Families and Newborns: Shooting with Emotion and Connection

Families and Newborns: Shooting with Emotion and Connection

“Look at how deeply flawed we are and yet capable of loving so perfectly.” Sanober Khan

 

There is one thing I have learned working so many years in a veterinary hospital is the need to feel love and connection from another.   People want to be hugged, they want the touch of another person on their skin.  Human beings have a great need to be loved and needed by someone.   I know all of us need to be loved.  We need to feel someone else’s arms around us, we crave the feeling of a child’s arms around our neck, it is oxygen to our hearts to feel the love of others.

Maternity

Dad with children

This is the feeling that I wish to channel into my sessions.  For me, I can do everything “technically” perfect but if the image lacks emotion or connection it falls flat.  I want to shoot what I feel from my clients as they are with me.   I know for a mother the feeling of her children’s arms around her neck is better than any diamond necklace in the whole world.  The smell of your newborn is far greater than any expensive bouquet of flowers.  Or that the feeling of his arms around you and the smell of his skin is far more intoxicating than anything else in this world.   I want to capture these emotions for you so that when you look at your images your heart swells with emotion and you get that funny tight feeling in the back of your throat.

Teenager photography

When I create, this is what my vision is for you.  I can shoot technically perfect pictures all day long.  But if I don’t shoot with emotion and connection the image does nothing for me.  It doesn’t stand out it falls flat.

If you would love more information on how I shoot or even booking a session with me please fill out the form below.  I can’t wait to hear from you.

 

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Hudson Valley Newborn Photography

I have had the joy of telling this beautiful momma’s family story for a few years now.  She and her daughter were one of the very first portfolio building sessions I did as a new photographer.  I appreciate and love so much that she is still with me today.  If you know this family you will agree when I say there is so much sweetness and love between them.  Coming together, snuggling in, or giving a kiss to each other is natural and easy.  I always leave a session with a feeling that my happiness bank is overflowing.   I also left this session knowing that in a few weeks we would meet once again to photograph the arrival of her son.  

Mom to be in River

Maternity Session in Mongoup River

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Warwick New York Newborn Photography by Leah Wagner Photography

Have you ever met someone and just knew in your heart that they were your kind of people? Like somewhere along the way you and they were cut from the same fabric?

That is how I felt the first time I met the “P” family.  I met them initially to photograph their older son who just melted my heart with his smile and oh my goodness check out those dimples ((swoon))Newborn Photography

 

So-when they asked me to come and document the first “official” pictures of their new baby boy, I was over the moon!

I love the thought of documenting this family’s memories for years to come… But for now I will just share some pictures from their newborn session so you can enjoy this beautiful family as much as I do.

 

Do you agree these lil boys are {{swoon}} worthy??? If you do tell me in the comments below… XOXO Leah

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How to Survive Your First Week with a Newborn

Can you believe you have just given birth to the most amazing individual on the face of this earth.  In one breath, one beat of a heart you became a mother…life has changed and all for the better.

The first week can be overwhelming, trying to figure out sleep patterns, feeding schedules, adjusting to changes with your own body it can all be stressful and emotionally draining at the same time.  So often, when I sit down and talk with a new mom during her newborn session these are the struggles they are having.  I can tell you–you are not alone and I can also share with you the 3 best tips I have learned from these new moms in getting through the first few weeks of newborn life.

The first tip I learned is the power of the swaddle.  Who would think after spending 9 months cramped in a teeny, tiny space your baby wouldn’t want to just stretch their tiny legs and arms out.  Nope, it seems that newborns want to be swaddled.  When you are in the hospital have a nurse show you the correct way to swaddle your newborn.  Benefits to swaddling include better sleep; and it can help to regulate a newborn’s body temperature.

The next tip is in all the chaos- take care of yourself.  Feed yourself and drink plenty of fluids especially if you are nursing.  You need to eat on a regular schedule to keep your strength up and to ensure that your milk comes in.  Try to eat leafy green vegetables, seasonal fruits, lean meats, and low fat dairy products to name a few.  You also need to drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated and to be able to produce enough milk for your newborn.

Lastly, keep track of your newborns feedings and diapers.  It will make your life easier  if you know exactly how much they drank and how many diapers you have changed.  If you start tracking you may start to see a pattern develop which can only make your life easier.  You can download apps for your smart device.  A few of my favorites are WebMD Baby and Baby Tracker-Feed, Diaper Log.

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