Henry's Newborn Session || Newport Beach Newborn Photographer

This sweet mama contacted me in a panic as the photographer she had used for her older girls told her she was booked up until sweet little Henry was 3 weeks old. I’ve had this happen 2-3 times where a new mama calls me frantic because another photographer flaked on them. I seriously don’t get it and I know these photographers are not being malicious but I am just so sensitive about it. The first 3-4 days home with a new baby are SO FREAKING HARD and I will do anything I can to make sure that I am making this mamas life easier during this time. I come to you, I bring you coffee, I take baby off your hands for a much needed break, shower, nap. The last thing in the world you should be worrying about those first few days is finding a new photographer. So just rest assured if you hire me for your newborn session I will be there, without a doubt.

Anyways rant over!

Little Henry has two beautiful older sisters who love on him like crazy! His oldest sister is such a little helper and loves him sooo much, she is going to be great for mama I’m sure. The middle daughter is just 2.5 years old and not so sure about Henry yet. She’ll warm up to him and before I see them for Henry’s sitter session, I bet she’ll love him so much. This beautiful family took the last spot I have open for The Collective and I’m so excited to watch this family evolve!

Because Henry’s session was last minute, we squeezed it in at 7:30am on a Saturday morning and I had a hard out by 9am for another session. A typical newborn session can be up to three hours but I knew we were going to make magic in a short time. Boy was I right! We finished Henry’s alone, sibling shots, family and extended family all in under an 80 minutes. 🙌🏼 I walked away with over 500 images taken and edited over 150. 😱 For reference, I normally shoot 200 for a newborn and deliver 40 edited. Talk about it being a dream session! Because I have so many, I’m breaking this session into two blog posts. Today’s will be just Henry’s newborn photos and then I’ll post a follow up with family and sibling shots.

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I have started offering newborn photos in color and black and white, what do you think? Love it or hate it?

Newport Beach Newborn Photographer


Poppy Lea Photography is a motherhood photographer in Orange County who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood sessions and family photography in the Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.

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I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!

XO- Laurel