Timeless and Classic Photography for Babies and Children | Northern VA Newborn Photographer

As a newborn photographer in the Waterford, VA area, we work with our clients on their vision for their baby’s portraits. One of the things we discuss is the idea of trendy versus classic portraiture. Both have their merits.

Props & Accessories in Photography
Cute props have become very trendy in recent years and for understandable reason. For example, placing numbers corresponding to age in a portrait presents the age of the child. There’s no looking back in ten years wondering how old “junior” was in the beautiful picture. Props can enhance and provide context. This can bring a smile to your face when you look at your adorable baby swaddled next to a prop.

We believe that using props in certain pictures is a good thing because they can add whimsy or poignancy depending on the prop. For poignancy, imagine including your family’s 40-year-old silver rattle in your baby’s picture. That would be so sweet! And a child hugging a special teddy bear will bring back memories perhaps long after the bear has survived intact!

However, props could date an otherwise perfect portrait in a way you might not like in 20 years. Will a prop seem as cute then as it does now? We always recommend accessories of any kind be selected carefully and thoughtfully.

Classic Baby Photography
While there’s a strong case for using props in baby photography, there’s an even stronger one for classic, timeless portraiture where the star is the child, not the prop.

One goal of fine art photography is to be timeless, to be as treasured and enjoyed in two decades as in two days. We will work closely with you on what you want from your baby’s portraits. Please look through our website portrait gallery – you’ll see our signature style of authenticity customized to each client’s dreams for their portraits. We seek to strike a balance between authentic and beautiful.

As a newborn photographer in the Waterford, VA area, we seek to create powerful, emotional, and classic baby photography in a way that meets a client’s vision while remaining timeless in composition. Contact us if you’d like to discuss your child’s portraits.


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Ever After Baby Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter baby photography near the Waterford, VA area in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits, including newborn and baby portraits. Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

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