Guest Post: How to Take Beautiful Pictures of Your Newborn

Thank you Jennifer Loomis for providing this guest post! For those of you who don’t know, Jennifer is one of the top photographers in the Seattle area for newborn, pregnancy, and family photography. We are so lucky to have her! Here is some of Jennifer’s best advice for taking beautiful pictures of your beautiful baby. 

Just had your baby and can’t motivate to get newborn photography? I get it. When I had my baby two years ago, I couldn’t get out of the house and into my own studio until he was four weeks old! Shameful! But I was just sooooo exhausted. Taking a shower seemed like a major feat. But I still wanted images, so here are some professional tips to making good images of these little guys without leaving your own home. Do it, because they grow up so fast! Continue reading



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