Welcome, October Baby!

What better theme is there for an October baby’s newborn photoshoot than pumpkins? Trick question — there isn’t one. At least that’s what this baby’s mama and I thought anyway. Regardless of everyone’s feelings toward pumpkins and their spices, I think we can all agree on how precious this sweet baby girl looks surrounded by them!

top down view of sleeping baby in a bonnet surrounded by pumpkins
baby sleeps in moses basket surrounded by pumpkins and flowers for in-home themed newborn session

A Pumpkin Surprise

A few weeks before her due date, the mama (who also happens to be my sister) sent me a photo from a pumpkin themed newborn session saying how much she loved this idea. We were already planning an in-home lifestyle newborn session but being the thoughtful sister/aunt/photographer that I am, I put together a similar setup as a little surprise for her as part of her family’s newborn session. So check back soon for the photos from that session!

As for the props, I sourced real heirloom pumpkins from my favorite grocery store, Publix, antique lace doilies, faux greenery and flowers, as well as a circular jute rug that I found at TJ Maxx. With a blank, neutral wall and natural wood floor of my sister's house as a backdrop, these items worked beautifully together to create a lovely fall scene for the photoshoot. 

My sister was thrilled with the final look and couldn’t have been happier to have such cute, pumpkin themed photos of her newborn. One of the reasons she was so excited to have an October baby is because my sister was also born in October. In fact, my sister happened to be born on National Pumpkin Day! (It was also on a Tuesday and I got to skip school that day. By far my favorite day of second grade.) My sister always says that autumn is the best season of them all, and with the crisp weather, colorful trees, and cozy outfits, who can blame her?

sweet baby girl purses her lips and sleeps wrapped in blankets in a basket for newborn session

Do you like themed shoots as much as I do?

I love putting together fun, uniquely themed sessions like this one for my clients in the Chattanooga area. It allows me to find interesting props to create a special scene for photos that my clients will cherish for years to come. If you have a fun idea for a photo shoot you’d like to do, contact me today so we can make it happen!

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top down view of a baby in a moses basket surrounded by colorful pumpkins and flowers
baby wrapped in a blanket in a basket surrounded by pumpkins for themed newborn photos
top down view of baby in pink knit bonnet wrapped in blankets lying in a basket for newborn photo session
sleeping baby wrapped in blankets in a moses basket surrounded by pumpkins and flowers
pumpkin newborn photo session with flowers and moses basket.
top down view of baby girl born in October sleeping in a basket surrounded by colorful pumpkins
top down view of baby sleeping in a moses basket surrounded by pumpkins and flowers for fall newborn photos
fall pumpkin themed newborn photo session with sleeping baby girl in basket with pumpkins and flowers