Miss Tinley’s Newborn Session was absolutely the best. Ok, so that may be because she is my niece, and I am a little biased. It was so much fun getting to photograph my sister’s third child, especially since her son Cash was one of the first newborns that I photographed. I had to start the blog post with my favorite image of the three of them, because lets me honest, getting a 2 year old little boy who loves to run and play to lay on the ground and snuggle with both of his sisters can be pretty tough. Luckily, Cash loves his baby sister..and even though it has been nearly 3 months since we took these pictures he still loves on his baby sister every moment that he is around her. My favorite is when he leans over and says “Love you Tinley” with the biggest grin on his face. JoLeigh was such a good helper making sure that Tinley was safe and sound in her arms and totally eats up being in front of the camera. It is truly amazing to see how much both of these big siblings love their little sister.
One of the biggest questions I get from parents with multiple children is “How should I dress my older children for pictures?” Luckily, this one is super simple. For little boys I recommend a pair of jeans, and then they can go shirtless for a nice and natural look..because lets be honest, most little boys prefer to run around without a shirt on anyways! If they want to wear a shirt or for older boys, it a nice soft snug fitting long sleeve shirt that is free of buttons is key. The other key to dressing siblings is to have them dressed in neutral and soft colors. When you think of neutral colors go for cream, grey, navy blue, dark burgundy, or soft colors such as very light pinks or blues. Make sure to stay away from bright tones or color such as red, orange, or yellow. Soft colors and neutrals work well with a newborn baby’s soft and delicate skin tone. For little girls we have wraps in the studio that we can use to wrap them up in. If you would like to bring clothes again stay within the soft and neutral colors I described above and make sure to keep with solid colors so that the focus is on the baby and big sister. Dresses in solid colors, or even just jeans with a solid long sleeve t shirt work well. Again make sure that when choosing clothing for your children to wear in photographs that they clothing fits them well, as clothing that is too large tends to bunch up and will photograph poorly. I love helping clients in selecting the perfect clothing for their family, and always encourage families to send images of any outfits they are considering wearing to their newborn session prior to the session so that I can guide them in making the perfect selection. All of my clients also receive access to our exclusive client lounge with a ton of tips and trick for selecting clothing for their newborn session.
Oh and as always, you don’t ever have to worry about bringing anything for Baby to wear! We take care of that and I promise we have a ton of headbands and wraps to match any colors your family chooses to wear to their newborn session.