I'm a Newborn Baby Photographer with lots of experience and LOVE to what I do :) I Also love photographing women in a glamorous way, showing them how beautiful they truly are! Based on the above the images I love most is the ones with Mother and Baby together, it's a perfect combination of my true passion, and I get goosebumps when I capture those images! Blog by Dina Duchan.
Baby Nathaniel, though small, was surprisingly not a newborn at the time of this photoshoot. Nathaniel was born prematurely and was already about a month old before his parents could bring him for this newborn session. He was such a doll to work with and though he slept through the session, he did give a few adorable sleepy smiles.
Before each photoshoot, I give the parents a survey to fill out. In the survey they can describe or request any props or poses they want so I can prepare for the session. Nathaniel’s mother, Stacy, had a few unique requests. As an Art Director, she had a vision in mind for the photos. She requested lots of texture, and as you can see, I combined textures in the photos of Nathaniel swaddled up in fabric and laying comfortably in fur. The photo of Dad, Josh, holding Nathaniel in the air with his hands was also her idea. I just love how it turned out. A father, with the whole world in his hands – too precious.
One the set, I learned that Stacy wasn’t the only artist in the family. Josh also has a creative side – he is a Food Photographer. What a lucky little boy Nathaniel is to have the chance to grow up in a family full of art and creativity. I am glad that Josh chose to step away from the camera for the day to give me a chance to capture his beautiful family. And I am sure as time goes on, Josh and Stacy will be happy to have both been included in Nathaniel’s newborn photos.
I am so thankful to have been able to share such a lovely session with this family. Hopefully they can look at these photos and realize they are more than artists – they are art!
Sweet Everly’s father came to me to photograph this newborn session as a token of appreciation to his wife for carrying and birthing their beautiful baby girl. It is always amazing to see how much love is ushered into the world when a baby is born. They were a delightful couple and little Everly slept through most of the session, which meant I was able to capture a variety of set ups and poses.
When Everly’s parents came to the session, they brought a few inspiration photos. A newborn laying atop blankets laid out like butterfly wings was one of their favorites. It was such a cute idea that I had to redesigned it to create a personal photograph of little Everly as a butterfly. The neutral palette has such warmth and makes the photo timeless. Everly’s mother loved how it turned out, just as much as I did. This will be a very special newborn photo for the whole family to look back on as Everly grows up. It is so important to capture these moments while your children are small because they grow up so quickly!
Everly was exactly one week old for this newborn session and she was such a pleasure to work with. I am so grateful to have been able to experience the amount of love Esteban and Genni (Everly’s parents) already have for their baby girl. One of the biggest highlights of my job as a newborn photographer, has been to be a part of these special moments for new parents. I love being able to capture in a photograph how beautiful and perfect babies are, it’s like showing the world what parents see every time they look at their children.
Just look at how precious Everly is while sleeping so peacefully in these photos and how she came wide awake at the end for the perfect family portrait!
Today, I am sharing with you little Arianna with all of her adorable black curls and her families heartwarming story. Arianna was a gift from the very first moment she was conceived. Her mother, Carline, didn’t think she was able to have children. However, little baby Arianna is miracle baby number three for her family! Arianna is lucky enough to have three older siblings, one of which was adopted, and I can already tell that she is going to be oh-so loved. It makes my heart sing when I get to hear happy endings like their story has!
Arianna came to me when she was about nine pounds and two weeks old. During the session, Carline and her sister were there to help me make sure that everything ran smoothly which was a tremendous help! However, baby Arianna was a professional sleeper and we were able to capture these gorgeous images. The very first image below, where Arianna is in a “frog pose” with her cute little hands cradling her chubby cheeks, was created by combining two different photos together. Since Arianna is so little, she isn’t able to support her head like this on her own so in one picture Carline supported her head and in another she supported her arms. By capturing both pictures, I am able to work my magic in Photoshop and create the product below: something that Carline was really happy with (and I was too!)
I can already tell that Arianna is going to be stunning like her mother and I am thankful that our paths crossed and I was able to learn more about their special family. I hope you enjoy the images that we captured as much as I did!
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Little Mordechai came to me through a charity auction that I participated in to support my local community. When I was first approached about participating in the auction, I was so excited and I jumped at the chance to be able to support my community and the families who live here. At the auction, a newborn session of mine was raffled off and Mordechai’s parents were the lucky winners. Since they weren’t sure how exactly newborn photos work, we didn’t get in contact until baby Mordechai was almost 2 weeks old! Oops! However, we were able to quickly find a time to shoot before this little guy got any bigger. Both parents were a joy to work with and I am so excited for the new addition to their family!
During the shoot, we captured some great newborn pictures and I was even able to recreate a special memory for the family. The picture of him on top of the towels was a special request from Baila (Mordechai’s Mom) because Mordechai’s older sister had taken a photo like this when she was his age. Now they both have one! How cute is that?
These memories that are created when newborn pictures are captured will be treasured for a lifetime. I know that I still look back at the pictures my parents took when I was a baby. Sharing these memories with my family now is always a lot of fun (and sometimes pretty funny depending on the quality of the picture). Make sure to document all of the precious moments of your baby’s beginning. Contact me today to get started, it is never too early to get an appointment on the schedule, as I fill up fast!
I am grateful to share with you this gorgeous session and that I was able to give back to my community while still doing what I love – capturing precious moments like these!
Avraham was two weeks old when he graced my photography studio with his adorable presence, and I couldn’t have been happier to welcome him into my neutral colored and cozy world!
Dini and Yossi were such a wonderful couple, and meeting them was such a pleasure! When they arrived at my studio, they told me that they had realized on their way over that their sister-in-law lived next door. What a small world! We spent a few moments chatting outside, and then it was time to photograph little Avraham!
For the first half of the session, Avraham was wide awake and eager to show me his gorgeous eyes that sparkled just like his mothers! In all my years of photography, the image of him looking straight into my lens has to be one of my all-time favorites. When a newborn baby looks right at you with eyes as big as dinner plates, you can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking about and what beautiful things they will see in their lifetime. Getting to be part of that world is something I will never get tired of experiencing.
Dini and Yossi had so much love for little Avraham, and as I snapped away, I could see their mounting adoration for their little son, found in the little body of their newborn. Capturing parents with their babies is so important to me – it’s a tangible memory you’ll never want to forget, and one you’ll cherish as your little one grows into a bigger version of themselves. That’s why newborn photography is so special to me, and why I absolutely adore my job as a photographer (which is more like a passion than work!). I’m essentially creating a blueprint for your life with your child, and you’ll have tons of stunning images to look back on to remember the sweet moments you spent, holding your newborn in your arms, gushing over how much you love them.
Take a look (with giant, dinner plate eyes!) at little Avraham and his gorgeous parents!
Before baby Sienna was born, her mom, Adriana, came to me and asked me to capture her and Dylan’s firstborn daughter in the first few weeks of her life. Adriana absolutely loved the neutral tones that I use in my sessions, so I knew this shoot would be a complete dream come true for me! I love when my clients are as passionate about the work I’m doing and the aesthetic I use just as much as I am – it gives me more room to be creative and true to the photographer I am!
At two weeks old, Sienna was the sweetest little newborn – with her pouty lips and full head of hair – and even though she was awake for the first half of the session, Dylan softly sang to her and was able to rock her back into a deep, blissful sleep (it was the cutest thing ever!). Dylan is a firefighter, so it was really amazing to see him with his daughter, caring for her and loving her like a little princess.
Adriana brought several different outfits with her that paired perfectly with the cream and blush tones I designed for this session, and I loved every piece she chose! They matched so well with the ones I provide at each session – it was so wonderful to collaborate with a client and see Adriana’s style shine through in each photo of her precious daughter. The admiration in her eyes as she looked at her perfect little girl was awe-inspiring – capturing it on camera was such an honor for me! I love seeing the look of love in a parents’ face when they are holding their newborn in their arms. It’s a feeling akin to heaven on earth, I think!
Enjoy baby Sienna’s sweet newborn session, and revel in the absolute cuteness of her little fashionista self!
I’m so thrilled to share the gorgeous maternity session of Tara + Mike, a seriously dreamy shoot that highlighted the beautiful sites of the city! Getting to spend time with the both of them in their new home was incredible, and the images we were able to capture were jaw dropping. I just loved it!
Truthfully, maternity sessions don’t just capture your pregnancy; they capture the love of you and your partner, the wealth of happiness the two of you share, and the important moments you’re about to experience as a couple. Getting to interact with my clients and learn their stories is something I cherish so much. I love producing images that my clients will look back on and gush over, remembering all the changes they were experiencing at that moment in their lives.
Having just moved to Brooklyn, Tara and Mike, who is a medical student, really wanted to capture their pregnancy in their new home. The first day we met, we snapped a few photos with the city as a backdrop, but then it started to pour with rain! Regardless, the few photographs we were able to create on the avenues of their new home were absolutely stunning!
I came back the next day with the hopes that the sun would shine through. Luckily, it did! We ventured up to the roof of their building and found an endless stream of sunlight, which gave the photographs an extremely ethereal look. With each capture, the love between them grew stronger and more prominent, and I think we were really able to encapsulate the magic of pregnancy and growing together as a family.
Congratulations, Tara + Mike! It was such a pleasure to be part of your journey. Grab a seat because these adorable images are sure to knock you off your feet!
Don’t you just love little baby girls and their sweet little faces? I can’t believe that every week, I get to capture the gorgeous portraits of so many beautiful newborns. It’s such a dream come true, and one that I never would have thought I’d be able to call my profession!
Sessions are especially incredible when I get to photograph the children of fellow photographers, knowing that these professionals trust me to do an amazing job and produce gorgeous memories! This session was so special to me because Sarita, who is an incredible image maker, reached out to me to capture her teensy little daughter’s newborn photos – and I was so thrilled! Sarita brought along her mother, who is from Brazil, and together, the four of us made some dreamy newborn magic! Nomi was so tiny and so cute, and as I snapped away, Nomi opened her eyes! It was so incredible to see those big, slate-blue eyes looking up at me as I took her photograph. It’s a feeling I won’t soon forget!
The best part of being a newborn photographer is getting to experience the little miracles that happen throughout my sessions, and I have you to thank for that! Each and every session I do is meaningful and important to me, so I make sure to emulate that in my images. Nomi was truly a miracle baby, and her session was so dreamy, with all the soft colors and light surround her. When Sarita held her and nuzzled in close, she opened her eyes, and it felt as though she could see all the beautiful love and affection surrounding her tiny body. It was such an incredible moment, and reminded me why I love my job so much.
Take a peek at sweet Nomi, her mom, and proud grandma – Nomi is the first grandchild she has!
Emilia: six days new and already the most beautiful little girl! From those adorable little cheeks to that full head of hair, it’s no wonder these images turned out to be some of my dreamiest yet! I just love every single thing about them!
I was so honored to be asked to capture Emilia’s newborn session by her mom, Rivka, because two year’s prior, Rivka’s sister had come to me for her child’s session! It’s so amazing to see my work become a family affair, and I love that I was able to document these two little cousin’s at different times in their lives. It’s so special to me, and one of the many reasons I began photographing children for a living. Being able to be part of the journey of your child’s life is a feeling that can’t be replicated, and I thank my lucky stars every day that I’m able to participate in such a gorgeous celebration of a little life!
I was instantly so struck by how much Rivka and her husband, Chaim, loved little Emilia – and each other – so deeply. In each photograph throughout the session, you can practically feel the love passing between the three of them. It was a beautiful thing to witness, and I just know that Emilia will grow up with the most wonderful parents. Each image is an encapsulation of the love that two people can feel for their child, and I think I may have shed a little tear knowing that I was able to capture it in the most natural and organic way possible.
This session is definitely one of my favorites, and I think it will be yours too, so I’m so excited to show you this seriously jaw-dropping collection of beautiful images. Congratulations, you guys! She’s perfect!
What other profession in the world allows me to have fun photographing cute little babies smashing cupcakes for their first birthday!? Jolie’s absolutely incredible cake smash session is straight out of a magazine, and her adorable little face showed just how much fun she had crushing that cupcake to bits!
I was so excited when Jonida approached me to do a cake smash for Jolie’s first birthday, and I think it’s clear why. While I absolutely adore newborn photography, it really is a blast to do birthday sessions with toddlers! In general, whenever I do a cake smash session, I provide the balloons, the cake stand, and the ambience. All you need is a cake! It’s such a fun experience for the kids and parents – and me, of course! And I love how energetic and excited they get when they see the decorations and sweet treat their parents brought for them. It’s the cutest!
Jolie was so fun and so happy, and we were able to get some really stunning photographs of her digging into that cupcake! She looked like a tiny model, and her adorable smile absolutely lit up the room. She was so happy to be in front of the camera (and surrounded by balloons!), so it was a breeze getting the perfect shot.
After the cake smash, I captured some incredibly sweet images of Jolie + her parents. I just love them! The way these three loved each other was awe-inspiring, and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful family to photograph! I loved that each of them looked at each other with wide eyes and adoring smiles so naturally. I barely had to give them any direction, which made it easy to capture them in the most perfect light. But don’t take my word for it – check out Jolie’s pretty-in-pink cake smash and see for yourself!
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