I bring the studio to you. It’s that simple. Yes, I pack up my backdrops and supplies, my lighting (if we’re shooting indoors) and my gear, and I bring it all to you. I’m great at finding the perfect space to work with. If it’s too cool, I bring a space heater. If it’s warm outside, we can even shoot outdoors in natural light. Babies need to be very warm so they can stay sleepy for the session (they DID just spend 9 months at a solid 98.6 degrees!). Mom can take her time with her makeup – I’ve got the baby and she can relax. It really gives new meaning to the words “full service photographer.”
When I book a newborn session, I schedule the day. I will be driving, setting up, shooting, soothing, cuddling, cleaning, changing, shooting, breaking down equipment, and driving back. Time constraints cannot be an issue. Because I will get those glorious images and Mommy will love the way she looks and the baby will look the most angelic he or she will look for the next 18 years. And those images will last for generations, long after the exhaustion has worn off.
You see, down the road a ways, you will be watching as your child holds a child of her own. Your heart and mind will be flooded with memories and emotion. You will take your grandchild into your arms and whisper to him how amazing his life is going to be. And you’ll look over and see your child, exhausted and elated and delirious from too many emotions in too short of time, and you’ll hand her that album of when she was a baby.
And it will be happy tears.
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.