My style has changed quite a bit over the 7 years I’ve been photographing little people. I new my training in fine art photography wouldn’t tolerate the very modern newborn photography trend of babies in baskets with lots of props. If you have a social media account or eyeballs, you know what I’m talking about.
But I tried to shoehorn myself into this style of baby photography at the beginning. I really tried. And three years after opening my business, I was just over it. The more I held the little lives my clients entrusted me with documenting and the more I thought of what I want for these little clients years from now, the more I pulled away from everything I was doing in newborn photography.
It is that old adage: Less is More. And that holds true for so much in life, right? Fashion, design, art… everything down to the lines in your furniture or the fixtures in your home. Style is great, but adding style to a baby’s photographs just for the sake of style and art seems to miss the point all together:
The baby is the art.
We are fearfully and wonderfully formed. From the lines already in place on our hands, to eyelashes, and fingernails. A great God formed us together in our mothers. And that is a powerful thing.
All this to say, the light beauty of a baby and her parents uncluttered by even furniture is a thing to be admired.
These are some of my favorite images from babyHadley’s session, shot in the natural-light NoDa studio.