Erica and Mike drove all the way from Rockaway for their newborn session. While looking for Morris County Newborn Photography studio, they stumbled upon my website and reached out to me right away. Erica was very interested in including their fur baby in a session and I had absolutely no problem with it. I love dogs and have had them all my life. I am currently mama to a cute little Yorkie named Pickles who thinks he is the king of the house 🙂 Before I had kids I was deeply involved in dog rescue, especially Yorkie rescue. I used to volunteer in shelters, collect food, supplies at work and help screen potential adopters. It was a truly rewarding experience! Although I don’t have much time now to do all the things I used to, I still donate to local shelters and rescues and I teach my kids to do them same 🙂
When clients request to have their puppy included in a newborn session, I treat the dog as I would any other toddler. I understand that they will not always listen to what I am asking of them, will not always sit where I want them to sit, and will most likely spend the majority of the time exploring my studio. I know that photos like these will require a lot of patience and time and will most likely be a product of several composites 🙂 Majority of the time I take several photos of the baby alone in a prop, and then several photos of the puppy next to that prop, then I merge those photos together. Despite the extra work, the final images are always amazing and those that are cherished the most.
If you would like to have your furry baby included in your session, please contact me at 908-566-5069 to discuss details. Furry babies are family members too and I would love to photograph them as well.