Denver Newborn Photographer | Baby Sophie

I am so excited to share a peek into a recent newborn photo session in the Castle Rock studio, especially for those who might be interested in your own portraits! While every newborn photo session is a little different, I love to share full galleries of real sessions so you know exactly what to expect […]

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family of four snuggling during newborn photo session

Lifestyle Newborn Photos: The Ottosons

I am so excited to begin a new blog series to highlight some of the amazing families (and beautifully styled homes) that I get to meet as a Castle Rock family photographer! First up is lifestyle newborn photos of a wonderful family from Parker, CO! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing these Colorado natives as […]

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family snuggled on the couch in front of their christmas tree during lifestyle newborn photos

Preparing for a studio session

Studio sessions at Photography by Alyssum are such a “best of both worlds” approach to indoor sessions. I’ve designed them to have a styled-life approach to motherhood, maternity, newborn, and baby photography. I want you to walk into my home studio and feel like I’ve taken the coziest pieces of lifestyle portraiture and stitched it […]

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Pregnancy photograph of mother in white dress beside a mirror, holding her bump

Lifestyle vs Studio Newborn

I am so pleased to offer you two types of newborn portrait options. You can choose from a lifestyle or studio newborn session! But I often receive inquiries from clients asking which style I would recommend to them. My response always begins the same way- it is completely subjective to each family! So here’s the […]

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Lifestyle family with dogs cuddling baby on couch

How to Prepare for your Lifestyle Photo Session

While lifestyle newborn sessions are pretty easy on you and your family, there is some prep work involved in getting your home and family ready for your session. Before we dive into that, let’s talk about wardrobe so you can get that planned out first. Lifestyle Newborn Wardrobe When you sign your lifestyle newborn contract […]

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three siblings snuggling on the bed

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE | GONZALES

A couple years ago, not long after my family moved to Colorado and I became the newest Castle Rock photographer, this family hired me to photograph their first newborn Claire (the big sister you see below). Since then, I’ve had the honor of watching their family grow. This year I got to meet their newest […]

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FOODS FOR NURSING MOMS TO AVOID
48 HOURS BEFORE NEWBORN SESSION:

Acidic food/drinks such as:

Cranberries     Pineapple     Grapefruit
Oranges     Lemons     Berries
Tomatos     Chocolate     Nuts
Pizza     Chili     Mexican food     Ketchup

Gassy vegetables such as:

Asparagus     Onions     Pickles
Cucumbers     Broccoli     Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts     Cabbage

Restrict soda, coffee, tea, wine, and beer.

Sometimes dairy, depending on the baby.

I know this seems like a long list, but you only have your newborn's portraits taken once! It's not worth it to risk having a gassy or fussy baby who just can't settle. And in the event that your baby is still gassy, I always recommend keeping Gripe Water on hand. I know it was a lifesaver for me when my two were babies.