Christina contacted me about planning newborn photos for baby Elana shortly after Christmas. Elana was actually due Christmas time; however, she was born a month early, and only now was she ready to come to a studio for her first photo session in Maryland.

As a reminder of this beautiful Christmas miracle, Christina chose subtle holiday colors — they all wore cranberry or olive, which looked gorgeous with their complexion! Mom wanted to incorporate some shades of purple – her favorite color – as well as some neutrals.

Beautiful little Elana slept through her entire session, and only opened her eyes to give a little cry when she got hungry in the middle. The big brother Nate was not yet two years old, and needed a bit of convincing to pose with his newborn sister, and we got several poses of the siblings together!

I love how Elana is smiling while Christina is holding her; I always feel so blessed to capture newborn baby smiles! One of my other favorites is the photo where Elana is in the basket with cranberry wool stuffing; she looks so cozy and content in there!

Are you planning newborn photos in Maryland in the near future? The best time to reach out to a newborn photographer is in your second semester, so that you can be sure to find an open spot on the studio calendar, and you have the chance to plan for the color, style, and details that will make your custom newborn portraits treasured forever!

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