When wondering if your dogs, cats and pets are welcome in your Newborn Photography Session, the answer is always YES! Pets and Newborns photographed together will melt any parent’s heart.
The best way to bring pets into the session, is in a natural, safe way. This can include laying on the couch, or snuggled up in bed. We use treats and toys to gain attention and interaction. Sometimes, the morning can be a bit overwhelming for fur friends. For that reason we want to make sure there is an option B for when they need alone time.
HOW TO INCLUDE PETS AND NEWBORNS IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Including dogs means sitting, petting, snuggled and dog kisses (if that is your thing). Sometimes they will be lying around in the photos. This gives your newborn photos a more real, home-like feel to them. If we can, we try for paws in the picture. Once in awhile, a nose to nose connection. Although for the most part, we let dogs come in and out of the frames, sniffing and then leaving.
When photographing families in their own home with pets and newborns, I constantly check in. Specifically with questions like “do you feel comfortable with this” and “is this ok”. This gives parents the opportunity to feel heard and comfortable.
This same opportunity for questioning is given when working with families and children indoors. We use different parts of your home. Though I want our sessions to be engaging and fun, the most important piece is that everyone is safe. Being onboard with how we are playing and moving through your home is important. So, I always check in!
If you are looking for more examples of how Steph Kines Photo works with pets and newborns at home, here are a few more blogs with pups! A New Baby and New Puppy Session here and a Maternity to Newborn Session with dogs here.
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I am Steph, owner of Steph Kines Photo, specializing in working with young families, expecting women and growing babies in the Philadelphia area. I hope you found my Pets and Newborns | Ambler, PA blog feature helpful and inspiring. If you are interested in booking a photography session and would like to talk more about how we will spend our time together, let’s connect here. Finding your photographer can take time, so if you would like to follow along and see more behind the scenes, follow me on Instagram.
Steph is Philadelphia’s Natural Newborn Photographer, specializing in finding light and connection in your own space. She offers maternity, family, milestone and newborn photography in a warm, natural and unexpected way. Her clients love that her sessions are child-led. This means giving space and guidance to young children to be themselves in their own environment. Because of this, more true reflections of your family are captured. All clients receive a collection of prints and the rights to fully edited digital files. Steph can design custom, heirloom albums and assist with wall galleries to display in your home. I invite you to learn more about the quality and feel of my offered products and art with this blog post.
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