Hold on to your hats!  You are about to be hit with a whole lot of cuteness.  Remarkable 10-day-old baby boy, Eli, knows how to work the camera.

Just check out this wink!

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I had the pleasure of photographing Eli at just 10 days fresh.  A sweetly willing subject, he gave me a good amount of sleepy time, but woke up long enough at the end for some great awake shots.

Interesting Newborn Photography Info:  If you are a new or expectant parent searching for a newborn photographer in Maryland, you may be wondering why you don’t find many photos of newborn babies with their eyes open.  Well, there are actually two reasons for this.  The first is that, as you will soon find out, most newborn babies sleep most of the time.  They sleep through just about anything, including a photo session.  A skilled newborn photographer puts baby’s safety and comfort above all else.  These cozy sets are ideal for these tiny sleepyheads and they take full advantage of the moments.  The second reason is that newborn babies have terrible vision.  Until about one month of age, they are unable to track or focus on objects.  When they see anything in high contrast, say a black camera in an otherwise light area, they may attempt to focus on that spot and often end up completely cross-eyed.  Although, of course, these little out-of-focus folks are still completely adorable, parents usually prefer the simple sleepy poses such as the one below.

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Book your newborn photo session with Lizzy Metcalfe Photography, professional newborn photographer in Maryland.

Because babies tend to arrive on their own schedule and holding the session within the first two weeks after birth is ideal, Lizzy takes reservations for a limited number of newborn session slots per month.  Contact Lizzy Metcalfe Photography as early as 6 months before due date to ensure your slot.  You can find more information at Frequently Asked Questions page, or, connect with Lizzy directly at the following link:   Lizzy Metcalfe Photography

 

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Even though we are only a few weeks in, 2017 is already proving to be a big year.  The big news, of course, is that Lizzy has recently welcomed baby Lydia.  Congratulations, Lizzy and family!

In addition, this month, an exciting change is happening at Lizzy Metcalfe Photography.  Beginning last fall, Lizzy began a major refocusing for this little business that could.  As of January 2017, Lizzy Metcalfe Photography is exclusively booking newborn portrait sessions.

From Lizzy, “I found newborn portraiture is where my true passion lies and I really want to be able to pour my heart and soul into every session.”

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Of course, Lizzy continues to welcome siblings and family members to join in during newborn sessions.  You can find examples of newborn and sibling photos throughout the Maryland newborn photographer’s gallery.

Don’t wait to claim your spot for your 2017 Maryland newborn portraits, Lizzy Metcalfe Photography.

Because Lizzy aims to photograph newborns within the first few days to two weeks from delivery, and babies tend to arrive on their own schedule, it is important to contact Lizzy to register early for one of the few monthly spots around your due date.  For information about reserving your newborn portrait slot, connect with Lizzy at the following link:  Baltimore County Newborn Photographer

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For the time being, Lizzy Metcalfe Photography will not be taking any reservations for toddler, child, maternity, or cake smash photo sessions.  If you have any questions, please contact Lizzy directly at the following:  Lizzy Metcalfe Photography Contact

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I always love a profile image and something about it being in black and white to freeze that moment in time.  This image is of beautiful newborn Savannah of the Baltimore, Maryland area.  There is so much to love about this image.  I love seeing this little beauty’s little toes just peeking out.  She looks so peaceful; almost as if she has a little smirk emerging.

Sweet dreams little one!

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To set up your newborn portrait session, contact Lizzy Metcalfe Photography here: Baltimore County Newborn Photographer

 

Please feel free to browse the Newborn Photo Gallery at the following link:  Newborn Portrait Photographer Baltimore

 

Lizzy Metcalfe Photography provides professional newborn portrait and baby photography services in Baltimore Maryland, serving Owings Mills, Howard County, Harford County, and Pennsylvania.

 

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Personalized Session with Professional Newborn Photographer Baltimore County, Lizzy Metcalfe Photography

I pride myself on creating photographs that exceed the expectations of my customers.  That is why I always ask clients what they have envisioned for their session.  What are their hopes for the images?  How will the photos be featured (wall art, prints, announcements, etc.)?  Is there anything special that they would like to incorporate in the photo session?

Often, for older babies and first year photos parents will request colors or accessories that coordinate with the child’s room or family spaces.  Sometimes we tie in themed banners and cakes for 1st birthday or cake smash sessions.  Those photos make great party invitations or Thank You cards.

 

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For newborns, I prefer to stick to a simple neutral palette that complements a range of brand new baby skin tones and results in art that works with any décor.  Of course, sometimes, we bend the rules when the customer has a very special request*.  The colorful cloth draped over little Leighton in this photo is actually a scarf featuring the state flag of Maryland.  Leighton’s older sister, 18-month-old Sutton, was photographed in the same scarf for her newborn session.  As you can see, the colors and print worked out beautifully.  This is a nice example of a way to tie in a personal piece without overpowering the delicate features of the precious newborn.

 

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In this last photo above, Leighton is cozy lounging on her mommy’s wedding gown.  Big sis, Sutton posed with the same gown for her newborn session.  This is a beautiful tradition I plan to suggest for future sessions.

 

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If you are in the Baltimore County area and are interested in booking a newborn portrait session, connect with Lizzy Metcalfe Photography at the following link:  Baltimore County Newborn Photographer

Lizzy Metcalfe Photography specializes in newborn photos and newborn and sibling photos.  Lizzy is a professional photographer that has trained for years in the art of newborn photography.  She uses only the safest techniques to achieve the beautiful newborn poses and positions.  The gorgeous resulting images are perfect for prints, canvas wall art, albums, and other photo gift items.

 

 

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*Lizzy Metcalfe Photography asks that accessory/outfit requests are limited to two items per session.  For more information, contact Lizzy.