Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Sam!


How is everyone adjusting to Phase 2? Honestly, it doesn’t feel a whole lot different to me, but it’s nice to know we’re making progress and are hopefully on the road to some level of normalcy. I am seeing clients again, which is awesome! It was a hard few weeks not being able to have all those beautiful babies and families in my studio. As a Eugene, Oregon photographer, capturing memories is my passion, and it was sad not to be able to do photo sessions, so I’m really glad to be back at it.

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This particular session was done back in December, just five days before Christmas. Lauren and Charles brought in their adorable little guy Sam for a newborn photography session. Normally I photograph newborns when they’re between 1-2 weeks old, but I’d never turn a family away just because their little one was outside the ideal age range. Sam was almost a month old when I saw him for his baby pictures, and you can see that we had an amazing session!

eugene oregon newborn photographer

If you’re worried that you won’t be able to get your baby in to the studio 1-2 weeks after birth, don’t stress. That preferred age for newborn photography is just a guideline—babies this young tend to be sleepy, which makes for an easier session, and they’re still incredibly flexible and curly, so we can get those iconic newborn poses. But photos are totally possible with older newborns. Sometimes they’re awake more and maybe don’t want to curl up into those poses quite as much as younger newborns, but Sam is proof that the photos you get are just as beautiful. The important thing is recording that magical stage of new babyhood and having professional, polished photos of your sweet infant.

We got a couple of awake photos with Sam, but for the most part he just slept and let me do my thing. He was a very easy little guy to work with. I love how the blue we chose for the background matched those baby blue eyes perfectly! Is there anything prettier than baby eyes?

eugene oregon newborn photography

A favorite prop for little boys is my wooden airplane. It’s just the right size for a sleepy newborn shot—and it still works as a prop for not-so-sleepy toddler pictures. Sam looked so cute snoozing away on that little airplane. I’m sure he’s off to great adventures!

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Thanks so much for stopping by Shanna Chess Photography’s website! Shanna is an award-winning Eugene, Oregon photographer specializing in portraiture, and she has a particular passion for newborn photography. There is nothing like those first few days of holding a new life in your arms, and professional photos allow you to capture those feelings and relive those precious memories.

If you have questions or would like to book your photography session, Shanna would love to hear from you! You can get in touch via her contact form here. Can’t wait to see you and your beautiful family in the studio!


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