atlanta area newborn photographer | falling in love with newborn photography

atlanta area newborn photographer | falling in love with newborn photography | katie oblinger photography

When I first started my business I knew I wanted to photograph children and families.  Anything beyond that and I wasn’t quite sure.  I knew that I could keep up with kids and act totally silly with them, so in the grand scheme of photography, I knew it would be something in my wheelhouse.  But then I realized that there was a need to photograph newborns.  I mean, I had one of my own and I loved photographing him every second of my maternity leave, but it wasn’t the traditional newborn photography that we’ve all grown to know.  So I freaked out.  I tried to pose my 11 day old son on blankets and a boppy and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get the beloved newborn shot.  Fast forward to a few months later…I received a twin newborn session request. To say that I was panicked is putting it mildly. If memory serves, I recall nights of cold sweats and panic attacks.  I emailed two photographer friends for advice immediately. Both were incredibly supportive and completely honest.  They told me that I’d do a great job, but if I wasn’t comfortable doing it, I should kindly pass on the offer.  By some miracle of God, I got sick a few days prior to the session and just couldn’t run the risk of infecting those babies so I kindly backed out.

That was a year ago.

Since that scary day in December of 2011 many things have changed.  I no longer fear newborns.  I actually truly love them.  There are so many amazingly talented newborn photographers out there who work well with props, but I had to admit to myself that I just wasn’t one of them.  It wasn’t me.  It wasn’t my style.  And once I admitted that and accepted it I realized how wonderful those precious little babies were to photograph.

Newborns are perfect.  Their fingers, their toes, their fuzzy hair….and their button noses. I die for that.  But what gets me is watching that baby with his new mom and dad.  Seeing this overwhelming love they have for their child.  That’s what I want to capture.  That’s what I want families to see.  Because those are the priceless moments that you cherish- always.

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This is the place where you'll find happiness, candid moments, real, unabashed love, genuine people and the occasional photo of my child.  This is where you come to enjoy moments families share.  The moments of pure joy.  The moments I hope you'll soon create for yourself. I'm so glad you are here.  

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