I admit...I am guilty of using Pinterest when designing a newborn set. How can you not, there are so many creative ideas out there! But... I only use it as a starting point...an inspiration for my own creations. Many times a parent will come to me with an idea or a sentimental item from home they would like to include in their newborn session. That's when the wheels start turning - how can I include this prop, while staying true to my style, keeping baby safe and work the item into my workflow to minimize disturbing baby during the session? I also enjoy expanding my newborn prop stash by making or purchasing new items to keep my images fresh and my creativity flowing.
I like to think of my style as simple, classic, understated and a little rustic. While I do like to incorporate a set with a theme, it is usually a subtle nod. Never do I want to take the attention away from the adorable baby who is the most important subject of the picture.
Fall colors with some sparse leaves, a beautiful, simple Christmas outfit with some greens. There is so much inspiration out there, in all different styles, but simple and understated is where my vision usually ends up.
Sometimes I do like to get a little more daring with color, but never until I know we have some classic portraits you will treasure forever. For that reason, my sessions usually start with neutral, classic colors and then move on from there.
I hope you decide to use me because you are drawn to my style. There are many newborn photographers out there and I look at is as a community, not a competition. We each have our own style, some use props much more elaborately than myself. Look around and find a photographer who's style you love. You only get one chance at these pictures!