The sweet first weeks of your babies life are unlike any other. The amazing first moments of being a family or the the special moments your baby meets your older kiddos. Newborn photography is so beautiful, so genuine and so important. It's something that's so easy to forget about but so important to remember. This season of life goes fast and documenting the littleness of your baby and the connected, warm moments as a family- is truly invaluable and irreplaceable. Any mom you ask will undoubtedly tell you to hold on to the little moments because they are over before you know it. Hug them while they're little, be present with them- I would add to that- DON'T MISS OUT ON CAPTURING THESE SWEET TIMES WITH THEM. Photos of you snuggling your little one, your older kids meeting their baby sibling, sweet moments with your spouse as you await your sweet baby, or even moments of you guys with your new baby... priceless, value filled moments so WORTHY of being captured.
Well, I'm glad you asked! A lifestyle, baby led newborn photo session is connection centered and fully focused on capturing you as a family with your sweet new little. I guide you through poses and prompts that feel relaxed and truly highlight whats most important- all the joy and feelings that come with the new addition to your family. During your session, the focus is truly you and your baby, but we also take individual shots of your sweet babe too. These photos are less posed and focus on the little things- the lashes, the toes, their fingers. All the little things that are easy to forget if not captured. There are no stiff poses for babies here, and no "cherub babies dressed like flowers in a basket" type photos here, These are photos made to remember their first weeks earthside and highlight the unique beauty + connection in your family. These photos are meant to make you remember and feel for years to come.
I'm a newborn photographer serving clients based out of Salem, Oregon! As a mama and aunt to 13+ kiddos, I started my photography business by taking photos of my nieces + nephews from maternity, to birth, to newborn and through all the family photos thereafter. There is such a sweet specialness in newborn photos that I feel so passionate about. Whether baby #1 or baby #5, I believe so strongly in having these sweet seasons of life documented. The preservation if their littleness in photos is so valuable and it's even more special being able to look back and see yourself and your loved family members interacting together and with your newborn. There's nothing like it! I'll also mention here, I've never met a parent who has regretted getting these photos done. This season is just too short not to.
— Gaona, Family photos
"I cannot say enough good things about Kenzi. She is so incredibly warm and easy-going and talented. She made us feel at ease from the second we met. She guided us so well throughout the shoot (embraced and rolled with our awkward selves lol) and delivered an outstanding gallery."
— Kayla, Wedding, Engagement, maternity, newborn photos
"Kenzi made the whole experience so fun which for us is hard because we are awkward when it comes to being photographed but it was so easy and seamless with her. ... Her photos are so beautiful and she really captures our personalities and the emotion in every shot!!
— Nikki, Wedding, Engagement + Family photos
"Kenzi is simply amazing. She pours her whole heart into her business and it shows. She takes the time to connect and get to know her clients so that when picture taking time comes, you’re already comfortable."
"Each time, we experience an intimate lifestyle photography session. Kenzi’s work is unique in that it feels like a family date! It’s intimate and creates a family memory while we’re being captured. It reminds us of the love we have and what makes us special and precious. Our whole family absolutely looks forward to it We always leave our photo times more connected as a family than when we came."
That's a no for me! I use a lifestyle approach that focuses on the little everyday details (little feet, hands, ears, etc.) and the connected you and your family have with your new baby. emotive, relaxed + connected. I do lightly guide you through different photo poses, but no big productions here!
I am based in the Salem, Oregon area. I don't charge travel fees within driving 50 miles RT of Salem/ Corvallis, Oregon. I spend a lot of time photographing families in Portland, the Gorge and the Oregon Coast- reach out for a special pricing sheet for these locations!