Black and White Newborn Photography

Newborn Photographer Orlando | Fine Art Beauty

Happy Monday! I can't think of a better way to start the week then celebrating the birth of an adorable little man!! During our time together at the studio, he had an incredible collection of faces. Typically, newborn sessions are captured while the new baby is sleeping, but this little guy had a lot of personality and was ready to pose for the camera. Check out the series of faces he gave us! Would love to know what he was thinking!!

What do you prefer? Sleepy baby or a bit of personality captured within the first week of life? Check back later in the week for a beautiful camping cake smash 1st birthday session.

Have a great start to your week!

XOXO

Erika

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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Newborn Photographer Orlando | Going to the park to see what we can see

Every newborn session is a new challenge to push myself a little bit further…pushing the envelope technically but also creatively. This session was very fun and spontaneous, after capturing the "studio" newborn portraits mom asked if we could go outside for a few. {Love when parents want to make their session unique and personal}

Sometimes I forgot how lucky we are in Central Florida, with perfect weather 90% of the time! So we headed outside for a unique twist on newborn family portraits.

New moms: What do you think? If this is your style, I have a few additional great ideas for outdoor newborn session!

Photographer Community: Would love to know what you think. Is this something you would be willing to try or does it push the envelope too much? 

Are you having a baby? We would love to speak to you about our natural light newborn sessions in Central Florida. All newborn sessions will take place in the comfort of your home between 4-8 days old. Please "get in touch" with us or e-mail Erika directly at erika@erikahopkinsphotography.com

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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A Girl and Her Cameras | Orlando Newborn Photographer

From the moment I stepped into their home, I knew we were a perfect fit for each other: large black and white photographs and antique keyholes...ummm yes please! I was blessed to have the opportunity to photograph this family from the beginning; with the welcoming of their first child. My. oh my, what a session that was; lots of eating, a few portraits, and lots more eating, but in the end, it was a success!

Don't really use facebook too much these days, but one of the best parts is getting to see exciting things happening with our families. When I saw this mamma was expecting again, I couldn't have been happier. It's such a treat when we are trusted to document special moments not once, but twice! This time around we had a few plans that included matching some photographs from their son's portraits, but also a few special ones for little Miss G! 

While writing this, I took a few minutes to review her session and it gave me chills. Sometimes we as photographers, get caught up in the lighting and/or the pose, but really it is is the magic of capturing love. The final portrait is by far my favorite, you can see the love in her heart for her babies, and the love he has for his little sister. 

This is definitely my narrative; my dream was always to "help people" somehow. I am proud to say I am doing exactly what I have always wanted to do. Twenty-five, fifty, one-hundred years from now, I will have helped people to remember the love within their family.

G Family: Thank you for trusting us with your precious memories, it means more than you know!

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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Introducing the next little FL Gator {Lake Mary Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

Happy Friday! In honor of the rivalry football game this weekend (UF vs. UGA) we have a very special blog, about a brand new little Gator. This couple was such a blast, especially since they wanted to really personalize their sessions! During the maternity session, dad brought out his bicycle to incorporate into his session!! How cool is that?!?! Which of course sparked an idea for the newborn session {Check out the little Gator inside Daddy's Bike below}. While driving to their session the weather was a bit questionable but as the sun began to set the sun was just yummy. I caught myself shooting in one place for way too long because the lighting was pure magic and addicting, all at the same time. The same problem happened at the newborn session, once we placed him inside the bike basket. It brought overwhelming emotion to know this awesome family would have truly personalized art with their baby incorporated into their favorite thing. I can just see it now, the precious little boy will be riding the trails with his mommy and daddy, in just a few years!

Thank you for allowing us to capture these life changing moments in your family's life.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a safe and great holiday weekend! 

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

Ready for your family's close-up? Click Here to Receive your Complimentary Gift!