Defining Imagery Photographers

Baby & Newborn Photographers

Newborn baby photographers

Baby & Newborn Photographers

They call Jo Anne "the baby whisperer". She has a wonderful way of calming even her littlest newbon clients!

The newborn stage is so very special, and so very short! It won't be long until that sleepy little one fills out, chubbies up, and becomes a coo-ing, smiley full-fledged bouncing baby girl or boy ... a whole new amazing stage that lasts throughout the first year. Be sure to schedule baby portrait sessions for 3mo, 6mo, 9mo, and then their first birthday Cake Smash session too!

Newborn sessions can take place in her studio, or if you're local to Long Island, you may choose a home session. Ideally, you should plan your newborn session for 8-14 days after birth. Don't panic if your baby is already past that - we'll just have to get you in right away. The younger your baby, the more sleepy and easy to work with, for his or her first baby portraits.

Newborn Portraits in Studio

Jo Anne isn't fond of those over-stylized newborn shots that have been the rage. Besides looking unnatural, and more about the props & set than the actual baby, those sessions can actually be quite dangerous and put your baby at risk! Baby's necks are often bentat uncomfortable, awkward angles that make Jo Anne cringe, as she is so very portective of her littlest clients! Many photographers are not aware that those shots are composites, made from several different shots where baby is supported properly, then the separate images are pieced together to hide the supports. Ignorantaly, they attempt these poses as a real, single image, putting the baby in great danger of serious injury! Jo Anne would never put your baby at risk! Your sweet little one will still look absolutely precious, in Jo Anne's safe and comfortable poses.

Newborn Portraits in Your Home

Every baby deserves to have the legacy of beautiful images of their childhood, to cherish for a lifetime and pass down through the generations to their own children. When its time for a Defining Imagery newborn session, you may opt to come to our West Babylon studio, or schedule the session in your home in Nassau or Suffolk, Long Island, in the areas Jo Anne services. Please contact us for details.

Childrens Portraits in Studio

As the proud parents, you should be prepared to be included in your newborn baby's photography session too, so we can capture some beautiful relationship photos in your first family portraits.

Custom Name Art

To preserve your precious memories, we offer you the most exquisite prints, albums, and other products available anywhere! Consider honouring and welcoming baby with our "Baby Name Collage" featuring your baby's name in Portrait Letters. This is an original one-of-a-kind, custom art piece, made especially for you. This does NOT come from a photo lab template!

Personalize with Props

Jo Anne doesn't care for cliche' sets other photographers use over and over again for every client. Your baby is a unique individual, as is your personal family style, so each session is unique. Here, baby is sleeping peacefully on Grandma's hand made blanket, along with a nod to Police Officer Daddy. Be sure to bring along some props that have special meaning to you and your family - an heirloom rattle, a hand-made teddy bear, etc., to make these amazing images as special and unique as your baby!

"Not Quite Newborn" Portraits

This precious little lady missed the 8-14 days-old window for her first portraits, and came for her baby session at 4 weeks old. As you can see, she's wide awake and looking right at the camera! LOL! Although we can't do all the newborn poses that require a sleeping baby, it doesn't mean we can't get absolutely priceless images of your little one while they're still tiny.

Fine Art Newborn Portraits

You don't need to risk your baby's safety to get amazing, creative images. This little princess, safely asleep on her side, becomes a beautifully artistic seahoarse, in the comfort of a super-soft wrap and a pretty headband.

Newborn Twins Portrait Sessions

Jo Anne, herself, is Mama to her own set of twins, so she's very comfortable working with your precious duo to create beautiful twin portraits that will melt your heart!

Baby Portraits in Studio

At all stages and ages of babyhood, from birth to first year cake smash, it's always the perfect time to capture your growning baby at various steps of development. Here, this priceless one can now hold herself up!

Baby Portraits Home Sessions

This session took place in baby's home, with props Jo Anne spotted in the room. This basket, along baby's own blanket, looks just like a studio shot! Jo Anne is a skilled and creative artist that can create the perfect shot in any setting!

Classic Baby Pictures

This little guy in a classic baby pose, is timeless! There's never a wrong time to photograph your baby! This first year flies by so very quickly. Jo Anne recommends scheduling a baby portrait session for 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 months, and then an annual birthday session each year after that. Some parents like to order a "Brag Book" of images after each session, and others choose to create a formal album at the end of the first year, including images from all the sessions from newborn to 1st birthday Cake Smash. The choice is yours. You buy what you love, with no pressure at all.

Stages & Ages Baby Portraits

Once your cutie-pie is sitting up, it's definitely time to schedule another baby session! This is a huge milestone that you'll want to preserve and cherish for a lifetime! This little guy wasn't interested in anyones antics, trying to get him to smile. Jo Anne gentle tossed him his lil' pair of socks and he played and played and played with them, with this beaming smile on his face! The images were so irristable that the parents just couldn't figure out a favorite one for the wall, so Jo Anne created a custom 9 image collage to feature the series!

Baby Pictures Collage

This wall collage is a beautiful way to display multiple session images in a small space. We offer a gorgeous selection of products, from loose gift prints and wall prints, to framed prints, metal prints, canvas gallery wraps, coffee table books, to fine Italian leather bound albums. There's something for every budget!

Siblings Sessions

Siblings are a welcome additon to any baby portrait session throughout the year. It's a beautiful thing to capture the early bond with big sisters and brothers.

First Birthday Portrait Sessions

Baby's 1st birthday is a huge milestone and should be celebrated with a special portrait session, to wrap up the year! This is also a nice opportunity to make a beautiful family portrait as well - also perfect to be used for your annual holiday cards!

1st Birthday Cake-Smash Photo Sessions

The first year of baby's "Life in Fine Art"© isn't complete without a cake smash session to close out the year in photos! We can add this on to your baby's one year session, or make a special session just for the cake smash. Due to allergies and food sensitivities, Jo Anne finds it's best to have the parents provide the cake that is best for their baby, and your personal style... from cupcake to ornate party cake. Add in some of the decorations from baby's birthday party to customize the look of the session and tie in with your birthay party photography, and you've got a year in photos that will be treasured for a lifetime, and passed from generation to generation as your legacy! They grow up sooo fast - don't miss out on any of these milestone opportunities to creating amazing images of your child.

"We loved working with Jo Anne! My newborn was not very cooperative during our photo shoot and she still captured such beautiful photos. She puts so much work into her photos. She had a great eye for catching such a variety of shots in different styles. So I felt like I was able to pick what I liked. She even made the selection easier by using a rating system and narrowing down my favorites! Would definitely recommend her and will work with her in the future." - Jenna M.

"Jo Anne was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive to my needs and did a great job. Thank you!" - Erin P.

"The photos were amazing! She was able to calm my newborn, she is very good with babies. She also traveled to my house to shoot the photos which was very convenient. She is also willing to work out deals with you! She is a very personable person. My family and I were very pleased with Jo Anne." - Samantha F.

"Jo Anne was great! Very accommodating Had a great connection with my kids. Very professional and I completely recommend her" - Nancy J.

Defining Imagery Photography Studios

"Your Life in Fine Art!" ©



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