A mother and father holding their newborn baby and posing for a newborn family photography session.


A Rochester NY Newborn Photography Session at Highland Park

A mother and father holding their newborn baby and posing for a newborn family photography session.
Close up portrait of a father smiling down at his newborn baby, who is sucking on her thumb.

Rochester NY Newborn Photography

This sweet Rochester NY newborn photography session was held at Highland Park, a gorgeous urban green space designed by the iconic Frederick Law Olmstead. The rolling hills, towering pines, and dappled sunlight made for a beautiful backdrop to this family’s budding legacy.

A Relaxed Approach to Newborn Photography

My approach to newborn sessions is slow and relaxed. I find this is the best way for us to create natural images focused on the wonder and warmth of embracing a new life.

As a mama myself, I know that those first few weeks with a new baby can be sleepy, slow, and filled with a whole new kind of love, and your session needs to leave space for that pace of life.

Whether your baby is sleepy and snuggled, or peering up at you with curiosity and adoration like this little one, the newborn days are an incredibly special and fleeting time that deserves to be documented thoughtfully and beautifully!

A mother and father cradling their newborn baby in Rochester NY Highland Park.
Black and white portrait of a mother and father smiling at the camera, while holding their newborn baby.
Close up portrait of a newborn baby cradled in her mother's arms, looking up at her mother.
Family portrait of a mother and father smiling at each other while holding their newborn at Rochester's Highland Park.

Free Download: 5 Steps to a Stress-Free Family Session

As a mom myself, I understand how intimidating it can be to dream of the perfect family photos, but wonder how you could ever get your family to cooperate and sit still for more than three seconds. (Spoiler: you probably can’t, and that’s totally okay!). 

Can it be different? Yes! With a good photographer and a little advance planning, your family session can be relaxed, natural, and – can you even believe it? – fun! 

As a photographer and a mama of two young boys, here are my best tips for making sure that your family portrait session is stress free, relaxed, and results in the photos you’re dreaming of!


Ready to plan your family’s portrait session?

Send an inquiry today! I’d love to hear more about your family and what season of life you’re looking to celebrate. Let’s put together a fun session and create some heirlooms that will last forever.

Emi Rose Studio is based in Rochester, NY, and specializes in natural and timeless documentary of family and motherhood.