Lukas's Newborn Session in Westchester, NY, by Sage Studios Photography

Newborn laying on top of sisters by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.

I want to start by saying how grateful I am, for having received such an overwhelmingly positive response to these images.  I posted a select few to my Facebook page about 3 weeks ago.  The comments ranged from "This photo makes me happy," to "omg this is giving me baby fever."  And for that, I sincerely apologize if any husbands were talked into conceiving once more.  Actually, you're welcome.

Newborn photographed wearing a tie by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.

Being one of my first newborn shoots, I may or may not have been plagued by nerves.  Fortunately, I have the privilege of keeping the friendship of a wonderful photographer by the name of Amanda Noelle.  For weeks, we prepared, we made trips to Home Goods (where the best props are to be bought), we cut Fabrics from Joanne's, and we spent endless nights watching YouTube videos about how to wrap a baby, how to safely handle a newborn, and tricks&tips for keeping the little ones sleepy and comfortable.  I even learned how to handle being peed on (occupational hazard).  

Newborn inside a basket while sleeping by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.

I'd like to think that all of our preparation paid off!  We feared for a while that watching too many videos or seeing too many of other people's work, would have influenced my style too much and resulted in photos that didn't have that certain Sage  to them.  But from the moment we started choosing fabrics and especially once we started seeing the results, Amanda said to me, "this is definitely YOU."

Awake newborn photo in black and white by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.
Organic newborn photography by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.

The above photo is one of my favorites from the session because of the organic feel to it.  Coming from wedding photography, I'm inclined to stay away from the blatantly contrived.  But since newborn photography IS portraiture and IS posed by its nature, I tried experimenting with themes instead.  The brown tones and texture of the basket lent themselves to something akin to a Geddes photo (or so I tell myself).  I certainly hope to play with more themes in my future newborn shoots.

Newborn sleeping peacefully by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.
Newborn photo in brown basket and brown cap by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.
Black and white newborn sleeping in cute cap by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.

"I'm his big sister."

Sisters with their baby brother by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."    -Sophia Loren

Mother smiling as she holds her baby boy by Westchester wedding photographer Sage Studios Photography.