This is the typical posing I use with my families- if siblings are there I will shoot them first, then the whole family, then one parent, the other parent, and both parents with the new baby.

If this is the first baby of the family, the routine usually goes like below. Every session can be a little different depending on baby’s wants and needs but this is generally what I stick with!

Mary Thomas has been specializing in newborn photography since 2014. She shoots primarily in Santa Maria and travels to a second studio in Santa Cruz multiple times a year.