographers. So what sets me apart? Why should you choose Alena Photography?

Alena Photography is a “premier or upscale newborn photographer” – what exactly does it mean? What should you expect from a session with Alena Photography?

You can also see more of my work examples on portfolio pages

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Cute “Froggy”

Planning Your Premier Newborn Session

I don’t just show up, take your portraits and email you images. Every single sessions is customized for a different need and different goal in mind. What is your style and does it parallel with my portrait style?

My style is soft, neutral and classic. My work is not elaborate even when I use trendy props. What do you like and what do you not like? The consultation is a great moment to connect and find out about your vision.

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Experience and education

Alena Photography has been working with newborns since July 2017 and have photographed over 50 babies. I pride myself on constant education and attend several conferences and workshops yearly. The goal is to bring you the best quality portraits for your home. When you hire Alena Photography, you are hiring an expert in maternity and newborn portraiture.

This year I have attended Belly Baby and Beyond Conference and received training from several well-know photographers. Check out for more information about this event

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Baby smiles
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Refined Editing

All portraits are completely, professionally edited. I hand-edit each image – Removing blemishes, smoothing skin, adjusting skin tone and slightly contouring to body lines. Distracting elements are removed. Your portraits should be works of art ready for your home and walls. Please feel free to address any concerns in the consultation about what I can edit.

Portraits to take home

Every session starts with the end result in mind. I don’t just create images for social media or for quick posting. I create portraits for your home and images that will outlast you and your children. Clients who come to me choose me for my style. They are also interested in having me print their gallery portraits to preserve quality of photographs.

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If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Charleston SC who offers better experience then let’s have a conversation! Contact me today to design your dream session

Baby shoot – Newborn Photographer Charleston SC

Baby shoot – Newborn Photographer Charleston SC – Alena Photography

I’ve mentioned before that my style , as a newborn photographer, is clean and timeless with incorporating different elements. Most of the time, it’s true. I stay true to my style as an artist. But often, a client will request a certain set-up or themed portrait. As a newborn portrait artist I do my best to accommodate my client, creating the best image we can.

My advice if you have a specific image in mind or set up to discuss it in advance. This will help me recreate your vision and better prepare for your baby shoot.

Honoring Grandmother during baby shoot

When Jennifer asked me if we can incorporate her grandmother’s pearls in her daughter’s photosession I instantly knew what kind of look I am going for. The result is beautiful and baby Hadley even smiled like she knew her grandmother is near.

Hadley’s mom also asked me to use pink mauve color as it is one of her favorites. This pictures turned out amazing.

The rest of the images were very much my style of portrait. Most clients come to me for my style and quality. And they turned out beautifully.

This classical portraits will stay with the family for a lifetime and hopefully will decorate walls in their house.

Are you looking for specific newborn image? I would love to discuss creating it for you. Alena Photography caters to clients who are looking for more from their photographer – better experience. Interested in scheduling a visit to my studio? Click this link to get in touch and let’s design your prefect newborn photosession.

Using unique elements and sense of style helps me create one of kind images for my clients. Incorporating only high-end organic props helps my images stand out. Clients sure to get many compliments on their newborn portraits.

Check out my favorite vendors, whose products I used during this photo shoot.

Newborn Photography {Charleston, SC}

Choosing newborn photography as job was the best decision ever. I do love it. All those sweet baby faces and cuddles can not be beat.

When Monica’s mom contacted me about scheduling a newborn session, she knew sunflowers and bright colors will be the way to go. Especially in late June during peek bloom.

I had just the perfect outfit to use from one of my favorite newborn prop makers and now needed to find a backdrop to match. Browsing one day I found this soft flower knit fabric and fell in love. An instant connection sparked and I new how to style this sunflower inspired newborn photography session.

How about sunflowers? There is more to sunflowers than meets the eye. While they are stunningly beautiful, they also are rich in history and meaning. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Much of the meaning of sunflowers stems from its namesake, the sun itself.

Result of mom sending me pictures for inspiration are beautiful portraits.

Talking about clothing choice for the session led this family to wear white. Timeless and classic it compliments everyone. Having white walls in my Charleston, SC studio help my clients to look better no matter what they wear.

Do you like how white looks with other colors? I do and it’s so easy to incorporate to any photo set up.

Baby Monica also has some older siblings to look up to. They were so well behaved it made family portrait time flawless. You can feel love towards this new baby from everyone in the family. Mom and Dad being smitten with even more love they could ever image. Photographing families is a big part during my newborn sessions and brings so much joy in seeing the results.

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My studio is conveniently located in West Ashley part of Charleston, SC