This mama-to-be was simply gorgeous!! After meeting and going through our consultation process I knew this pregnancy session was going to be incredible... and I was not wrong. This mama absolutely rocked her studio maternity session! Her hubby races cars and works for Watkins Glen International so I thought it was so special that they wanted to include his racing helmet into their photo session! As we go through and start talking about the session details, I love getting to know my clients and what their interests and hobbies are... because all of that knowledge helps us plan and style your photoshoot. These details help customize and personalize your session. We talk through colors too! Our portrait experience truly is full-service. You don't have to go at it alone. We are here to help you all along the way.
There are some things in life that deserve to be invested in. Professional photography is one of them. But why should you invest in a professional newborn photographer when your sister's friend's daughter has a camera and offered to do it for free?
The reason is simple. --> You will never get these moments back. These are precious, once-in-a-lifetime moments. Your newborn will only fit in your hands for a short while. Babies grow and change SO much in the first year of life. We believe it's bets to document these moments the right way. Avoid the feelings of regret... the "I wish" mentality.
Newborn photographers seem to be everywhere. So what is important is that you find a professional you "click" with. They will be handling your brand new babe after all. How long have they been in business? Have they had hands on training? Are they trained in baby safety? These are important things to consider.
But next, why should you hire a professional newborn photographer? The artwork! There is a level of skill and talent that only a professional can offer. Having a quick phone shot of your baby is wonderful... but having beautifully finished pieces of artwork is the best feeling! So much time and effort goes into the making of each image. We truly care about our work and the finished product you receive. This is a brief sample of a typical newborn photoshoot before/after. What a transformation!
Straight Out Of Camera After Final Edits
Want to know what it's like during one of our studio newborn photoshoots? Easy! It's relaxing. We understand the toll a new baby can put on you and your family. At our newborn photography studio, our goal is to make your time with us as easy-going and stress-free as possible. We take care of everything. Every newborn session is baby-led. That means, we go with the flow and follow baby's cues. If you arrive and baby is super sleepy, we will jump right in and get to work. On the other hand, if baby is wide awake or a bit unsettled we will go slow, and allow your baby time to wind down. We never rush baby, and we never force baby into any poses. We have over 9 years experience, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this special time! <3 It all goes by so fast.
Although the majority of our sessions consist of maternity and newborn, we also offer one-of-a-kind children's portraits. Our wardrobe collection is ever growing and we have a beautiful selection of high end children's dresses that is complimentary to all of our clients! Kids grow up so very fast. We love being able to photograph them at all ages to help "freeze" these moments. Whether you are looking for something more fine art and elegant, or something a little more whimsical... our Elmira, NY portrait studio has you covered.
These children's sessions can take a little extra planning, so it is always best to plan ahead and book in advance. Our monthly sessions are limited to offer our current clients the very best! If you're looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind photography experience visit our contact page and reach out to us. We look forward to planning your child's portrait session soon.
Baby "B" was one of the sleepiest newborns I have had in the studio is several months! Every baby is different, and they always sleep some... but this little guy hardly made a peep the entire time he was here. I loved being able to design his setups and create a really cohesive look. We used lots of beautiful blue tones for his newborn session. And this little bunny bonnet was just the cutest thing there is! This sweet babe was the perfect little model <3 He was so sleepy we were even able to test out a couple new props for the studio... And I absolutely love the outcome. I know our moon bowl prop is going to quickly become a studio favorite!
Each maternity session with Little Luna Photography is unique. But what does a maternity session actually look like? Two words: Total Pampering.
The journey into motherhood can sometimes feel less than glamorous. Our bodies go through tremendous change and in the midst of it we can almost lose ourselves. At Little Luna Photography we are here to remind you how amazing you are. Whether you are feeling that "pregnancy glow" or not, you are a powerhouse, mama!
Our maternity sessions are a time for YOU. Although we love when your partners are included, this is a time to focus on you and the beauty of pregnancy.
Having professional maternity portraits done does not have to be overwhelming or intimidating. We provide all of the maternity gowns, backdrops, and we help with all of the posing too! So many mamas come into our studio claiming they feel silly or are awkward in front of the camera... but all they need is a little guidance and they walk out at the end feeling like royalty!
This sweet tiny babe was in our Elmira Studio recently... and oh my goodness was she just the cutest newborn there ever was! Miss "I" was such a little doll baby for her newborn photo session. With Valentines Day nearby I couldn't resist putting her in one of our specialty newborn outfits. The red newborn dress was just perfect. We have so many newborn props and outfits in the studio there is never a need to bring anything! In your session consultation we go through color preferences and then we will set aside a small collection of newborn outfits to use during your newborn baby photoshoot! Just consider us your personal stylist for the day <3
In our Elmira, NY Photography Studio we are so excited to offer our portrait clients access to one of a kind maternity dresses for their photography session. Each maternity session is carefully planned and styled. A consultation is an added bonus and is complimentary with each session. We will walk you through our portrait experience and talk through all of the fun panning details for your maternity session. We currently have over 50 different maternity dresses in our client wardrobe. These maternity dresses have been carefully chosen to offer only the best. They are available in a wide array of colors, styles, and sizes. There is something for each and every expecting momma. No need to search for the perfect maternity gown, only to wear it once... let us take care of your wardrobe so you can just enjoy the experience.
This sweet newborn came from painted post the morning of his newborn session. While planning his photoshoot, I was talking with his mama about color schemes and some of her home decor, etc. She said she loved more vibrant tones and had a lot of plants around her home. I think these are going to look beautiful displayed in her home! What a flawless fit <3
Part of the newborn photography experience is getting to talk through your preferences... figuring out your likes(and dislikes), and then we take all of that into consideration and plan your session. We choose the outfits, colors, and props in a way that we believe will work best in your home and with your aesthetic. Our Elmira, NY newborn studio is filled with everything needed for your newborn session. So you don't have to worry about bringing anything but you and baby. You can leave the rest to us and trust you are in the best of care.
what to wear for your maternity photoshoot
What should I wear to my maternity photoshoot? -- This is a question we hear often. And I have the very best answer for you! --> Whatever is most comfortable. Maxi dress? Leggings and an oversized shirt? Go for it!
Now for the "real" answer ;)
We provide all our maternity clients full access to our client wardrobe. We currently have over 50 high-end maternity gowns in our collection... and as a part of the experience, we walk you through finding the perfect maternity gown for you, your style, body shape, and color preferences. Whether you are looking for full glam or something a little more simple and sleek, our dress collection has a little bit of everything.
If time allows, we LOVE having our maternity clients come into the studio prior to their session so we can walk through all the different options ahead of time. We are here to take all the pressure off of finding that "one perfect outfit." Just view us like your personal styling assistant <3
more ISN'T always BETTER
How absolutely precious is this newborn baby girl?? She was such a sweetheart during her newborn photoshoot. This newborn session was a little unique in that we planned a lot of very simple set ups. Sometimes it's ok to go the simpler route... and this was certainly one of those times. By selecting softer, more muted tones and colors it really allows the focus to be all on baby! Which, in the end, is what your newborn session is all about. It's about capturing all those sweet tiny details before your brand new babe hits those major growth spurts... and looses some of the newborn baby features. What a treasure to be able to look back on <3
Every baby is unique... and so every newborn session is unique. There are times when baby will need more snuggles, or feedings, to get through their newborn session. And that's ok! But every once in a while there are the unicorn babes... like little miss "V" here. This sweet little one was just a doll during her newborn portrait session. She slept like a champ! She is one deeply loved little girl. What precious memories to be able to have and look back on!
Whether you are expecting your first baby or your sixth, finding the best newborn photographer for you can become an overwhelming search! So what truly matters?
First and foremost, find someone who values baby safety. This is HUGE! Not everyone has gone through hands-on training. And putting your new little one in the trust and care of an "untrained professional" can be risky.
Price shouldn't be the only deciding factor. Although it is wise to not go beyond your means, generally speaking you get what you pay for. More often than not, "cheap", or less expensive will equate to "cheap" photos.
Find a photographer whose style is similar to your own. If you love bright and bold colors, booking with a photographer who uses only neutrals may cause some unhappiness with your session outcome.
Although there are many more things to look for, these few will certainly help you in your search for the best newborn photographer for you!
This time of the year is always filled with joy and laughter. Little ones fill our Elmira, NY studio for our Annual Limited Edition Christmas Sessions. These Christmas sessions are such a fun time! We are extra silly and have our Christmas music up loud to dance to. Our Christmas mini sessions are something we look forward to each and every year. Come join us in this holiday tradition!
Another sweet baby girl in the studio! This little babe was an absolute angel for her deluxe newborn photo session. I actually photographed big sister when she was a newborn, and have been photographing this sweet family every year since. I absolutely love watching my client families grow over the years. And being able to document these precious milestones is just extra sweet.
This darling baby girl may have been on the small side, but she had cheeks for days! I don't think it gets much cuter than that <3
feel like the queen you are
Every mother-to-be is an absolute rockstar. Pregnancy is no small feat, and creating another little person is hard work! But momma, you are a powerhouse! You are beautiful, powerful, and fierce. With every maternity session, our goal is to make you feel as beautiful as you truly are... both inside and out.
Pregnancy can go by so quickly... it's easy to get caught up in the emotions and daydreams of welcoming your sweet little babe into the world. But don't forget the magic that really happens during those 9 months. Treasure it. And remember you are amazing <3
This baby girl was just a dream for her newborn session! I have known her mama for several years and have been photographing this sweet family since big sister was a newborn.
Did you realize that our studio provides all the props, outfits, and wraps for your newborn session?! We have a whole room filled with accessories used to customize you session. Each newborn session is uniquely designed with your color preferences in mind.
For the last week and a half I have been away on vacation with my sweet little family. What an incredible time! The beach and the ocean certainly have a piece of my heart. I didn't realize just how much my creative self needed this. It was a time to rest, relax, and re-center. Now that I'm back in NY I am so pumped to finish the year out strong! I am so excited to have my pregnant mommas and newborn babies back in the studio. And don't forget that Christmas sessions will be releasing soon too!
I have been photographing this momma and her sweet family since big sister was a newborn. I absolutely love watching families grow over the years. This maternity session was a beautiful mix of feminine and romantic... I couldn't love it more! Styling and customizing your session is one of my favorite pieces. We make sure to take care of everything so you can simply enjoy the experience!
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Little Luna Photography | Specializing in Custom Maternity and Newborn Photography
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