Photographer in Invermere: Maternity, Newborn + Baby Photos
You already know that your baby grows up so fast. Which is probably why you are looking for a maternity, newborn or baby photographer in Invermere BC. We all try to memorize the feeling of their weight on our chest, and their fuzzy wrinkly skin. No matter how hard we try, the milestones seem to go by faster than we think they will and they feel a little bit bigger each time you pick them up. They grow so fast.
One way that we can document this part of our life is with maternity and newborn photography.
Not everyone is sure if they should book maternity photography. A fair question. In my experience, parents are always so happy they did, even if they were hesitant at first. My advice would be to ask around to your parent friends and see if they booked a maternity photographer, of if they wish they had.
Once you make a decision and find a photographer who’s style you love, I recommend booking your maternity photos around 32+ weeks. If you are already feeling uncomfortable, it might be a good idea to book right around 32 weeks. However, if you don’t feel like your bump is big enough yet, feel free to wait as long as possible.
My favourite style of maternity photos is casual and candid lifestyle photos. I love it when families pick something they love about this part of their life and incorporate it into their maternity photography. For example, if you and your partner have been walking a favourite trail a lot, that makes for the perfect maternity photo activity. On the other hand, if you have been absolutely exhausted this whole time, maybe more intimate photos of relaxing in your home/bed might suit you. I am a fan of keeping it real, whatever that means for you.
I put together a maternity photography inspiration board here if you want to check it out.
Newborn photography is usually done between 1-4 weeks old. Some parents want them done right away when their baby is still tiny, and other parents wait until they gain a bit of weight and start to open their eyes more. You can’t go wrong either way.
Newborn photos can be done indoor or outdoors. This usually depends on how you are feeling and the time of year. If you’re up for getting out of the house, we can do your outdoor newborn photos at a nearby park or favourite location. On the other hand, indoor newborn photos have a cozy and more intimate feel to them. Usually, I recommend to my clients to declutter one or two areas of your home for photos. Great spots in your home for newborn photos are near a window, in a favourite chair, on your bed, or in their nursery.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY?
If you have never heard of birth photography, your immediate thoughts might be of shock. But stay with me.
Birth photography has become increasingly popular over the years. It is documentary photography of your birth experience, inclusive of all types of birth. Birth photography takes the pressure off of your partner so they can be fully present for you instead of worrying about photos, it lets you relive important details, see the reactions and emotions of everyone in the room, and is the ultimate postpartum gift to yourself [it’s like getting your wedding photos back].
Read more about birth photography here.
WHEN TO BOOK MATERNITY, NEWBORN OR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY?
If you are considering maternity, newborn or birth photography, I recommend reaching out as soon as you can. Especially if you are considering birth photography since I can only accommodate a few clients per month.