November 20, 2017

Posed Newborn Photos | Nashville, TN

I am so honored when clients choose me for their first baby’s posed newborn photos. Becoming a new parents is exciting and nerve racking all bundled up into one package. When you first find out you are expecting a baby, I feel like you have a “Pinterest” view of parenthood. You dream of cute outfits, unique gender announcements, the best stroller and baby carries, the list goes on and on… Then baby arrives, and your life switches to conversations about poop and breastfeeding. Then it’s time for the newborn pictures you’ve been envisioning for months, and you are scared to death. What if she doesn’t sleep? What if he cries the whole time? What if she poops all over the blankets?  I never want parents to be nervous for their sessions, although I know they will be. My job is to prepare parents for their session so that they know what to expect. However, my most important job is to take care of their baby. After being in business for 8 years and specializing in newborns for 5 years, I never forget how honored I am for parents to hand their new baby to me with complete trust. Every single session focuses on baby and keeping baby comfortable. Posed newborn photos should not be stressful. If a baby tells me that she doesn’t like a pose, we move on. If she needs to be held tight and loved, we stop and give her snuggles. If she’s hungry, we feed her. My goal is to take my time to get those pictures you’ve dreamed of for months. And to do it without stressing out parents AND baby. I’ve trained for years to create a warm and loving environment for new parents and baby, and I hope that shows at each and every one of my sessions. I love my job, and I am honored every single time a parent chooses me to photograph their baby’s first pictures. I love this quote that Gabriela’s mom sent me about her session. I feel like she described all of those fears perfectly.

“When it came to getting photos done of my Newborn I knew we would absolutely do it. I was so nervous about bringing my unpredictable Newborn to someone’s studio to be photographed for 3 hours. Once we arrived I immediately felt comfortable. My favorite part was watching her transition from one look to the next so gently! Each pose making me relax and just enjoy that fact that I am finally with my 2 week old baby having these beautiful photos taken! Now with her being 3 months old I look back at those pictures and am reminded of such a beautiful time with my innocent baby and my beautiful family!” ~ Gabriela’s mom, Jessica

Posed Newborn Photos

 Posed Newborn Photos | Nashville, TN

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 Posed Newborn Photos | Nashville, TN

Are you expecting a baby and interested in posed newborn photos? We”d love to hear from you. Shannon Payne Photography specializes in newborn photography. Shannon has trained with some of the best photographers in the world in order to great the best newborn experience for your family. It is best to get on our calendar during your 2nd trimester. Email us today to book your session.

Shannon Payne Photography is a boutique studio located just outside of Nashville TN. Our baby photographer Nashville studio is nestled in the heart of Hendersonville, TN. Most of our maternity sessions take place outdoors just before sunset. We offer maternity, newborn, and baby sessions as well as packages for baby plans. Shannon Payne Photography is Nashville”s premier maternity, newborn, and baby photographer.

Contact us today for our complete price list and to schedule your next session. Sessions do book quickly. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session. Email us at [email protected] or contact us by phone (615)348-5808. You can also visit us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive the most up to date information on our sessions, please sign up for our newsletter via the link on our blog.

Shannon Payne Photography serves Nashville and surrounding areas including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Goodlettsville, Bellevue, Old Hickory, Hermitage, Donelson, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Castalian Springs, East Nashville, Germantown, Nolensville, Green Hills, Ashland City, 12 South, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, Clarksville, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Madison, Dickson, White House, Portland, Fairview, and all other Middle TN areas.


This is such a wonderful post. It really shows how important it is to find a newborn photographer who not only is experienced but, who loves what they do. I’m not surprised you received such a beautiful message from your client. Your talent is amazing.

What a BEAUTIFUL newborn session!!!!! Love everything about your work, you’re amazing!

Your newborn sessions are truly special! Every time you manage to capture the perfect shots. I love all the accessories and set up you offer! You are a true artist!