Charlotte Newborn Baby Photographer | Baby C | Studio Session

In recent months, I’ve slowly moved away from in-home newborn sessions (although there are still some awesome ones coming up on the books!) to studio sessions. Now, I know you just thought of a 1990’s J.C. Penny’s studio in your head. You cannot help but picture it. Very dark, heavy, stiff. It’s very difficult to picture what a studio session with me looks like since we are all so conditioned to know that photography studios are suppose to look like that.

And truthfully, some still do! And they are great at that type of moody light studio photography. And while I know how to shoot those types of photography sessions, they aren’t really what I love for newborns.

To me, newborn photography needs to be light, happy, joyful, calm, and photographed in the best possible natural light around. Dreamy. Authentic. Real.

Just you and your baby, gently posed, in natural/organic ways. This is why I no longer do a lot of strict newborn posing (Google the froggy-pose!) Many times, babies just aren’t comfortable in those positions, and I would rather them (and you!) be 200% comfortable at all times.

Another positive of the studio sessions is they are perfect for newborn baby’s often yellow and red skin. The best way to achieve that pretty and true skin tone is to photograph them in filtered white light. It brings all the softness of their skin to the forefront.

Studio newborn photography is such a great way to pop-in for for baby’s first session, in a relaxed and comfy space where you can kick-back and enjoy a little peace in the midst of newborn craziness.

Baby C was recently in the studio for his first newborn session with me, and I was just in love with him from the beginning. So cuddly and so many role cheeks. Here are a few from his session that I loved.


Amanda McQuade is a fine-art newborn and family photographer serving the Charlotte, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Huntersville, Matthews, Indian Trail areas. She is available for travel through out North and South Carolina.

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