I recently had this lovely family of three here at the Studio in Leesburg Virginia for portraits to document this special time in their baby’s first year! Mom wanted a simple and classic look with a hint of editorial – a timeless baby portrait she could hang up in her home for years to come.
We chose a simple, neutral color palette for her studio family portraits with their baby here in Leesburg. When looking to add a piece of wall art to your home, I always recommend choosing neutral clothing options that will blend with your decor as time (and your taste) changes. Some of our top tips for selecting a color palette for your session are available to check out here. If you’re looking for good places to purchase clothing from for your session, I’ve got you! Check out Morning Lavender for mom and Lou Lou for baby!
The Best Time for Baby Portraits is Anytime
It’s a misconception that you have to get baby photos right away. There is something special and unique about newborn portraits. But ANYTIME is a good time to have baby portraits taken! In fact, there are a few special stages I recommend capturing during your baby’s first year, which you can read about here.
Multi Generational Studio Photos With Your Baby
Grandma also came for the session! I love the opportunity to photograph multiple generations at the Leesburg studio. In addition to sweet memories of grandma and grandson, it also gives us an opportunity to photograph the 3 generations together.
Breastfeeding Baby Portraits
Many of my moms request a special baby portrait of them breastfeeding. For this particular mom, breastfeeding was such a challenging journey for the first 3 months of her son’s life. She really wanted to commentate the experience. We also documented the intimate bond it gave her with her baby.
I absolutely love having families into our Leesburg studio for baby portraits! It allows us the opportunity to create so many timeless images to serve as priceless memories of baby’s first year.
If you’re unsure if a studio session is right for you, I’d recommend reading more about the pros and cons of both studio and on-location sessions to determine which is the best fit for you.
If you’re pregnant and interested in newborn portraits, I recommend checking out our post about when to reserve a photographer and things to consider. We typically reserve sessions 2-4 months in advance. Starting to plan on the early side is always a good idea!