Tag: Newborn Photographer

Baby Girl

September 20, 2019

Don’t ever miss those precious newborn moments. After you deliver in the hospital they come in to talk to you about newborn photos while you are there. I remember after having children that I was not looking great or feeling up to dealing with those photos. Not to mention they are very generic, nothing special from one session to the next. What Ravetta photography can offer is a customized session at your convenience. We will come to your home if you prefer nursey room photos or we also have a studio well equipped to capture those first special photos. We recommend taking photos within the first two weeks. This gives you some time to get home and settled before you jump into those newborn photos. However try not to wait too much longer than 14 days because after that the baby becomes more away and aware of everything, making it much harder to capture those sleepy baby photos. I met this sweet baby because mom called and wanted to get a session right away. She was already 10 days old so we were able to work her in the same week she called. Sometimes we get a call from mom while she is still at the hospital wanted to set up an appointment however other times it doesn’t go as planned there so they call when they get home. This sweet one was asleep for part of the session and then awake for a bit which gives mom and dad some great options. Also big brother was there to help – he did a wonderful job of posing and waiting for his little sister to get ready. It was a pleasure photographing this family and I hope I have the opportunity to do so again. Thanks for contacting us!

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Baby Gordon

August 15, 2019

Becoming a parent can be a tough task, but once it happens you wouldn’t change it for anything. From day one it’s an amazing adventure! Children don’t come with an instruction manual, but if they did right after the first point of “your best is good enough” it would say make sure to capture each and every precious moment. Even better than that would be to find a photographer you trust to capture these moments for you, we would be honored to be this photographer. Of course you can take photos at home of each new face or milestone they accomplish as they grow, however professional photos are a must. We offer a birthday club package if you are interested in getting multiple sessions as they grow. Otherwise a few sessions here and there are great too.
Gordon is off to a great start with his newborn session. When mom called we were able to get them in right away for a session. He was 12 days old, just as sweet as could be and totally willing to work with us on the poses we wanted to do. Just like all newborns when we move from one pose to another they are not very happy about it but Gordon calmed down quickly to give us some great photos. Mom and dad are adjusting and learning day by day. Not only are they learning they are teaching Gordon to be a Blues fan – we did some photos with his Stanley Cup Champs shirt and hockey puck. Next thing we know he will be out on the ice with dad! We hope to have the opportunity to photograph Gordon many more times, to watch him grow, watch his personality shine and capture all those special moments that mom and dad will cherish forever.

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Baby Jack

February 28, 2019

Creating a relationship with our clients is one of our strong qualities. We may meet a client to do wedding photos, then continue the relationship when they start a family. That is exactly the case with Kate and Rob. We did their wedding in 2017 then she called recently to let us know they had a newborn named Jack. They wanted to set up a newborn session and while they were here take some family photos. I’m glad that they included themselves in the photos. We often see that parents don’t want to be included in the newborn photos because they don’t like how tired they look or can’t get themselves ready as well as the baby. First of all we make everyone look their best in the photos and second when your children look back at these photos they want to see you in them. They don’t care how small or squishy they were, they want to see how you looked when they were born. You don’t need to be in all the photos but make sure that you get in a few! Jack was very insistent that mom be in all the photos – or at least someone that was holding him. Each time we tried to put him down for some solo shots he immediately woke up and started fussing. We got great photos with the family, mom and Jack, dad and Jack and then even some with RJ (big brother) and Jack. There were a few opportunities to get photos alone of Jack but he was sure to keep us on our toes. He didn’t want to be swaddled or lay on his belly in the photos however he was awake and looking cute in the ones we did get. I’m sure he will do great in his next session – we look forward to watching Jack grow.

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Sweet Newborn

February 19, 2019

Newborn sessions are some of my favorite sessions that we do at the studio. However they are also some of the most difficult. There are many factors that go into planning a newborn session and we also have to be flexible when our vision changes. Prior to the session we pick out some wraps, backgrounds, hats or bows. We want to be prepared when the family arrives making smooth transitions from one pose to the next helps the newborn stay calm. We can be fumbling for the next prop that might be buried in the drawer in the prop room, everything needs to be close at hand. But no matter how much we plan each session we never know how the newborn will react to the poses. Some babies love to be wrapped up while others will cry if you try. If they come in with a full belly or eat during the session then a tummy pose is not the best right away. Newborn sessions take time and so we plan time in order to keep everyone at ease. We recommend at least the hour session for any newborn photos because we want to make sure to get the perfect photos which sometimes means taking a feed break, a snuggle with mom break or even just patience as the baby falls asleep. This particular session we only got a few photos before he woke up, but even though he was awake he was so relaxed and looked straight at the camera for most of the photos. After doing a pregnancy session with this family we were excited to meet the new addition. Originally they thought they could do mini session but quickly realized why at least an hour of time was needed. Don’t rush those precious moments schedule time and let us work some magic to get those perfect photos.

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Big Brother, Big Sister

December 20, 2018

We love to watch our families grow. We started working with Jenny and Kevin at their wedding. Then the welcomed twins about 3 years ago and we have been photographing them in studio and on location. Now we got to meet the newest addition to the family, Henry! When we arrived at the house for a newborn session we were happy to see big sister, Maggie, and big brother, Ben who were excited to show us their new brother. It took some convincing for us to get Ben in photos with his siblings but once we got going he did great. They both laid on the ground next to Henry, gave him kisses and even held him while sitting on the couch. They are going to be wonderful big siblings. Henry seemed to be tuckered out after all the photos with Maggie and Ben. He was a perfect angel for his photos alone. We went from one pose to another with minimal fussing from him. Maggie and Ben wanted to watch but it was best for them to have some playtime in order to keep it quiet for Henry. However I’m sure it’s not quiet normally for him so he should probably get use to the noise. Jenny decided it was best to enroll Henry in the birthday club just like the other kids. This way she would get updated photos often, discounts on prints and not have to pay any session fees. Our birthday club really is the greatest deal! We will see everyone again soon for 3 year photos and 4 month photos. We hope things are still going as well as they are going now. I bet Ben and Maggie will be pros at being big siblings by then – they were already off to a good start!

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Baby Xena

November 30, 2018

Newborn photos are part of our birthday club which is great because this is an important moment to capture.  If this is the first child or another addition to the family, either way it’s great to get photos right away after the new baby arrives.  Ann contacted us before Xena arrived to information on the session options including the birthday club. She had done a newborn session with her first baby, Dexter, however the photographer does not travel to locations close to the family so she was on the lookout for a new photographer. She found us, not only is our studio close to her home but we will also travel to any nearby park or location for the session. Ann decided the best option for the newborn session was in their home. Due to our schedule Xena was 10 days when we did the session, Ann was hoping we would still get a great newborn session. When I arrived mom and dad were finishing up getting ready, of course they are always last now that they have two kids! So Dexter and I got to know each other a bit, it really helped him relax for photos. We started with a few family photos and then of course after all that time getting ready Xena wanted to eat. So Dexter showed me some of his amazing soccer skills while mom fed Xena. Watch out world 2 year old Dexter will take you by storm with his dribbling and shooting when he grows up. When we got back into the photo session Xena was amazing, she slept most of the time, but also gave us open eyes and didn’t mind being switched from one pose to another. I’m not sure how Ann is going to pick photos she was worried she wouldn’t get any and now she has so many options. Looking forward to working with everyone again at the 4 month session since you are now part of the birthday club family.

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Baby Lewis

August 31, 2018

And our family just keeps on growing! I was so excited when my cousin Sam and her husband Ryan, who’s wedding we photographed a couple of years ago, told me they were expecting their first child this summer! Their sweet baby boy arrived in July, and they couldn’t wait to bring him in for his newborn photos. They definitely wanted to get some family photos in addition to some of just Lewis by himself. Even though parents may not be feeling their best in the days after baby arrives, I always recommend you take at least a few family photos with your new arrival. They are only that little for so long, and you’ll be glad you have those precious images later on! We started with the family photos, getting Lewis with just mom and just dad as well as the whole family. Next we moved on to a few of the fun items that Sam and Ryan had brought to incorporate in Lewis’s newborn session. Sam works as a penguin keeper at the zoo, so of course she had to bring his stuffed penguin and an adorable penguin quilt! They also brought an embroidered blanket that was Ryan’s when he was little.

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Baby Frankie

August 22, 2018

A long time ago in a high school not so far away I met Kate. We quickly became friends and spent the rest of our high school years attending parties, working together on projects when we were in class together, traveling on the cheer squad and laughing through all the amazing times we had. We kept in touch when she went away to college, always making sure to get together when she was in town. Then she moved back home making it easier keep up with what was going on in our lives. It’s crazy to think that those two crazy high school girls now have two boys each, time is moving so fast! I have photographed her wedding when she married the hilarious and witty, Mike. Then continued capturing memories when Otis arrived. Of course we wanted to continue the traditions we started many years ago when Franklin joined the family. Working with friends I love how comfortable we are about not feeling the need sugar coat how things are. I got a text right before I arrived saying they were running a bit behind because Franklin wouldn’t stop pooping, haha. They were not quite ready when I arrived, which was totally fine with me because I got to work with Franklin while everyone finished up. Otis was a great helper to me, asked lots of questions about what I was doing and happy to tell me what a good big brother he was. Despite a crazy morning for mom and dad Franklin was perfect for me. Lots of photos of him, some with Otis – who was also a great listener and did exactly what I asked him to do! We got in family photos in the front yard as well as some newborn photos outside. Taking advantage of the nice weather for a change! I am so happy to have yet another boy in our group of friends, all these kids are going to have a great time growing up together.

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