Los Angeles Newborn & Maternity Photography
The Best 5 reasons to choose Love Me Silly photography as your Los Angeles newborn photographer
1. High Quality Images
From custom outfits, wraps, buckets to super high resolution 36 mp images you can make posters from each and every file. All the retouching is done by us. Nothing leaves our studio. We have complete control over the process which ensures your experience is amazing.
We understand how hard the first few weeks are (We are a year ahead of you with our toddler). We are passionate, caring, and sensitive to your individual needs. We take each newborn session on an individual basis and spend hours planning, preparing, cleaning, washing, and sanitizing. We make sure you relax and enjoy the session. The soft shushing, warm room and comfortable couch will have daddy falling asleep while we work. Our top priority is safety and the comfort of your baby.
3. Husband and Wife team
We are a team of two who are deeply in sync with you, the baby and each other. We have photographed over 500 newborns and know what to expect of each of our newborns to make every session get the best results.
4. Affordable with no hidden fees
Simple is better, from booking to payment, each of our packages include high resolution images, ready to print. When we mean no hidden fees, we mean it. All our prices are sent to you ahead of time and only charge for the digital files. You choose which images will be retouched and our online software allows you to comment on each image.
We are located in the city of Encino in the San Fernando Valley, very close to the 101 Freeway. Whether you are coming to our studio or we traveling to your home we are a very short drive from anywhere in LA we would love to be your Los Angeles newborn photography.
Read Our Amazing 50+ Five Star Yelp Reviews
From Mary M:
Can’t say enough amazing things about Steven and Beverly!! We just received all 100+ photos to choose from and it was so hard to choose the photos because each one was amazing! From the moment we arrived, they made us feel comfortable. The props/cloths/headbands etc were adorable and they helped us create our vision perfectly for the photos. Beverly was amazing with our daughter and she was so calm with her!!! And Steven was amazing with the camera !! You’ll see his talent in every single photo – each one is beautiful!!! All in all – no need to look elsewhere for newborn photographers because Beverly and Steven are simply amazing. They make the perfect team and were extremely happy with how the session and photos turned out 🙂
Preparing for your Newborn Photo Session
Do you love the look of our newborn portraits? If you are thinking of booking a newborn session with our studio, or already have done so after your Los angeles Maternity Photography session, this page will help you properly prepare for your session.
We take great pride in the unique pieces of art we are able to create for your family. The images you see on our website were achieved not only from the talent and creativity of our photography, but also from the parents’ participation and preparedness.
We hope this page will help you to prepare for your newborn session, however we love talking with and helping our clients. Please pick up the phone and call us with any questions you may have
Scheduling– Newborn portraits are best done within the first 15 days of birth. If the baby is healthy and mom is doing well, we prefer to photograph in the first 10 days. During this first week, the baby is still very sleepy and we can mold them and place them into all of the adorable poses that families love.
Unless you are having a scheduled c-section, you are not going to know when your baby will be born. If you are planning on doing your newborn portrait with us, please email us to let us know your due date. We will reserve time in our schedule around your due date to ensure we can schedule your session. As soon as your baby is born, have someone e-mail us to get on our calendar that week.
Session Packing List– We own all of the props. We have a bucket / faux-fur obsession and buy them whenever we have the chance. We have on hand many baskets, blankets, custom made crochet bonnets and other props. To personalize your session, we recommend you call or email with your request. Sometimes Beverly can custom make them for you at no extra charge. We recommend you come to us with the bare necessities like diapers, formula and one outfit. If you want to bring a prop, please let us know before hand.
Preparing Your Baby – A well fed baby is a happy sleepy baby! We recommend feeding right before you leave your home. Plan on an extra feedings (Sometimes 3 or more). Our sessions tend to make babies hungry and you will need to feed them to put them back to sleep. Bottles are faster than breast feeding. We suggest trying to keeping them awake before the session, including the car ride over.
Make sure you get a good burp in! A baby with gas is not a happy baby and can result in lots of crying.
Don’t worry about baby acne or little scratches. Our expert retouching will either eliminate or drastically minimize these imperfections. If your baby has extremely dry skin, try putting baby lotion on prior to coming to your session and bring extra with you. This will assist with the retouching process. Trimming your newborn’s fingernails or wearing mittens over your newborn hands will also speed up editing. Before leaving for your session, be sure to loosen the diaper, as this will reduce the diaper marks from their bare little bottoms. Also, please make sure they aren’t wearing thick socks because they will leave sock lines at their ankles.
Preparing Your Family – For any family members being photographed, we recommend dark pants and long sleeve black shirts. For younger siblings, they can wear a light colored shirt to match the gender of the baby. For mothers who really want to shine, we recommend professional hair and makeup (you won’t regret it). It will be warm in the studio to keep the newborn comfortable. Moms, don’t worry about the baby weight you haven’t lost, or any skin issues you may still have. We can retouch all that away! We recommend black as it is very slimming. Mom’s and Dad’s hands will be shown in many of the close up photographs.
Timing – Plan on being at the studio for around 1-2 hours. The younger the baby, the less likely it is we will need all 2 hours, but we still recommend it to avoid any stress. We like to leave plenty of time for extra feedings, diaper changes and the fussiest of moods.
No matter what your baby does, please know that we are always relaxed. We do this all the time and have seen everything. This session is supposed to be a special experience for you and we don’t want you stressed if the baby starts to cry. We have plenty of time allowed for your session. If we need to take a break to feed, walk, rock, etc., we can do that. We want you to enjoy the experience of your session and this special bonding moment for your family.