Carter Newborn Photos

Newborn baby boy photography session in Burnsville Minnesota with mini teddy bear

Oh my goodness, what a cutie pie! I had the opportunity to take photos of little Carter this week. Talk about a future heartbreaker! He was so calm during the newborn photo session, it made my job super easy.

Rustic newborn baby boy photography session with wicker basket in Burnsville Minnesota

The parents wanted a bit of a "rustic" look, so I was able to break out my wicker baskets and wood floor backdrops to try to capture that look.

I also had a chance to use the custom wooden airplane prop I had built by an Amish man I know back in my hometown. This little pilot is just so cute! I was very impressed that he was ok on the wood but I am so glad that he did because the photos turned out fantastic.

We were worried that the wood was too shiny and might give off a blue glare, but instead it showed Carter's reflection, which I thought was fantastic.

Newborn baby boy photography session with wooden airplane in Burnsville Minnesota

Toward the end of the photo session, we got to be a little dramatic with the lighting and do some cool low-key shots. I've had many parents ask me how I got this shot. I'll let you in on a little secret... Beanbag! The baby wasn't even in the air, I just had the parents lift the fabric on both sides to give the appearance of being suspended mid-air, but in fact, he was perfectly safe and content.

I think my favorite thing about this photo is the softness on his back and bottom, almost as if he is fading away to a far away land full of sweet dreams (and probably milk).

Affordable Newborn Photography Sessions Burnsville MN

I love black and white photography, and low-key lighting helps make photos look truly unique. Even mom and dad got in for some photos! They were comforting him because he started to fuss a little bit so I quick took the opportunity to take a photo of this beautiful parenting moment.

Isn't is amazing how a man and a woman can know so well what to do once they actually have the baby in their arms? Yes, it may take a little practice but once you get to know your baby a little bit, you figure out what your baby likes, how they like it and when they need you most. It's a beautiful thing to witness and a privilege to capture.

Black and white parents posing with newborn baby photography session

At the end of the day, this session was a blast! The parents were so kind and you could tell that they loved each other and their son so much. I am very happy to have met them and sweet baby Carter.