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Newport News, Virginia Newborn Photographer Lifestyle Branding Photography | LaDawn Hodges Photography


For this newborn photographer, we did a behind the scenes branding session at her studio, The Studio At City Center, located in Newport News, Virginia. She had plenty of headshot images of herself with and without her camera. She really needed images of her in action during a newborn session.

Our goal for her session was to create images that demonstrated her professionalism and her gentleness as she was working. In order to show these aspects, we captured her swaddling, and carefully placing this precious newborn baby as she worked to create imagery.

When her tiny client arrived, the photographer got started. She gently cradled her and began softly speaking to her. Next, she turned on a “hush” device that rhythmically whispered “shhhh”. She carefully swaddled and wrapped the baby girl in the wrap she would photograph her in as the baby slept. We captured this process, showing her gentleness and professionalism.

After swaddling and wrapping her, she delicately placed her on the beautiful boho styled wicker chair. We carefully worked around her as she seemingly effortlessly kept the baby asleep as she placed her on the forms that kept the newborn safely in position as the photographer prepared to create her imagery.