Newborn Photography

Winter Park Natural Light Newborn Portraits | Family of Four

Watching families grow from Maternity Portraits to Newborn to Family to Baby #2…#3…#4 is always a special treat! Had a wonderful time with this lovely family as they welcomed their 2nd daughter. Between trying on all her clothes her drawers :), big sis was very helpful and wanted lots of mommy and baby sister kisses. Can’t wait to watch these little girls’ personality blossom.

Have wonderful and blessed Saturday! ❤️

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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Sweet Smell of a Precious Little Newborn | Tampa Newborn Photographer

It was a complete honor when this Mom-to-be/Amazing Wedding Photographer asked me to capture their little bundle of joy! 

The fews day prior to their session, mom was not really sure on doing family portraits, and was just a bit nervous; on what to expect overall. If you are a mom yourself, you can totally relate...morning is night and night is morning...it's a never ending schedule of diapers and feedings...{don't worry future moms} it is so worth it and will change your life forever! Upon arriving at her home, it was a relaxing time setting up the mobile photography studio in little S's room. From the moment we placed him on the "cloud blanket" {as many of you have nicknamed it}, he was so peaceful and sleepy.

He was an absolute dream to photograph, with beautiful little smilies and INCREDIBLY long eyelashes. After maybe a bit of peer pressure I convinced mom to jump for a few photographs. He was pretty much done with us taking portraits of him; but we were able to snag a few! When he walks through the doors of kindergarten, you will be so thankful to have these precious memories. {I might need a tissue just thinking about how fast the time goes by!}

Being a newborn photographer is an indescribable job...getting to share the joy and love of a new baby; with families, every week is an amazing feeling.

To little S's mom and dad: cuddle him, love him, spoil him... As a good friend once told me: "the days are long, but the weeks are short...enjoy the moments"

Thank you again for trusting me to capture this special moment.

Erika Hopkins Photography | Published Celebrity Newborn Photographer | www.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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Precious little peanut-Orlando Newborn Photographer

Well it is hard to believe, but this was one of my first newborn sessions after having my daughter and wow was it different. I have always loved my little newborns I have photographed, but there was something different about this session...he melted my heart from start to finish.

Let's just say I have become a bit of a sap after having my daughter and have fallen even more in love with a being a newborn photographer; 10 fold!! Looking back on things I realize I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do; help others. Knowing how much our daughter's newborn photographs mean to me it is such an honor to know that I get to help my client's remember those tiny little toes and that button nose. 

I feel eternally blessed to have such wonderful clients, that trust me with these very special once in a lifetime memories. Please enjoy this precious little family!

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.

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