I was able to squeeze in Parker’s newborn session last minute when his mama contacted me a couple weeks before he was born. She had won the door prize at a Christmas party from a local Mom's Facebook group (#TCMG) I’m a sponsor of. Before a session, I usually ask if they have any special requests/props or poses they really want to try. Parker’s dad is an underwater construction diver, so this was the most challenging request I had yet! They wanted photos with baby and a huge diving helmet, as well as baby in diving boots. They also wanted photos with their adorable dog! As an animal lover, I love incorporating pets into newborn sessions when it can be done safely, who can resist dogs and babies!?
When I got to their house and got help from dad bringing everything in (seriously, it looks like I’m moving in, and I am good at bringing ONLY what I need!), I got started on setting up my mobile studio. Parker was eating and by the time I got all set up he was fast asleep. This session was PERFECTION. We were able to do all the prop shots requested, plus a new one I had been dying to try with dad holding baby in his hands. Parker should teach lessons on how to do a newborn session - from a baby’s perspective.
Here is our big prop shot with the diving helmet and the diving boots, keep in mind this is a composite shot! I have included the original images also below so you can see how I did it.
Here is the one I had been dying to try, Dad holding baby in hands, I just love it and am definitely going to be trying it at every session!
And a few more of my favourites from the day
Here are some of the family photos we were able to take with mom, dad and babies.
Big sis and baby brother love
Alyssa Kellert is newborn, birth and lifestyle photographer located in Greater Vancouver, BC Canada (will travel all over the lower mainland, but lives in Pitt Meadows). Head over to her Facebook page to see more of her most recent work at www.facebook.com/alyssakellert, or follow her on Instagram @alyssakellertphoto. You are welcome to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page on this site for more information!