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You’ve scoured Instagram feeds and the rest of the internet to find the most beautiful newborn portraits. You’ve already created a Pinterest board full of all of your favorite inspo images. You know if you prefer lavish props or more simple and classic photos; if you want bonnets or headbands, neutrals only or pops of […]

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The 3 Styles of Newborn Family Portraits

Being a mom does not magically make the photos I take look any better than other photographers who are not parents. It does not enhance my ability to understand my camera or manipulate light to produce beautiful images. Nor is it the special sauce that allows me to handle and pose newborns safely during my […]

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3 Reasons My Mama Heart Helps Me to Serve You Better

Mom and son snuggling and laughing on driftwood at Little Talbot Island in Jacksonville, FL.

It is not uncommon to find that expectant new parents are a bit shocked when they realize that a studio style newborn session can last as long as 4 hours. I certainly get the surprise and confusion. After all, family and maternity photoshoots are easily done within an hour, so why on Earth do newborn […]

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3 Reasons Newborn Portrait Sessions Last Longer Than Family Sessions

Studio newborn photo of smiling baby girl on pink background in Jacksonville, FL.

I have some exciting news… I am proud to announce that I have just been certified as a Master Newborn Photographer! This certification is awarded once a year to only a handful of NAPCP (the National Association of Professional Child Photographers) members who “demonstrate their excellence in the craft of professional newborn photography.” To earn […]

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Jacksonville, Florida Newborn Photographer, Erin Elyse Photography – NAPCP Master Photographer

Studio newborn portrait of baby girl in white wrap and on white background in Ponte Vedra, FL.

Whether you’re looking for a newborn photographer, a family photographer, or trying to schedule a maternity photo session, the options can feel endless. If you take a closer look, however, you will find that each photographer has a different style. Some prefer a light and airy look, while others go for the dark and moody […]

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Is my newborn portrait style for you?

More than the adorable bonnets, the dainty headbands, or the buckets and baskets… these portraits are by far my MOST REQUESTED image for newborn photo sessions! And with very good reason! These “Baby Mug Shots,” as they are lovingly called, capture so many of the adorable, sweet, serious, and sometimes funny expressions that are so […]

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My Most Requested Image for Newborn Photo Sessions

As much as I wish that every family had the luxury of working with a professional newborn photographer, I know that it isn’t always in the cards for everyone. So today, I am going to give you a handful of incredibly simple tips that yield big results when taking photos of your own baby. Tip […]

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5 Easy Tips for Taking Photos of Your Own Baby

“My toddler cannot walk on his own yet… maybe we should just wait until next year to have portraits taken.” If this sounds like you, STOP!  Do NOT let the limitations of the stage you or your kiddos are in keep you from getting professional family portraits. It’s just that… a stage; one that will […]

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Why the “better time” for getting professional photos of your toddler is right now…

Have you found yourself with a bit of sticker shock while researching experienced and qualified newborn photographers? That’s not uncommon, as most people are not familiar with the ins and outs of the photography business. Professional portraits are certainly an investment and here’s why… EXPENSES It costs money to be a legal business and I […]

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Why is professional newborn photography so expensive?

For new and expectant parents, or for those who have never hired a newborn photographer before, it is only natural that you would have questions, concerns, and your own ideas about what these portrait experiences look like. As a seasoned newborn photographer in Jacksonville, Florida, parents often come to me to ask their questions and […]

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6 Common Misconceptions About Newborn Photography

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