I met Sawyer and his lovely family when he was eleven days old. I came to his house in Sacramento, where I captured his newborn portraits and had a wonderful time snuggling him. As a Sacramento area newborn photographer, I invite clients into my studio located in my house in Citrus Heights, CA, or if they prefer I can arrange to pack up my gear and set up my backdrops and my lighting equipment in the client’s living room. I have found that most of my clients prefer the option to have me photograph their babies in the comfort of their own home. I hear that it is very nice to not have to pack the baby up and drive in the car to come visit me at the studio. I am finding that these babies do well when I photograph them in their home, since they like the comfort of their familiar surroundings and they enjoy not having to be jostled around in a carseat.
Baby Sawyer was the sweetest little guy! He loves snuggles and he really likes to be held. During our session he fussed a little bit because he was having some problems with his tummy. He enjoyed posing on his tummy and being swaddled tightly ( I think these things helped him with his tummy feel better). Despite his tummy pains he really did amazing, and since he was so gassy I was able to capture some precious baby smiles, which made me very happy. I love the way this newborn session turned out!
Sawyer’s mom and dad wanted neutral colors for his newborn portraits. I chose classic colors that will always be in style and chose black and white edits for several of these pictures. Sawyer was born on a very special day. He shares his birthday with his mom and dad’s anniversary, so I made sure to take a photo with their rings to represent the special love they share on this day. I also made an effort to use my cute little pilot hat with tiny aviator sunglasses since Sawyer’s house is located near Maither Field Airforce Base, and our session was a couple of days before the California Capital Airshow. During our newborn portrait session we kept hearing the Blue Angels flying around and practicing for the big show. If we looked out the window, we could see them doing loop-di-loops and I thought it was a perfect time to dress him up like a tiny pilot!