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        By Jenn Brookover

        Happy 2011!  We’re off to a busy start with our maternity photography and newborn portraits!  We’ve also just returned from Imaging USA where we added some new product lines, including custom albums and new slideshow options.

        Lately I’ve had a number of questions about the backgrounds on our website.  They are all 100% client’s homes or on location (backdrops are only used for our mini-sessions at Nursery Couture).  The key to using your home as a “backdrop” is in the use of creative lighting and the composition of the image.  So, are all the homes I shoot in totally clean? (nope, I move stuff around) Are they perfectly decorated? Many are, many are “works in progress”.  What they all are, though, is a part of your life right now, one that can be remembered in images even after the “things” change and the people grow.

        I’ve also been answering questions about the perfect time to photograph your newborn.  I usually recommend doing the session within the first two weeks if you want the curly, “baby in your hands” type of shots.  But, there is no wrong time to photograph anyone (especially a baby!!).  Maybe you aren’t quite ready for company or you want to wait until the baby looks a little more like what they are going to look like in the future…we can still do many of the sleeping poses (if they are good sleepers!) up to about 6 weeks.  Our sweet newborn below is a month old and a perfect little model (and her sister is a doll, too!).

        newborn portrait photography
        family portrait with newborn and sister in San Antonio, Texas
        newborn family portrait
        newborn photography, San Antonio Texas
        newborn portrait
        sweet newborn in San Antonio Texas
        newborn and sister
        getting to know her sister, newborn photo, San Antonio, Texas
        big sister, family photos
        big sister, child photography, newborn photography, San Antonio, Texas
        Dad and newborn portrait
        Dad with his newborn daughter, photographed in San Antonio, Texas
        Big sister welcoming me
        Big sister welcoming me for newborn portraits, San Antonio, Texas
        San Antonio Family portrait
        Family portrait with newborn, San Antonio, Texas
        little hands of newborn
        little hands of newborn taken during photography session, San Antonio, Texas

        To view more of our newborn photography and family portraits, visit Jenn Brookover Photography