NEPA Newborn Photographers | Baby Clara

NEPA Newborn Photographers

Baby Clara

NEPA Newborn Photographers

Clara came into our NEPA Newborn studio today at for her newborn session and spent some time sleeping. When I say sleeping I mean she slept for two hours straight so it made it really easy to work with her. Her parents were past wedding clients of mine a few years ago so it was a pleasure seeing them again and also catching up with life over the last couple of years. I love that many of my brides come to me for their maternity and newborn pictures. It’s great to see couples who I worked with for their wedding come back when they have their first child.

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For these next few shot I went over the Michael’s in Dickson City and bought a few packages of yarn and some styrofoam circles to make a nice comfortable little pocket for clara to be placed in. I don’t know what made me think about making something like this, but I love how these pictures turned out. All it took me was about ten dollars and a half an hour to put them together.

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Newborn Photographer Scranton PA | Baby Evie

Newborn Photographer Scranton PA 

Baby Evie

 

Evie came to visit us in the studio today in Scranton and just had to share a few frames from her session. Last week I headed over to Jo-Ann’s fabrics in Dickson city on a search for old vintage patterns to use in the studio as backdrops for newborn sessions. I thought this would be a simple half hour shopping trip. It turned into about three hours of looking for the perfect patterns that I wanted to use. I haven’t been in that store for a few years so when I walked in I was overwhelmed with all my choices. I feel bad for the lady who searched and searched with me for the perfect patterns that I was looking for.

Typically, I like to do lifestyle session oriented photography with newborns. I love it when people invite me to their home for their pictures, but every now and then people come to our studio in Scranton for their time with us. These pictures are some of my favorites from my time wi baby Evie and I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

If you are expecting a new addition to your family be sure to get in our schedule as soon as possible and be sure to check in on our blog from time to time as we sometimes offer specials for people who book both their maternity and newborn sessions with us at the same time.

 

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 If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Scranton PA feel free to fill out the contact form on our website and we can get you tentatively in our studio for your session.

Scranton Portrait Studio | Baby Stephanie

Scranton Portrait Studio | Baby Stephanie

 

Scranton newborn photographer darkershadesofbrown photography welcomes Baby Stephanie into the world this week at our Scranton portrait studio location. Newborn photography in Scranton is something we specialize in here in the studio. There is nothing as beautiful as a sleeping baby. I really can’t get enough of these sessions/ We recently purchased a bunch of these baby wraps in just about every color you can imagine that I just loved adding to the collection of things we use when photographing newborns.

Booking your newborn appointment at our Scranton portrait studio is as easy as giving us your expected date and we will work around when the little one arrives.

 

 

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Scranton Newborn Photographers | Baby Ryan

Scranton Newborn Photographers 

 Baby Ryan

 

Today in the Studio the Smith family came in from Binghamton NY for their Newborn Session. When Ryan’s parents started looking for a newborn photographer in Binghamton they just couldn’t find what they were looking for out of the photographers in their area. Looking for Scranton newborn photographers was not even something that came to mind as we are over an hour away from them. A friend of theirs recommended us to them and a few months later we headed to Binghamton for their family session.  Ryan is a sleepy little guy so this session went so smoothly it literally took about 45 minutes from start to finish. Typically, we book our newborn sessions about 3 months in advance of the time they are expected to arrive and we only schedule these sessions on the weekend so if you are expecting a new addition to the family be sure to get in our schedule early.

Another option we offer expecting families is a maternity and newborn session all in one package. Feel free to ask us about the discount we give for booking both your sessions with us all at once. We would be happy to share with you what we are doing to capture your whole pregnancy from before and after the little one arrives.

 

 

Scranton Newborn Photographers

 Scranton Newborn Photographers

Newborn Portrait Guide

Scranton Portrait Studio Newborn Preparation

Scranton Portrait Studio Newborn Preparation  

Preparing For Your Session:

Scranton Portrait Studio Newborn Preparation

Once you decide to schedule a newborn session after your maternity session In Scranton PA with Darkershadesofbrown Photography , we will set a tentative date based on your due date.  I understand that babies rarely come when predicted and I will accommodate their personal plans for arrival, but a due date will give us a base line.  Once your infant is born, please get in touch with me and we will firm up our date and time.  Babies are best photographed in the first 10 days of their new little lives.  They sleep better, don’t have colic yet, and usually haven’t started developing baby acne or cradle cap.  If you are a c-section Mom, we can work out something around your recovery.

When we schedule your session, we will have a conversation about what you are looking for.  Do you want only pictures of the baby?  Are you more interested in your infant being photographed with family than in some of my props?

Please do not feed your infant before coming to see me.  I will give you space and time to feed the baby and sooth him to sleep once you arrive.  The reason this works best is that if you feed your baby before you come he will start his sleep cycle while in his car seat.  No good.  We want him to do that at the studio.

It is always nice to have a pacifier.  This will help me to sooth your baby in between poses.  If you have chosen not to use a pacifier, please be prepared to help me by having your finger ready for your baby to suck on.

I photograph babies in their birthday suits.  I have yet to photograph a newborn in clothes and hope that I am never asked to do so.  Newborn babies just don’t fill out clothes properly.  They are so much sweeter without all that bulky fabric.  I would be happy to schedule another session down the road to photograph your baby in any special outfits, especially christening / blessing outfits.

What should you wear?  Wear something comfortable.  Keep in mind that I rarely if ever show anything below the waist in a portrait.  So you can wear shorts, jeans, or whatever else you choose.  As far as tops are concerned I LOVE black tank tops for Moms.  Black shirts and blouses are best.  Bring something to change into after I am done photographing you with baby that is nice and cool.  I keep my studio very warm at around 80 degrees.  It is all about the baby.  So think about keeping cool when you are choosing clothing.

I strongly encourage you to bring any special hats, hair-bands, bracelets etc….  You may not like what I have and I may fall in love with what you bring.  So not only will your additions give us more to choose from they are also extra special since they belong to your little one.

Lastly, if you should think of anything before you come please feel free to contact me.  I live and breathe by checking my email!  I will respond in a very timely manner.

 

Scranton Portrait Studio Newborn Preparation

Scranton Portrait Studio Newborn Preparation

 

 

Scranton Portrait Studio Newborn Preparation 

During Your Session:

Once you arrive I will give you some time in my studio to feed and sooth your baby.  Once she is happy and sleepy please let me know so I can join you.

I start my sessions by taking some portraits of your baby on a beanbag.  I am looking for some great body shots and capturing some of baby’s bits and pieces like her hands and feet.

Once we have these  more important poses under our belt,  I will move on to photographing your newborn in the props that you have chosen.

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Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio | Rinaldi Family

Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio

Rinaldi Family

I thought I would take some time today to share a few images from a family session we had last week. Over the last two weeks I have photographed around 16 families from Clarks Summit. It’s been crazy… This is the first year I have been opening up our schedule for family sessions. I think part of the reason I have done this is that I have a little one at home these days so naturally people have been seeing pictures of my son and asking me if I could do something similar for their family.

I am so grateful to all the people who have trusted me this year with their family pictures. It’s been a bit overwhelming fitting everyone into my schedule and I am sorry for the people we had to turn away, but next year I will open up a few more weeks to get everyone in.

I honestly have had more fun with my camera this year then I have ever had and look forward to having even more fun in the months to come.

 

 

 

Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio

Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio

Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio

Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio

Wilkes Barre Family Portrait Studio

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Clarks Summit Family Portrait Studio | Hatfield Family

Clarks Summit Family Portrait Studio

Hatfield Family

Today I thought I would share a very different family session that happened this week. I have known the Hatfield family for many years. Andy worked with me a long time ago before I became a photographer, so I knew him before he had kids. Stephanie is a personal trainer here in Clarks Summit at Browns Gym so she wanted to have their session on a track up at Abington High School. I have to be honest and say I was a little worried about how this session would turn out as I had never done something like this before.

Regardless of my worries I loved this session. This family has a ton of energy and they were very easy to work with.

Hope you guys love these images, because it was something I really enjoyed doing.

 

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Clarks Summit Family Portrait Studio

Clarks Summit Family Portrait Studio

Clarks Summit Family Portrait Studio

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Scranton Portrait Studio | DeMarco Family

Scranton Portrait Studio

DeMarco Family

Yesterday, the DeMarco family came in from New Jersey for another session with us. The weather all day yesterday was a concern, but it ended up being a beautiful day for pictures. I photographed this family a few years ago and this time their  was a new addition to the family.

I hope you guys enjoy these pictures as much as did taking them. It’s beautiful to see families as they grow and get bigger in front of my camera.

 

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Scranton Portrait Studio

Scranton Portrait Studio

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Scranton Family Photographs | Jessica & Jeff

Scranton Family Photographs

Jessica & Jeff

shot Jessica & Jeff’s wedding in Delaware last year and one of the things I love is meeting up with my clients when they have their first child. For this session I was brought down to Jersey shore a few days before the hurricane hit a few weeks ago. I met up with their family and spent the day photographing their beautiful son.

It’s always nice to get out of the studio every now and then to photograph newborns especially when I get to sit on the beach for a few days when I’m done.

  Scranton Family Photographs

Scranton Family Photographs

Scranton Family Photographs

Scranton Family Photographs

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Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Family Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Family Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Poconos/ Family Photographer Darkershadesofbrown Photography

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Scranton Portrait Lifestyle Photography | Carlessi Family

Scranton Portrait Lifestyle Photography

Carlessi Family

 

 

Two black & white blog posts today because I just feel like I needed to give the blog some love. I don’t know why but I just love family sessions so much. Other then weddings it’s probably my favorite way to spend my day with my camera. MJ and Steve live about three miles from me so it was a very quick ride to work yesterday.

Love this session so much.

The energy this family has is endless.

 

 

 

Scranton Portrait Lifestyle Photography

Scranton Portrait Lifestyle Photography

Scranton Portrait Lifestyle Photography