Hello I’m Sterling and I am your newborn photographer!
Congratulations on the arrival of your upcoming little one. I know that choosing your newborn photographer is a hard decision, there are many talented photographers, and many different styles out there.
I am an experienced professional photographer the one that you want to trust to capture all those precious poses, and tiny details. Being a newborn photographer has blessed me in so many ways, and I adore capturing so many of Charleston families’ precious memories. I have spent several years perfecting, studying, and educating myself so I can provide the best images possible. I am mostly self taught, but have also learned from some of the industries best and have attended workshops in Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Raleigh, a 3 day workshop in Atlanta, and several online workshops. Photography is an art, and you can never stop learning, growing, inspiring, and creating.
My style is more simple, clean and classic. I like to keep my newborn sessions natural with a hint of simple props. My style of shooting is more monochromatic using several shades of a neutral color, I’m obsessed with grays, tans, creams, and mauves. My favorite images are baby with nothing on but perhaps a simple bonnet, wrap, or headband. My sessions concentrate on your little baby more than props.
I am excited you are thinking of booking me to capture these special moments, I love being the one that starts your collection of memories for the years to come. Book your session in advance as spaces are limited every month. I want to capture the story of the newest edition to your family, and provide something for you to cherish as your newborn growes into a toddler in the years to come.
Each style of newborn session is completely different from the other. I offer a traditional studio newborn session, a Lifestyle newborn session at your home, and an outdoor newborn session as an add on.
Traditional Studio Newborn Session
WHEN: Newborn sessions are best when done within the first 7-15 days when they are sleepy, squishy, and still curling up in little balls like they are in the womb. I never turn down a client because their newborn is past a certain age. I will always try to work with your little one no matter the age, as I know their tiny window of their newborn stage can still be captured for the years to come even if they are over the preferred 2 weeks.
WHERE: Traditional newborn sessions at my chic little studio. It’s a small brick home that I rent just for my studio. Relax on the couch, watch tv, or entertain yourself on your electronic device. Snacks, and beverages are available. The room will be dark, warm, and cozy as the white noise machine fills the room with sounds of ocean waves, and heartbeats to keep your little one nice and sleepy. Some new mommies and daddies even take a little nap themselves. Newborn sessions are intimate session where we are together for 2-3 hours, by the end of the session you walk away as a new friend.
Siblings & Newborns
Siblings are welcome to have their picture with their new best friend for full newborn sessions. Sibling sessions usually try to capture 2-3 poses depending on the models.
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
Lifestyle sessions are different that the typical posed newborn studio session. They are sessions that are at your home, and most of the shoot is in the master bedroom and nursery depending on the natural light in your home. A lifestyle newborn session captures the little moments in the first few weeks between you and your child. They are images of you rocking your baby to sleep in their nursery, standing in a bright airy window taking in the precious moment of you bonding with your baby, Lifestyle sessions are less posed than other typical newborn session lifestyle sessions do not include traditional posed studio style newborn shots. It is a beautiful session that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home.
Outdoor Newborn Sessions
This is an amazing little add on to any newborn session. It is intended JUST for the newborn, and we can usually get 1-2 different setups. Locations are chosen by the photographer. A location might be the beach, downtown, a flower bed, or as simple as a spot in the back of the studio. They are best when out in nature surrounded by flowers and greenery. Outdoor newborn sessions can only be done when it’s 75 degrees and warmer for obvious reasons.
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