Being a new mom is an overwhelming time in your life. You experience the highest highs and the lowest lows simultaneously. You're beyond exhausted but overjoyed to simply gaze into your baby's eyes. You're anxious about breastfeeding but over the moon to be sharing such an amazing bond with this baby you anticipated meeting for nine long months. Your hormones are all over the place, you might still look pregnant despite already holding your newborn in your arms, and yet you couldn't be any happier.
A newborn photo shoot can capture all of these emotions and the beauty behind them, if you choose the right photographer. I recently found one in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn who not only has the experience and amazing portfolio to prove it, but actually pampers new mothers at the shoot. That's right - new moms get a full hair and makeup session as part of Christina Marotto Photography's newborn package!! But Christina doesn't stop there. Here's what you can expect:
Before the shoot
Christina will come to your home to get to know your family better. She will ask about your hobbies, how you and your partner met, about any other kids you might have, the color and theme of the baby's nursery, etc, in hopes of finding something unique to make your photos YOURS rather than just your baby in the same classic newborn photos you see every day. My husband is Japanese and we're a pretty goofy family. Christina and I joked about dressing the kids up and she ended up finding some adorable sushi costumes for our newborn twins, and my toddler dressed as a sushi chef - it came out super adorable!!
During the shoot
At the shoot, mom will be pampered by a professional makeup artist with full hair and makeup being done while the baby is being photographed in a small (warm) cozy room. She has an assortment of wraps for mom and backgrounds for baby and family, so she can get just the right feeling and color schemes. The location couldn't be better if you have older kids - it's a back room in a family run indoor play center, so your older kids will be able to run around and have a ball when it's not their turn in front of the camera!
After the shoot
Christina will come by your home, or you can meet her at the studio, to go over the photos which she'll have printed out for you. She has tons of different products to choose from, from prints to canvases to leather-bound albums and even a new iPad full of all of your digitals! If you choose a product for the wall, she'll even come to your home to find the best spot for it and hang it herself! Talk about full service!!
Here are some more goodies from our twins' newborn shoot:
Besides newborn photography, Christina also does beauty & boudoir, maternity, family, senior portraits, holiday shoots, and more - so keep her in mind the next time you're looking for an amazing photographer in Brooklyn or beyond! Be sure to check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram!
I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1), focusing on fun and honest product and travel reviews, saving moms time finding the best for their families! Find what you need in the menu bar or search section above!