Hello, beautiful Mama’s and Papa’s! 💙
I’m super excited that you’re here. That means we get to chat Newborn Portraits- some of my sweetest and most favorite moments. And with the opening of my Knoxville Newborn Studio, I have my doors open and SO excited for all of the Spring babies!
To help narrow down your selection, decide on whether you want images done in a studio setting, at your home in a Lifestyle feel, or a Fresh 48 in the hospital. You can pull-out the photographers that do not offer the type of newborn session you are aiming for. Another deciding factor- Style. With the amazingness of the Digital Camera and Editing styles range all over the place: Light & Airy, Dark & Moody, Neutral or Matte, Classic and Traditional. There is not a right or a wrong. Photography is an art. And, every artist sees their work in a different way. But, selecting a photographer that sees eye-to-eye with your goals is incredibly important to your happiness at the end of the session.
But, MOST IMPORTANTLY- Hire a Professional:: Here is Why
Experience and Safety- Most Important, Most.
Having a well-groomed understanding of how to handle, pose, and photograph a newborn is crucial, not only to the success of your portrait session, but also for the safety of your baby. Creating an environment in which your newborn feels and is secure is the most important element of newborn photography. As natural and simple as newborn photography can seem, the poses take great experience, patience, and a lot of skill. After years of working with newborns, long hours of training, and the experience I bring from my own children, you can rest assured that your little one is in the very best hands (next to yours, of course!).
Your child’s Newborn Portrait Session is a team effort from the initial email to the final product. I am not a cookie-cutter photographer. I do not believe that one size fits all. From emails to questionnaires, phone-calls to in-person meetings- you, the parents, are part of the planning and delivery of your beautiful images. Together, I want to make certain that your photo session with me at Westland Farms Studio is amazing and that you walk away with heirloom quality images that will last more than a lifetime.
Creativity and My Obsession with All Things Newborn
Haha! I have to laugh at the title of this paragraph. I really wasn’t sure how to best explain the fact that I’ve got so, SO many beautiful and fun baskets, hats, princess crowns, wraps, flower crowns, throws, backdrops, and so-on that there is just a lot of pieces to be creative with! I prefer to keep Newborn Images clean and crisp. And, it is so much fun to work with you, the parent, to create the most fitting and perfect look for your little one. While you are welcome to do so, it is not at all necessary for you to provide your child’s clothing and props. Score!!
Now is the time to give me a call to begin discussions on creating your newborn portrait session. Such an exciting time in life. I cannot wait to help you capture these short and precious moments.
With Grit & Grace~
Sarah Keenan, Newborn Photographer
Westland Farms Studio, Knoxville