Newborn Photography Session - Jen Semmler Photography

Newborn, Child, and Family Portrait Artist for Rochester, NY 

(585) 622-4585 ᐧ Webster, NY 14580



A Different Kind of Newborn Photography

Doing a quick image search for "newborn photography" will yield you a plethora of beautiful babies perfectly posed on pillows or propped in baskets and bowls wearing the sweetest little outfits and headbands. While these images are captivating and precious to many people, there is something about them that feels unnatural or impersonal to others. As a mother and a photographer, I strongly believe that the most natural place for a newborn to be is in loving arms as much as possible. These little ones are only days old and are adjusting to a completely new world.


Likewise, there is nothing like the unfettered joy experienced by new parents getting to know the little life that has changed their existence forever. Those first sounds and hiccups, those first "gas smiles," those tiny little fingers wrapped around your thumb; every moment completely new and amazing. My goal for your newborn session is to be there with you to capture images of you and your newborn as you experience these moments together. All too quickly, life will return to its hectic pace and these early moments will fade away in memory. Let me capture them for you now and help you create art that will allow you to remember those first moments forever.

I also understand what it is like to be recovering from childbirth. You are at the very least uncomfortable. It is hard to have yourself put together, much less feeling ready for a photo shoot. New moms and dads are sleep deprived and working to get a handle on their new reality. If you have older children as well, life is even more hectic. That is why my services include coming to you to hold your session in your own home. You do not need to have a perfect home; a showroom home. All I need is a window, a wall, and a comfortable place for you to sit and/or lay down embracing your precious newborn. The joy you experience toward your child naturally shines through you as he/she expresses his/her love for you, which result in the most gorgeous art.

Let's capture these moments together. Contact me at jensemmlerphotography@gmail.com or by phone at (757) 634-5001 to arrange a consultation to discuss your session and view sample art products such as albums and gallery wrap wall pieces. When you are ready, newborn sessions typically last 2 to 3 hours. This allows for as much nursing/feeding, chaning diapers, and dealing with all the many things that just pop up in a household with children to be handled without issue. Does your baby take an hour to eat? That's not a problem! Be comfortable and just relax. We can capture some precious images of tiny toes or just take a breather. A happy satisfied baby is a perfect little model. A few weeks after your shoot, we will have an reveal and ordering session right in the comfort of your own home.

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