Choosing Props for Your Newborn Session

When my clients come to their session I often ask them which props they would like. You want to know something funny? A lot of the images that clients end up choosing for their newborn session are actually ones that they said they didn't want! I think this is mainly because they don't totally understand how I shoot and they just see the image for what it is. But! I do love taking my client's ideas into consideration. Sometimes they surprise me with their choices. When I'm choosing props, I make sure that 1. They will be safe to put a baby in. 2. They are big enough for a newborn in. 3. There are no parts of the prop that are going to hurt or poke the baby. 4. The colours are neutral enough that I can use other colours to add things to the prop so that it will match the other images in your gallery.

Being a photographer, I am so happy that people trust me with their newborns. It's scary enough having a baby and not knowing this little person that you grew inside of you for nine months, and trying to figure out what they want. I love that you can trust my vision and that you have chosen me- there are a lot of newborn photographers out there!

Props are one of my favourite things, I really love bucket shots. It's my job to make something that a newborn is not necessarily naturally able to do look like it's something that they are doing on their own, and it is so rewarding to get those final images. I am qualified and trained in safety and in photography, and I can ensure you that your baby could not be in better hands. On top of that, I'll be going to school as a nurse in the winter (will definitely still be doing photography as well!) so you can trust me that much more! I want your experience to be a seamless and comfortable one, with the images that I provide you during your newborn session being lovely memories that will last a lifetime. Book your session now - I actually already have bookings into January of next year!

Thanks a lot and have a lovely day. =)

Until next week,

Erika Michelle Photography

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Hi there! I am Erika of Erika Michelle Photography. Welcome to my site! I am an Ottawa based photographer specializing in newborns, maternity, cake smashes, family and much more! I hope that you enjoy looking at my work and if you decide to book your child's cake smash, newborn shoot, your maternity shoot, or your family shoot, please click on book now ! I would love to photograph your special day and create beautiful memories for you in my fully equipped home studio.  I take pride in making my packages affordable and reachable for all of my clients and also am open to doing other packages to match your budget. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries regarding newborn photography, maternity photography, family photography or any other shoots you are interested in!