Welcoming a newborn into the family is a joyous occasion filled with love and excitement. As a Santa Barbara photographer specializing in newborn sessions, I understand the importance of capturing those precious moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. But before your little ones came along…was there a furry friend in your life? There is no reason to leave them out of the photoshoot!

How do we make this magic work?!

When planning a newborn photo session that includes siblings and pets, it's important to prioritize a relaxed environment and the right time of day. Newborns sessions always begin at 10 am when everyone has had time to get ready but the day is still young.

And now for the proud siblings!

Siblings play a significant role in the family dynamic, and joining them in newborn photo sessions can result in incredibly touching images. These are the magical photos that we cherish for a lifetime!

During my photoshoots I encourage siblings to express their love and affection naturally, capturing candid moments that reflect the genuine bond between them. This works by always being patient and flexible, as working with young children requires a relaxed and fun approach. Sometimes it can also be fun to include a game or activities that engage siblings, ensuring a seamless integration into the session.

Introducing Furry Friends…

For families with dogs or other pets, incorporating them into newborn photo sessions adds an extra layer of warmth and charm. Pets are often considered cherished members of the family, and their presence can bring a unique and endearing quality to the photos. I always make sure of the safety and comfort of both the newborn and the pet by introducing them gradually and allowing them to familiarize themselves with each other before the session.

Choosing the Right Moments…

As a photographer, capturing the right moments is essential in creating a story that resonates with the family.

My photography focuses on the small details – the gentle touch of a sibling's hand, the protective gaze of a pet, or the serene expression of the newborn. These candid and authentic moments will tell a beautiful narrative of the family's love and connection during this special time!

Why I love newborn photography with a furry friend …

Including siblings and furry friends in newborn photo sessions adds depth and authenticity to the images, creating a visual story that beautifully encapsulates the love within the family.

By fostering a comfortable environment, prioritizing safety, and capturing genuine moments, you can deliver a collection of photographs that will be cherished for generations to come.

As a photographer, it's a privilege to witness and capture the unique dynamics of each family, celebrating the joy that a new life brings! I would be honored to capture these moments for you and your family! Please reach out if you would like to lock in these special moments!