Photographing newborns is one of the more intensely rewarding experiences in the growth and development of Paul Rich Studio. I had a vision for my business to expand beyond weddings. I loved photographing weddings and getting to meet all sorts of amazing couples. But I wanted a way to stay in touch with my couples (much more than just following them on Facebook) and I wanted to be able to remain a part of their life. I also wanted to bring other people into my business and to develop relationships with those outside of the wedding world too. So, that’s when I created my plan to pursue photographing portraits.
In early 2010, I began contacting those whose weddings I had photographed and asked if they wanted family photos. Some already had a young family and others were expecting and very eager to document this exciting time in their life. It was perfect.
Then the holidays came around which meant more family photos and many of these individuals began sharing their photos with their friends and family. Those individuals became interested, contacted us for a session, and also shared their photos with friends and family. Then the holidays came around, more families wanted holiday portraits, and the process started all over again. Well, it’s 2015 now (5 years later) and that cycle has built and built itself. So, as we head into this fall portrait time, we are definitely busier than we have ever been before. And we want to thank all of you – our past, present, and future clients who return back regularly to capture your family portraits.
We have a large number of couples who have hired us to document maternity, newborn, 6 month, and 12 month sessions. It’s our Baby’s First Year package and it is wildly popular (and incredibly fun to capture).
Kim & Siemke have taken the newborn documentation process very seriously and have scheduled a number of sessions with us during Giuliana’s first year. We are so extremely excited for when she turns 1 and we can assemble all the work together. It is going to be an incredible document of Giuliana’s first year. We recently met up for Giuliana’s 4 month session and wanted to share some highlights. After looking at this work though, make sure to check out her Fresh 48 Session at the NICU and her 2 month session at home.