Millbury, MA | Newborn Photographer | Jenna Rose Photography

Why The Most Important Photo at Your Newborn Session Is Your Family Portrait

“Posing for professional photos just days after going through the trauma of labor and delivery!? After months of gaining more weight and not feeling like yourself at all, you want me to do what?” 

If that’s your reaction to the thought of including yourself in your newborn sessions, given the fact that it is just days after you’ve undergone the life- (and body) -changing experience of labor and delivery, you’re not alone. I get this all the time from my expecting Mamas, and I totally get it! With my first pregnancy, I was in labor for 12 hours and had to stay in the hospital for complications for over a week post delivery, and I wanted nothing to do with pictures! But I didn’t let that stop me from making sure my very beginning was documented forever—and you shouldn’t either!

Still not convinced that post-birth family portraits are beyond worth it in the end? Here are some reasons why they’re the most important part of your newborn session and what I’ll do to ensure you look your gorgeous in your pictures even when you might not feel that way!

A new chapter or beginning only happens a few times in your life: your wedding, your first home, your pregnancy, your children, etc.—these are the absolute precious moments that are worth documenting! As the years go on they will tell your grandchildren your story, and the one that leads you into parenthood will be the single most important part of your life. It will top everything else, so don’t let your insecurities about your body right after you gave birth hold you back from documenting your very first family portrait! Celebrate and embrace it! Your children will want to show their children someday and it will be a treasure that you and your family cherish for years to come.

You’re in good hands 

I want you to be completely confident that you feel pampered and ready to go on your picture day! I have been a photographer for over five years. My professional hair and make-up artist and I will help you will feel loved on, and brand new, so when you look at your family portrait, what you feel is pure love—because that’s what’s showing behind the lens anyway! 

What to wear to look and feel your best

Wearing solid, soft tones, like whites and light grays, will create a timeless look in your newborn photos. I will leave you looking your best in the portraits. Even the position I have you hold your baby will be flattering and leave you feeling confident.

While all of these tricks of the trade certainly help, the most important tip I can give you to help capture the best family portrait possible is to simply be in the moment! Enjoy the first moments with your new bundle of joy, snuggle in with your baby, and appreciate the gift you’ve been given! The real moments with your baby during that period of time are raw and vulnerable, let your love be seen through these portraits we get to capture together. 

If you’re interested in learning more about newborn photography or would like to reserve your own session be sure to fill out the contact form below and I will reach out to you shortly! No question is a silly question!

xoxo, Jenna Rose

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