I'm often complimented about my style of newborn photography. My style has been described as "rustic preppy" and I kinda love that. I think it's a great description of the look I'm going for. I love these babies and I want to create a beautiful images that makes the baby the star. I love dramatic light and beautiful color.
When I first started baby and newborn photography, I was open to any style. Parents would bring in crazy props and I even had some in the studio. A neon bow bigger than the baby's head? Sure. You want to put your baby in a watermelon? Ok, let's try it! As I incorporated these ridiculous props into the scenes, I quickly realized that the baby wasn't the star of the image, the props were. What good is that? Now, I am very careful that in every image, even if props are used (florals, baskets, etc), the baby is the most important part of the image.