Newborn Photography Safety
Newborn safety, it’s our absolute number one priority in any newborn photo session and we won’t do anything the parent isn’t comfortable with.
When hiring a newborn photographer, it’s important that your preferred photographer is trained not just in how to use a camera, but in how to ensure baby is kept happy, comfortable, and safe throughout the session. The means relying on natural light or soft flashes when photographing a baby, posing babies in a way that’s safe and comfortable while also beautiful, and utilizing post-processing techniques—such as composite imagery, eliminating jaundice, and even smoothing out things like scratches and blotchy skin that are very common with newborns. The bottom line is that there are things that a professional newborn photographer will know how to do well that novice photographers simply don’t know about. You’ll often find that newborn images are more expensive than other types, but that cost is a reflection of this key knowledge and attention to detail.
Safety Education completed by me:
APNPI Safety Education training course.
Kelly Brown Newborn Photography safety training.
APNPI Safety Checklist
2023 Mother's Day minis
This is your chance to exist in beautiful photos with your children. I want to offer you a chance to capture intimate, genuine moments with your kids in a modern studio setting. The focus will be on the love between you and your kids.
April 29th. 2023
ZAMMPHOTOGRAPHY Photo Studio
Santa Clarita, CA
20 Minute Session
7 retouched high-resolution digital files. Option to purchase additional Images.
Suitable for maternity and babies over 4 months.
You can bring along your own mom and have a beautiful generation portrait!
Q: Can grandmas be in the photos?
A: Yes! Grandmas are moms, too! These mini sessions would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for her.
Q: What about dads? Can they be in the photos?
A: Yes, they can.
Q: I’m pregnant and just want a few maternity photos. Can I do that with a Mother’s Day session?
A: Yes you can! This is a perfect opportunity for capturing this amazing time in your life. Baby bumps are welcome!
Q: What should we wear?
A: The simple, neutral setting of the studio will be our backdrop. Neutrals and pastels such as white, grey, tan, ivory, oatmeal, soft blues, and pinks go particularly well. You can never go wrong with clothing styles that are simple and classic.
Q: How will my final images be selected?
A: I will send you a link to your private gallery, giving you the opportunity to choose the photos that you want to keep. I will then retouch and send those chosen photos to you in the form of digital files.
Cormic's First Birthday & Cake Smash Photo Session in Santa Clarita, CA zammphotography photo studio
Did you know that your newborn's face changes within the first week of being born? Even their eye or hair color can change within a few months after birth!
Within a year, a newborn goes through so many changes that, without the help of photographs, you'd have a hard time remembering all those little quirks your babe had along the way. From changing faces and bodies to all those adorable expressions or movements, they all seem to go away in a moment.
It is true about what people say -- they grow up so fast! That's why it's so important to capture all those little changes as they happen over time.
While I urge you -- no, beg you! -- to take as many photographs of your darling cherub as you can, also consider having professional milestone photographs taken.
With my milestone package, I'll make sure you have a series of exquisite, meaningful pictures of your newborn at various stages in his or her very early life. The package includes four different sessions, including a 3-month, 6-month, 9-month, and 1-year photo shoot.
Time marches on either way. Document things now so you can continue to coo over your little one later.
I’m a mom to a boy with a passion for capturing life’s most treasured moments. I learned while watching my own child grow up that time is short. Days pass quickly, and months pass us even faster. My mission is to capture all of these sweet milestones so that you can cherish them for years to come. I can’t wait to capture these memories in your babies first big year!
Don’t just stop at newborn photography! The first year of your baby’s life changes in a blink of an eye. The sweet baby coos will form into small words, and them sleeping throughout the day will soon turn into them crawling around your house. You see them each day but may not notice the subtle changes to your baby’s appearance and achievements.
Why You Should Book A Maternity Session:
Nine months go by so fast, trust me. I know this from my own experience. Let me convince you why you need this session done.
You will want to look back on yourself carrying your blessing. Your body is so strong and accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.
Your children will ask to see these photographs of your pregnancy with them. When you show them,
watch the sweet expressions come across their faces.
Spoil yourself. You look wonderful. Have your hair and makeup done and feel how beautiful being pregnant really is. Your body is telling a story, and you should capture it.
You might be on the fence about booking a session. It might be the last thing on your mind right now with preparing for a big arrival. I get it, I really do. You will want to remember this beautiful time in your life.
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?
The best time to photograph newborn babies is when they are under two weeks of age, after two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date, I will then make a tentative booking and when you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby you can contact me to arrange a suitable time and day for your session.
I forgot to schedule a newborn session is it too late?
It is never too late to have your baby photographed. It is important to manage expectations of a session. Curly sleepy newborn photos are never guaranteed but usually achieved with babies under 2 weeks. A 6- week baby may sleep during a session and have awake time, but may not be able to curl into womb positions or want to be wrapped. I do believe that generally babies can be successfully photographed at any age.
HOW YOU PLAN YOUR CAKE SMASH SESSION
Scheduling: If you’d like to use your portraits to display at baby’s birthday party I recommend having your session take place when baby is 11 months old. This will give you time to make prints and order any products that you’d like to display.
Avoid getting a chocolate cake. I also suggest avoiding cakes with a lot of red icing. My clients usually order cakes form @justbaked_la.
Be prepared to participate! Some babies don’t quite get the hang of the smash right away so you may need to get your hands into the cake to help them get started.
This is going to be messy. Please bring an extra outfit for baby and possibly one for yourself!
Holiday Mini Sessions offered only once a year around the holiday seasons. I look forward to this every year because I get to see all my recurring clients while meeting lots of new beautiful families. Holiday Mini Sessions are perfect to update your family images and for your family’s holiday cards. I offer a variety of stunning holiday card options to all my clients for purchase in their online galleries.
Fall is my favorite season because I can see and photograph my favorite people two months straight. It is such a joy!
I am sharing same of the images form one of the 2022 holiday mini session.
Some of my favorite photos from baby Carsten's newborn session. Her parents brought her to my Santa Clarita photo studio from Lancaster.
My newborn sessions are held in my studio in Santa Clarita, CA or in the comfort of your home. If the weather is warm enough and you are comfortable with the idea, we can take the session outdoors.
Lucia's Studio Newborn Session in Santa Clarita, CA / Newborn Photo Studio in Santa Clarita, CA
Lucia traveled from Orange County to my Santa Clarita studio for her newborn photo session. Her mom booked Lucia's session two months before due date.
When you book your newborn session in advice you know you will get to have your session in the ideal time frame (7-14 days old) and not have to settle with your second or third choice photographer because I don't have space left in my schedule. Time moves so fast once your baby arrives.
Shiloh in-home newborn photo session in Beverly Hills, CA / Santa Clarita Newborn Photographer
I love photographing this beautiful family! We've done many sessions together and it is an incredible honor to be trusted like this.
Lucy's Newborn Photo Session in Beverly Hills, CA by Santa Clarita Newborn Photographer
The best investment that you can do is doing a portrait session with the people you love. It an investment of which worth will only grow with time. As your babies grow and when it will be time to say goodbye, your family portraits will become the most valuable thing you own.
Miriam's Maternity Photo Session in Beverly Hills, CA - Santa Clarita Maternity Photographer
Miriam wanted natural and relaxing photos for her maternity session. We were able to achieve this. I also love that these photos are so light and airy.
Jasiah's Newborn Photo Session in Santa Clarita, CA / Santa Clarita Newborn Photographer
Fist Birthday and Family Photo Session in Beverly Hills, CA / Los Angeles Family Photographer
It was great seeing this family again. I photographed baby Halo's newborn session in the comfort of her home. This time for her first birthday and cake smash session parents chose a beautiful cactus garden in Beverly Hills, CA.
Freya's Newborn Photo Session in Los Angeles, CA / Los Angeles Newborn Photographer
Callen's First Birthday and Cake Smash Photo Session in Santa Clarita, CA. / Santa Clarita Baby Photographer
There is no better way to celebrate your baby's first birthday than with custom cake smash pictures. These sessions provide parents with a keepsake of their baby's first taste of cake. And they are so much fun!
Benny's First Birthday and Cake Smash Photo Session in Santa Clarita, CA / Santa Clarita Baby Photographer
2022 Spring Family Session in Beverly Hills / Santa Clarita Family Photographer