I’m so thrilled to share another blog post from a JC Street Team Member – The Tiny Studio! Amanda is a natural light and setting newborn photographer and her work is just stunning. I’ll let her take it away –
Hi, I’m Amanda! I started The Tiny Studio to serve new and expecting parents as you celebrate the brand new babies in your lives. I’m so glad you’re here!
I’ve been working in the professional photography industry for about 6 years, but I started The Tiny Studio at the end of last year after the birth of my son. It wasn’t until he was born that I realized how priceless newborn photos really are. The newborn stage passes in the blink of an eye. They will never be this tiny ever again! Even if sitting for a photoshoot is the last thing on your mind during the postpartum period, you will never regret capturing these memories.
My Natural Newborn Style
My natural, minimalist style is all about connection. Rather than using elaborate sets and unnatural posing in your newborn session, I use a simple workflow to focus each and every image on your baby. I believe that every baby is perfectly unique, and I want to take photos that capture their tiny personalities.
I do all of my newborn work in the studio. The light is consistently stunning, and the studio is always well stocked with coffee, snacks, and Netflix. Part of my job is to create a relaxing, calm environment for you and your baby. It might be a bit hectic getting out the door with a newborn, but once you arrive at the studio you’ll feel right at home. I’ll take it from there!
Located directly off of Old Town Square in Fort Collins, the studio is a hidden gem in one of Old Town’s most historic buildings. I promise you will fall in love with the location!
Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea, soak up the beautiful window light and the views of Old Town Square, and savor these early days with your baby.
Natural Newborn Pictures
In a minimalist newborn session, I will gently place your baby on their back, on their side, and on their tummy – in positions that they would naturally find all on their own. Your baby will be comfortable and safe the entire time. I shoot from all different angles using different wraps and blankets to ensure you have plenty of variety in your gallery – without constantly needing to move and re-position baby.
Lifestyle Sibling and Family Photos
I will also capture family photos and sibling photos if you have multiple children! We will probably get at least one picture of everyone smiling and looking at the camera, but that isn’t my main focus. I look for connection, emotion, and interaction. I will prompt you to cuddle close, close your eyes, and breathe in that new baby smell. I will ask your toddler to hold the baby’s hands, lay down next to the baby on the posing bag, or kiss the baby’s head. Especially when toddlers are involved, this style of posing is stress-free, fun, and safe for your newborn.
Often the best photos are unprompted, unposed moments of connection. So while I will guide your posing and prompt you throughout the session, feel free to interact with your family as you would naturally. Kiss your baby, hold your toddler’s hand, and laugh with your partner.
Those moments in between poses are where the magic happens.
Your Newborn Gallery
You will leave your session with a gallery full of photos that capture all the warm, cozy feelings of cuddling your new baby.
After your session, you’ll be able to select your favorite images from an online gallery. Because I believe that photos should be printed, each of my image collections comes with a complementary set of small prints in addition to digital files.
You can also order custom fine art prints if you want to hang wall art in your home! We will work together to select printed products that you’ll treasure forever.
Capture all of the magic of pregnancy, from bump to baby! All of Julianne’s clients will receive a free maternity mini session when you book a newborn session during pregnancy.
These mini sessions are 20 minutes long, include 5 digital files, and double as a consultation for your newborn session. Maternity minis will ideally take place between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. They can be taken in my Old Town Studio, outdoors, or in your home!