Madeline | 11 Days Fresh
This is going to be an exciting year to be a Louisville KY Newborn Photographer! My first newborn to kick off the New Year was sweet little Miss Madeline. It’s hard to believe that just 2 short years ago I was photographing her big sister’s Senior photos. I can only imagine the surprised faces when Mom and Dad found out they had this little angel on the way. Nonetheless, her presence has reshaped this family in a wonderful way and you can see the love exuding from both mom and sister when they came to see me.
I always get the same couple of questions about posing: “Why do you twist the baby up like a pretzel?” or “Why do you pose them like that, it looks unnatural?” Simple answers are “Because I can” and “Because they can only bend like this for a few short weeks out of the womb.” Now, I want you to understand that I’m not being smug or arrogant when I say that. I’m saying it because I have been properly trained in this skill and know how to pose the baby safely. Not all babies can fold like a pretzel or do that highly sought after “froggy pose,” but it takes a trained professional such as myself to know how to execute it properly and to know when a baby just can’t do a pose. You should never try to force a baby to do anything. It’s also important to know that following my prep guide properly is also key, because without a deep sleeping baby, none of these poses would be possible. All of my newborn clients are sent this prep info prior to their sessions (not available for purchase).
I love this series from her session with the soft pink tones and how well they compliment her skin. I am a sucker for all things vintage / romantic or whimsical! These dainty tiebacks from Luneberry and Dear Felicity, along with coordinating wraps from Dolly Priss and Itsy Bitsy Blooms (sparkle wrap) fit the bill . Gorgeous lacey backdrop is from Rose and Ruffles.
In my Full Newborn Sessions, I include 2 backdrops for beanbag posing that the parents can give their input on color or leave it to photographer’s choice. Here, I used another posing fabric from Roses and Ruffles, a purple lattice bonnet from Tanyas Tangles and a cream dainty knit bonnet from Emma Ruth Designs.
After I finished up with the beanbag shots, we moved on to some prop shots and these are a handful of my favorites. Purple wrap with matching bonnet is from Amos and Sawyer. Vintage floral crown can be found at The Birds Nest Props.
A few behind the scenes moments captured. I just love how sweet and simple these are. These would be the types of photos I would look back on and cherish if I were a new mom as well.
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Jennifer Rittenberry Photography specializes in newborn, baby, family, child and maternity photography in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas including but not limited to Mount Washington.