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March 3, 2024

Capturing Family Photos During Newborn Portraits

As an Oklahoma City newborn photographer with over 8 years behind the lens, I have had the privilege of capturing countless precious moments for families over the years through the art of family photos. One aspect of my work is being able to witness and document the love and connection that families share. In particular, newborn sessions provide an opportunity to capture the beauty of new life but also portray the connections of the siblings within the family.

Family photos during a baby girl's newborn photo session

The Importance of Family Photos

I always encourage families to include siblings in the newborn photos. The bond between siblings is incredibly special, and incorporating them into the session allows for the creation of timeless images that will be cherished forever. These photos not only serve as a beautiful memento of the newborn stage but also help strengthen the sibling bond by celebrating the arrival of the new baby. It’s a big change to welcome a baby, so including your older children into the session helps them feel included and special!

Capturing Genuine Moments during family photos

During a session, my aim is to capture genuine moments that showcase the love within the family. When siblings are present, I make sure to create an inclusive atmosphere where they can engage with their new baby. These interactions often lead to candid photographs that encapsulate the joy and tenderness of new sibling connections. By encouraging natural interactions, I freeze these precious moments in time; creating lasting memories for the family. The result is a collection of stunning portraits that reflect the authentic happiness shared among family members.

Preserving Memories for the Future

Professional newborn portraits are meticulously crafted to capture the innocence and beauty of your baby. The attention to detail and the use of high quality equipment ensure that every feature is perfectly preserved. By displaying these portraits on your walls, you are able to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that went into creating these images. It’s like having a gallery in your own home, showcasing the love and joy that your little one brings into your life.

Moreover, displaying newborn portraits on your walls allows you to share these precious moments with friends and family who visit. Instead of having to search through files on a computer, visitors can immediately visualize the beauty of your baby’s portraits. It creates a warm, inviting atmosphere; filled with love and memories. Additionally, displaying newborn portraits on your walls ensures they are safe and protected. Hard drives all fail eventually, causing you to lose these memories forever.

Creating a Relaxed and Enjoyable Experience

Welcoming a new baby can be a whirlwind of emotions and adjustments. Therefore, I strive to make the portrait session as relaxed and enjoyable as possible for the entire family. By fostering a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, I’m able to capture genuine expressions and emotions.

Not sure what to wear to your session? No worries – I’ve got you! We will discuss details of your wardrobe at your design consultation. In the meantime, check out our Session Style Guide for inspiration!

In the end, your newborn portrait session extends beyond capturing images of a new baby. It’s about celebrating love, connections, and memories that define a family. By including siblings we not only document the early days with a newborn but also create a beautiful narrative of family bonds that will be cherished for generations. I am honored to be included in these moments and look forward to capturing the unique story of your family.


If you or someone you know are expecting a new member of your family in the coming months, Photos by Ashleigh would be honored to tell your story.

Photos by Ashleigh is a high end, boutique newborn photographer with a studio located in the heart of Moore, Oklahoma. Photos by Ashleigh proudly serves clients from the Moore, Norman, Newcastle, Tuttle, Yukon, Mustang, Piedmont, Edmond, The Village, OKC and surrounding areas.

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  1. My heart melts seeing all these precious little ones with their families! Newborn photos are just darling, but adding mom, dad, and siblings into the session makes it even more special. Beautiful work, Ashleigh!

  2. Jody says:

    These newborn photos are adorable but add those siblings and families and you have the perfect trifecta of memories. You can feel the love radiating from all the photos. Stunning work as usual!

  3. Susan says:

    It is so important to capture those precious baby days with professional newborn photos!

  4. Brandi says:

    My absolute favorite images from newborn sessions are always the ones with the siblings, especially when those siblings are toddlers! You just never know what magic (or ornerinesses) you are going to capture!

    • There certainly is a bit of orneriness! But honestly – those are usually some of my favorites! You can tell the older sibling is going to teach baby all of their ornery tricks!

  5. Jeanine Offer Krupp says:

    I love these captures of growing families! Capturing family photos during newborn portraits are so worth the effort on your part and on the part of the family. Great job!

  6. Jodi Major says:

    Such a perfect time to capture family photos when you have a newborn portrait session. Get the whole family together to celebrate the new addition to the family!

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