Who's the best photographer in Southern California for newborn photography? While finding the right person for your newborn photography in the LA area is important, what's even more important is ensuring that your newborn photography sessions actually happen.
By the time your little one finally arrives, you have plenty of other ways to keep busy beyond finding a photographer for newborn photos and booking a professional portrait session. Many SoCal photographers are booked ahead. You may not get your newborn photography sessions when you want them if you call too late.
Just like pregnancy pictures, you get only one chance for baby photos. That's why if you want to create heirloom quality newborn photos, it's important to book a photo session long before baby arrives.
Babies change fast and before you know it, your dimple-elbowed cherub is a sturdy toddler, charging off to conquer the world (or at least the toy room). I advise parents to book "Watch Me Grow" photos, otherwise known as milestone sessions. These portrait sessions capture your baby's precious wispy hair, gummy smiles, plump little legs and sweet expressions throughout baby's first year.
The first milestone photography session should take place when baby is a newborn to preserve your first look at your new baby. Is that Daddy's chin, Grandma's brow and Mommy's nose? Custom photography can focus on specific features, include desired props and use certain poses you want for your "Watch Me Grow" sessions. For example, many parents like sleeping baby photos, and many newborn babies happily comply.
The next session, at about four months, showcases baby's new expressions. Social smiles, giggles and "flirty" baby glances grace this photo session. At this stage, babies can hold their heads up well and are much more alert than as newborns. We can get a good look at those gorgeous eyes and adorable grins.
Around eight months, babies can sit on their own and may be crawling. I like to portray some action and interests in this milestone session. Perhaps we could include a favorite lovey or activity. Since these are custom photography sessions, it's up to you.
At 12 months, many babies can pull themselves up to stand and some may be able to take a few wobbly steps. Including a prop to help baby stand can make this milestone photo session more memorable. To celebrate this big day, we could include a cake smash, followed by a bubble bath to clean up. Or, we can keep it formal with a more serious pose. Since it's custom baby photography, it all comes back to what you're looking for!
If you live in SoCal, particularly around Los Angeles, Playa del Rey, West Lost Angeles, Southbay or anywhere near the 90293 zip code, please reach out to me for your baby photography. If you plan ahead with scheduled baby photography sessions, we can ensure your baby's milestones are preserved as a treasured family legacy for generations to enjoy. And, don't forget to ask about our baby plan for special pricing when you book these sessions together!