I am an on-location, natural light photographer based in Dallas, Texas. My style is based on beautiful light, pastels, and intimate connections. My goal is to beautifully capture the most precious moments in your life in a way that you will cherish for many years to come. I can't wait to get to know you!
I’m thrilled to share this recent newborn photography session at this beautiful lake in Dallas! This family was so sweet and adventurous with their brand new baby girl, and I loved that they wanted an outdoor shoot to capture this precious moment in their lives. I can’t wait to book more sessions like it as the weather cools down in DFW.
While I adore in-home and studio sessions, shooting this newborn session outside was a unique and beautiful experience, the perfect way to capture this growing family in a setting that reflected the bigness and warmth of their love.
Here are a few reasons to consider an outdoor newborn photography session.
When the Weather Feels Great, Baby Does Too
I don’t recommend outdoor sessions when the weather is too hot or too warm since babies have a hard time regulating their own temperature. But the mild weather of Texas fall and spring is ideal for an outdoor newborn session. I also love this option for newborns because many babies can feel more relaxed outdoors—perhaps it’s the fresh air or the natural white noise, but I know many babies who go from grumpy to calm simply by moving outside. A happy baby always makes for an easier, more fun session!
If You’re a New Mom, Outside is Good for You Too
With my third baby on the way, I know from experience that the newborn days can be a little crazy. When you’re up half the night and tending to everyone’s needs but your own, it’s normal to feel a little blue. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your own health is get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Even better if you can take a walk in a beautiful location like Grapevine Lake! I loved throwing a photography session into the mix for this mama and her family, because it also gave everyone an excuse to dress up and feel pretty. At this session, Mama is wearing a dress from my exclusive client wardrobe, and the breezy outdoor setting and golden light are perfect for showing off its femenine lines and flowy skirt.
Make Your Session As Bold As Your Love
Now don’t get me wrong—I love a quiet, indoor newborn session with neutral backdrops and dreamy nurseries. There are so many reasons that style feels timeless. But I also love how these outdoor newborn photos reflect something of the boldness and power of welcoming a brand new baby into the world. The lapping waves, the sandy shore, the wild grass, the bright, wide sky—they complement by contrast the tininess and fragility of this baby girl, and they accentuate the warmth and protection found in her parents’ arms. To become a parent is to become a shelter, to embark on a brand new adventure, to make a promise that no matter how the world turns, you will love and cherish this child you’ve helped create. It is a love as bold and spectacular as a rolling landscape, as warm and powerful as a sunset sky. As an outdoor newborn photographer, it’s a privilege to witness that kind of love, and it’s wonderful to see it reflected and magnified by the right setting.
If you’re looking to book an outdoor newborn photography session in DFW, I’d love to work with you!
Ana Dufreche is a luxury, lifestyle photographer servicing the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. She specializes in motherhood, family, and newborn photography. Her sessions take place outdoors, in-home, and at her studio. The ADP studio is located in Downtown Dallas!
Ana Dufreche is a luxury Dallas wedding photographer. She aims to capture the most precious moments in people's lives and create a story for them to relive for years to come. If you're looking for a wedding photographer to capture your precious moments, contact Ana to schedule your big day.