To edit or not to OVER edit … | Hagerstown/Chambersburg/Frederick newborn photographer

Newborn in natural pose

Newborn in natural pose

We are happy to announce that we are expecting our third baby!  As I reflect upon what I would like to remember most about my own newborn upon their arrival, I can’t help but wonder if other parents wish for the same memories?

We are surrounded by images that are photoshopped beyond “perfection” – or are they?  How do you want your babies skin to appear?  Perfectly smooth with no sign of those precious details of the first blissful weeks – a few flakes of skin, birthmarks, the tiny milia that cover the nose, the tiny hairs covering their skin, or even those dark belly buttons before they completely heal.  These are the details I want to remember; not an over processed image where my baby is plastic like in appearance.

I recently received a catalog “Bounce” that seems to also reject the notion of our obsession with perfection in our images.  According to the publication, “It is the knowledge that real beauty is the sum of all our perfect imperfections…..it is a commitment to the fact that real is a kind of beauty that never goes out of style.”  I couldn’t have said this better myself.

I recall not long ago, I had a customer in the studio with a newborn with a prominent birthmark on their face.  I had asked the family if they wished for the birthmark to be removed in post processing which they did request.  Upon completion of editing the images, the mom viewed the gallery and burst into tears.  This is not uncommon; however, this time they were not happy tears.  She said – this is not my baby!!!  We started from scratch with those images and this time the birthmark remained and was a testament to the true beauty of their baby girl and the second time there were tears of joy as she viewed her gallery.

Before you schedule a newborn session, think about what is truly important to you?  Sure props and composite images are popular now but will they last the test of time!  My greatest joy as a photographer is when a client requests just “pure baby” – on some organic, neutral colors in their natural state.  Do I offer the composites and photoshopping – yes, I just ask that clients ponder that babies are not dolls or props – they are little human beings that are more beautiful in their own delicate presentation – without any editing necessary!

Posted in baby pictures, baby safety, editing, Hagerstown newborn photography, newborn baby, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns, Professional Photography Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newborn mini session video | Hagerstown, Chambersburg newborn photography

There is nothing more special than documenting a newborn's first few days.  Here is a video showing a typical mini newborn baby session in the studio.  Call to reserve your session today!  717.597.0952 or email Nicole@snipsandsnailsphotography.com  Now scheduling through December 2014!

Posted in Hagerstown newborn photography, newborn baby, newborn mini session, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beautiful 7 days new baby girl {Hagerstown newborn photographer}

There is no better feeling than snuggling and photographing a content, beautiful 7 day old baby girl. Baby “E” came for her photo session at my studio and she was an absolute joy! It was fun to catch up with her family as I had captured her baby sister on a few years earlier! She even gave me a big happy smile towards the end of her photo session. Here are some favorite photos from our time together!beautiful 7 day old baby girl - hagerstown newborn baby photographer (7 of 7) beautiful 7 day old baby girl - hagerstown newborn baby photographer (6 of 7) beautiful 7 day old baby girl - hagerstown newborn baby photographer (5 of 7) beautiful 7 day old baby girl - hagerstown newborn baby photographer (3 of 7) beautiful 7 day old baby girl - hagerstown newborn baby photographer (2 of 7) beautiful 7 day old baby girl (Hagerstown newborn photographer) beautiful 7 day old baby girl - hagerstown newborn baby photographer (4 of 7)

 

 

 

Posted in Hagerstown newborn photography, newborn baby, newborn mini session, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newborn Baby “A” {Hagerstown/Frederick newborn photography}

hagerstown baby photographer (8 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (9 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (7 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (6 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (5 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (4 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (3 of 9) web vintage newborns photography hagerstown baby photographer (1 of 9) hagerstown baby photographer (2 of 9)There is no better feeling than snuggling with a newborn baby :)  Love that I get to do this almost everyday and this baby girl couldn’t have been sweeter!  But she sure didn’t want to miss anything and kept those peepers open until the very end!

 

Posted in Hagerstown newborn photography, newborn baby, newborn mini session, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baby “R” {Hagerstown/Chambersburg newborn photography}

This gallery contains 27 photos.

This newborn baby girl was a bit older than the 2 weeks I usually photograph newborns but she was so easy and cute as can be!  Love her cute smiles!  Here are some of my favorites!  

More Galleries | Leave a comment

And this makes newborn baby girl no. 2 for this Hagerstown family | Hagerstown newborn photographer

hagerstown newborn photography web best hagerstown newborn photographer web chambersburg newborn photographer web frederick newborn photographer web hagerstown maryland newborns web hagerstown newborn baby web hagerstown newborn photographer web hagerstown newborn photography web hagerstown newborn photos web hagerstown photographer web newborn baby web smile web vintage newborns photographyI am always happy to welcome previous clients back to the studio with the birth of their second, third + child!  This baby girl was one of the easiest babies to photograph!  Her skin was perfect, she is beautiful and didn’t make a peep!  Congratulations to this wonderful family and big sister too!

 

Posted in baby pictures, newborn baby, newborn mini session, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baby I | Frederick newborn photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable baby boy and his older sister in the studio last week.  Both were so well behaved for the session and are such a blessing.  I especially love the afghan mom brought that was made by the babies grandmother – always special to incorporate something that is an heirloom in a session.  And look at that bowtie outfit – so cute!!! Congratulations!

web blue web cap web chambersburg newborn photos web dad web frederick newborn photos web hagerstown baby photos web hagerstown baby web hagerstown child photographer web hagerstown newborn baby

Posted in baby pictures, Child photography, children, newborn baby, newborn mini session, Newborns, The Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brothers and best buddies | DC newborn baby photographer

It was so nice welcoming this family from DC back to the studio for newborn portraits with baby boy number 2!  And, what eye contact he gave me!  Congratulations on another amazingly adorable baby boy!

web chambersburg newborn

Hagerstown newborn baby WEB hagerstown newborns hagerstown child photographer web hagerstown baby web hagerstown baby photographer web frederick baby photographer web dc newborn photographer

 

Posted in baby pictures, Child photography, children, newborn baby, newborn mini session, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns, The Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A new baby brother | Hagerstown newborn baby

It is always such a nice compliment when families come back to see me with their 2nd (or 3rd, 4th, 5th etc) child!  Mom and Dad will have their hands full with two boys, especially if the new baby is as handsome and ornery as his older brother :)  Congratulations!  x0x0

web chambersburg newborn photographer web chambersburg pa baby photo web hagerstown baby photographer web hagerstown newborn photographer web hagerstown newborn photos web hagerstown newborn storks nest web newborn and teddy bear web newborn head up web siblings with dad web wv newborn photographer

Posted in baby pictures, children, newborn baby, Newborn Photo Props, Newborns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

6 months | PA baby photographer

I am loving all the 6 month olds coming into the studio lately!   Remember this baby boy?

web hagerstown child photographer

They grow so fast!  So fun working with this cutie and his wonderful family!  Some of my favorites from his 6 month mini session!

web chambersburg baby photographer web hagerstown baby photographer web hagerstown lifestyle photography web md baby photographer web md lifestyle baby photographer web pa baby photographer web waynesboro baby photographerweb best hagerstown photographer

Posted in 6 months, baby pictures, Child photography, children, Monthly mini sessions, The Studio, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments