Whew! It has been forever since I blogged a newborn session, but it is time to get back to it! There’s no better way to get back into it, than to kick it off with a gorgeous newborn session full of florals! You’ve seen a floral ring from me before, but this was *extra* fun because we reused the florals for a second set up! Wouldn’t it be so fun if all of my newborn photography sessions included some type of greenery or florals? Maybe that’s a thought for another day! 😉 Anyway, lets chat about how to use florals in your newborn session!
How to Get Started Using Florals in a Newborn Session
Meet Annie! Annie’s mama saw another of my floral rings and asked if we could repeat the process for her. Annie is clearly the star of the show, but the flowers are just such a wonderful touch of elegance!
ONE- Hire your favorite florist to help
I always recommend hiring a florist to create this for us, because they are the best person for the job! This time, Haute Poppies floral came out to the studio to create this gorgeous set up for us! It turned out absolutely stunning, was perfect for this sweet baby girl! I also recommend TR Floral because we do some many things together! However, plan ahead for this! The florist you choose will need time to order florals and have them ready for us!
TWO- Lay something in the middle for size reference
Now this one always fails me, but one of these days, I will remember to bring one of Bree’s many baby dolls to the studio with me! I typically use whatever I can find that is approximately the size of a baby. I just want something that will allow plenty of room for the baby to lay in the florals with a little bit of white space to spare. I also try to push the middle down a bit so that when I lay the baby down her head and body will lay comfortably.
THREE- Think *FULL*
I love my floral rings to be full with multiple layered blooms! There is absolutely a time for thinner floral styles, but generally speaking, I love to have lots of blooms.
FOUR- Swaddle your babe & lay her down
When your florals are ready, swaddle that baby and lay her in the middle of your ring!
FIVE- Work your angles
I love to photograph my babies in different angles on the floral ring, add mom and dad, siblings, etc. The opportunities here are endless, but truly will create the magic in your diverse gallery!
SIX- Reuse the flowers for a quick second set up!
Since the flowers in the ring are loose, you can totally move them quickly to a second set up. For this session, with a little help from Grandma, we were able to move the florals to my Olli Ella changing basket. We did this with my plain white swaddle and Annie’s monogrammed Beaufort Bonnet co bow swaddle. I just adored the bow swaddle with these flowers!
Aimee Hamilton specializes in maternity and newborn photography. AHP serves all areas of Dallas, but especially the northern areas of Prosper, Celina, Frisco, Gunter, and McKinney. Aimee calls the Celina and Prosper area home and loves being part of the local community! If you are interested in booking your own newborn or maternity session, feel free to reach out, here!