I believe in love at first sight, because I am a mom
Bringing home your newborn baby is a once in a lifetime experience, and those baby days are gone in a flash. As a newborn photographer, I help families document and preserve the magic and wonder of those first few days with your newborn. I create artistic images that reflect your family bonds, as well as every adorable newborn detail. There is simply no substitute for professional studio portraiture of this extraordinary time in your life.
Celebrate the love and legacy that you are creating. I book limited due dates per month, so contact me right away. I can't wait to meet you and your bundle of joy.
As a mother and portrait photographer, I understand the urgency to preserve family memories. That is why I document your loved ones in the most organic and sincere way possible. A portrait session is a wonderful way to celebrate your growing family and record lasting memories in this stage of life, before it is gone forever.
I believe in keeping things classic, and in printing your finished images. My goal is to provide you with the most beautiful photographs of the people you love most in this world. These images are meant to be heirlooms; printed treasures that will delight you year after year.
Newborn photography is a delicate art. It is important to choose a newborn photographer not only with skill and experience, but with a caring and loving touch. Professional newborn photographers spend countless hours learning how to properly pose babies and photograph them in a way that is safe and beautiful. I have photographed hundreds of babies and dedicated years to perfecting this craft; my clients love to refer to me as a "baby whisperer." My top priority is always the safe handling and posing of your newborn, and I take the utmost care and attention to detail with each and every session. So that I can document your newest family member in a way that they will never be again: brand new.
My portrait studio is located in Randolph, New Jersey and built specifically for working with newborns. I carry all the professional equipment, backdrops and photography props to create classic images of your baby and family. Amenities include a restroom, changing table for baby, comfortable recliner sofas, outlets and chargers for your devices, large screen TV, free wifi, and a beverage station stocked with refreshments. There is also a table where you can sit and eat or work while you’re here. Newborn sessions generally take 2-3 hours; thats why I’ve designed my studio to be a welcoming environment with everything to make families feel at ease during their time here.
My style of newborn photography is clean and pure, using simple props and organic textures that allow the beauty of your baby and family to shine. I source only the best and most luxurious props for my newborn sessions to give your images a unique look that you won't find anywhere else. The softest backdrops, blankets, wraps and bonnets for your baby in luxurious materials such as angora, alpaca, and cashmere. Matching headbands for baby girls feature vintage laces and silks, delicate bows and floral elements. Floor props such as bowls, buckets and little beds are either vintage finds or handmade by artisans. I take great pride in ensuring that every prop matches my earthy, organic style in an array of beautiful colors that will remain timeless.
Newborns are best photographed within the first two weeks of birth. At this age, babies are still fresh and new, allowing me to capture all of those beautiful newborn details before they quickly fade away. During this time, babies are also very sleepy and easily posed, which is essential for safely positioning your baby in those artistic, adorable poses that we all love. If your baby is already here and more than a few weeks of age, please contact me to inquire about my process for photographing older newborns and baby milestones.
Newborn photography is best planned well in advance, with most expecting moms booking in their second or early third trimester. I only take a limited number of due dates per month, so please contact me as early into your pregnancy as possible to secure your date. Upon booking, I hold your due date in my calendar and will stay in contact with you until your baby arrives. Once baby is born, we will schedule the actual date for your session. If your baby is already here, please reach out to inquire about last minute booking availability.
Absolutely! Your newborn session is a wonderful opportunity to create a beautiful new family portrait that includes parents and older siblings. I will take care of providing clothing recommendations for the whole family and posing everyone just so.
Ready to celebrate this life? Just fill out the form below to get started. Every session begins with a conversation, because I believe that great images start with a great relationship. I'll get in touch with you to learn more about you and your upcoming little bundle of joy. Together, we'll create images that will document them in all their brand new glory. I cannot wait.
Yvonne Leon Photography is a contemporary portrait artist specializing in studio portraiture for Newborns, Babies and Families. She offers custom designed albums and home galleries. The studio is based in Randolph, New Jersey.