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Christmas Newborn Photos

Christmas is such an exciting time to have a newborn in the house. When Cristina reached out to me about shooting her sweet bundle of joy, I was over the moon. She purchased with perfect hat, the holly tree in her front yard was in berries (bloom?), and everything came together for the perfect Christmas newborn photos.

Christmas newborn photos with Santa hat.  Photo by Jalapeno Photography in the Washington, DC, area.

Newborn photos and wedding photos go through trends. For weddings, it’s film, light and airy, moody, posed, photo journalistic, editorial, etc. I like to implement a little bit of it all. Same with newborn trends.

Christmas newborn photos with Santa hat.  Photo by Jalapeno Photography in the Washington, DC, area.

Let’s stop for a second to chat about this stinking cute hat. I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of questions. I don’t know the exact maker, but here is a very similar hat.

Baby toes from Jalapeno Photography's newborn session.

In-home sessions are in vogue currently. I LOVE in-home sessions, but many photographers rely on them heavily because they are nervous around babies, don’t know how to pose them… there is a lot of fear. To pose babies, you have to know how to bend, wrap, and sooth them. Takes practice!

Newborn session by Jalapeno Photography in the Washington, DC, area with bear hat.
Close up of newborn ear.

I get it! I used to be nervous too. But practice, practice, practice. I’ve had three of my own in addition to the babies I shoot. So, I’ve had a lot of practice.

Newborn photography session by Jalapeno Photography.
Newborn photography session in the Washington DC area with Jalapeno Photography.  Black and white photo.

So, my style is to incorporate a little bit of both the posed and life-style sessions when shooting at the client’s home. We take some posed, and then some beautiful “real life” shots to round out a client’s gallery and album.

Brother sister photo from newborn photo session in Washington, DC.  Session by Jalapeno Photography.
Big sister photo from  lifestyle photo session with Jalapeno Photography in the Washington DC area.
In nursery photo from newborn photography session with Jalapeno Photography in the Washington DC area.
Mommy-son photo from newborn photography session by Jalapeno Photography in the Washington, DC, area.
Newborn photo from newborn photo session with Jalapeno Photography in the Washington, DC area.
Welcome to My Crib sign from in-home newborn session with Jalapeno Photography in the Washington, DC area.
In-home newborn photo session with Jalapeno Photography in the Washington DC area.
01 Weeks sign from the in-nursery newborn photo session with Jalapeno Photography.
Mother and son photo from Jalapeno Photography's in-home photo shoot in the Washington DC area.

So, that’s my style. I like to incorporate the perfectly posed and a little bit of the messier and even more perfect real life. Which is your favorite style? Do you like the posed, life-style, or a little mix of the both? These are some of my favorite Christmas newborn photos.

For more newborn sessions, see here. If you’re interested in scheduling your own maternity or newborn session, shoot me an email. I’d love to send you my magazine Nine Months all about planning for your session. Reach out here.

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