Baby Aubrey came to us for her newborn portrait session at 21 days old, after being born prematurely at Medical City Arlington. Normally, we prefer to see newborns between 6 and 9 days old, but Aubrey was a special case and couldn’t quite make it here so soon. Shana Woods has created a new product line at Ivey Photography called “The Blissful Baby”. Her style is modern and artistic, but grounded in sound fundamental posing and lighting. She uses a variety of props, poses and set designs throughout each session, offering parents a variety of images to choose from. During a brief consultation with Aubrey’s mom and dad, they expressed interest in a classic photo in black and white, holding little Aubrey together. After that short sequence of shots, mom and dad took a break in our theater and watched a film while Shana worked with Aubrey. The results are beautiful, and two of Shana’s custom art pieces went home to decorate the walls of Aubrey’s nursery, the larger of which was a gorgeous framed 20×30 piece.
Baby Nate came to see us at 5 days old. Since the newborn portrait is one of the most important photographs in your life, Nate’s mom chose Shana Woods here at Ivey Photography as her newborn portrait artist. See, Nate’s mom could have done the job herself, since SHE is also a professional baby portrait photographer. She owns a studio in Denton, and has YEARS of experience photographing newborn babies. But, she knows that Nate is more likely to have a better session if someone else does it and she isn’t in the room. See, babies can smell their mommies and it makes them restless and not sleep as soundly during the session. We work in the style of photography that keeps the baby asleep so we can manipulate for the perfect pose and style. We were honored to have Nate in our studio, and having his mommy select us, out of ALL of the photographers she knows, was a great honor. We hope we did her proud. Here are some of the images.