Photo sessions are usually very relaxed and lots of fun. Sessions can take place at your home, my home, or a location of your choice. I try to avoid a time schedule so we can take as much or as little time as we need until both you and I feel we have the pictures we want. The goal is to not force poses in the traditional sense but to let your personality shine through in natural settings.
Family sessions are all about interactions between you and your children. We will get individual portraits, but the focus will be the love and bond between parent and child, and between siblings. I like for you to play and enjoy your children, while I document the moment. These sessions can take place just about anywhere… your home, my home, a local or state park, a country road, downtown etc.
Newborn sessions tend to be a little different. I strongly recommend that photos of infants be taken between 3 & 7 days old when the “curled” & “folded” poses are best achieved. For the first week of life babies are usually in a very sleepy state, making them pliable and less likely to be disturbed while being photographed. I come prepared with backdrops, charming accessories, and fun props to create images of your baby that will make your heart melt! We will spend up to 4 hours together creating the perfect images of your baby. This allows plenty of time for feeding, changing and capturing those sweet sleepy pictures!
To capture the soft beautiful newborn images, I only shoot with natural light (no flash or artificial light). Natural light photography is really special and provides for the most captivating images. I like to photograph newborns in your own home so you don’t have to get your brand new baby out in the weather. But, if you feel your home does not provide adequate natural light, I have a cozy in home studio waiting for you and your newborn. Together we can select the best time and place for your portraits.
To ensure a session date, please contact me while you are STILL PREGNANT! It is easy-- Just fill out the “contact” tab with your due date information, or call 575-375-2070 to talk to me directly.
**Receive a complimentary mini maternity session when you book your newborn session. A mini session lasts about 30 minutes and yields 8-10 photos. Newborn session fee must be paid in full before maternity session. Contact Delrae for more information.
All photos taken by Delrae Ward Photography, both wedding and portraits, can be used in advertising/marketing promotions for Delrae Ward Photography. This can pertain to, but is not limited to, any online promotions, publications, outdoor advertising, etc.