Smiling 7 day old Seren {Kailua newborn portraits}

Baby Seren tied the record for most smiles of any baby I’ve ever photographed. She was such a dream- content and especially loved being swaddled. And while the majority of my newborn sessions take place in my Kailua portrait studio, for this session I traveled three whole blocks to Seren’s home to photograph her in gorgeous natural light.
Hawaii Newborn Baby Photography

Smiling newborn girl, 7 days old

I enjoy on location newborn sessions, as I can incorporate the family’s personal items into the session. When I saw a set of vintage trunks, I knew they’d make great props!
Sleeping newborn baby on location portraits

With on location newborn sessions, I try to get a good mix of images- both lifestyle/around the home portraits and some studio style portraits. I use available light but always prefer natural light, and Seren’s home had the perfect little spot for studio portraits. I think she liked it too.
Kailua newborn photography studio

















Seren’s family was working hard to get their home ready for her arrival- mom was up very late the night before her birth, finishing up last minute tasks. She said she would’ve gone to bed earlier had she known she would be delivering that afternoon! But I’m glad that they ran out of time to repaint the original hardwood floors in their charming 1920s home. The brick red flooring has so much character.
Honolulu newborn photography

Congratulations to Seren’s family. You have a beautiful little girl, and I can’t wait to watch her grow up!