Maternity, Newborn, &
Family photography

Serving Columbia, SC &
the surrounding areas

Welcome to the NWP Blog!

Take a look around to see past maternity, newborn, and family sessions, read tips for clients, and get little peek into my life as a mom and photographer!

Simple & Sweet Heirloom Newborn Session at Home | Columbia, SC

One of the best parts of being a newborn photographer is being able to document my clients’ families as they grow over the years! I first met Caitlin when I photographed her sweet Peter Rabbit-themed baby shower in downtown Columbia. I still remember getting teary-eyed when she shared that she and Sean were expecting their second little miracle baby, and I was overjoyed to be able to document their first photos as a family of four during their in-home newborn session!

Preparing Your Home for a Newborn Session

Even though Caitlin and Sean were still getting settled into their new home when I photographed their session, you never would know looking at their photos! When I help my clients get ready for an in-home newborn session, we talk about choosing 1-2 rooms or spaces to stage and make photo-ready. Their beautiful living room was the perfect space for some snuggly family photos. It was also the perfect nod to their daughter’s newborn and first birthday milestone sessions in their first home! Baby boy’s nursery wasn’t quite finished yet, but we still grabbed a few sweet shots of him in his crib… including one of my favorite sibling photos EVER!

What to Wear for a Newborn Session in Your Home

For any photo session, but especially in-home newborn sessions, I encourage my clients to plan everyone’s outfits around a palette of 2-3 colors that complement their home’s decor. Not only does this create a cohesive look in your images, but it also ensures that the framed photos you display in your home will fit right in like beautiful artwork! Caitlin’s vision for their baby boy’s newborn session was to keep things simple. I absolutely loved the classic, southern vibe of their blue and white palette, especially her son’s monogrammed swaddle and bow and their daughter’s sweet, smocked dress!

Caitlin and Sean, I can’t thank you enough for inviting me to capture another season of life for your beautiful family! It has been such a privilege to share this journey with you, and I’m already looking forward to the next time. Big hugs to the FOUR of you!

Are you expecting a little one this year and looking for the perfect newborn photographer in Columbia, SC? I’d love to get to know you and chat about how we can capture the memories of this season and create beautiful artwork with them for your home! Send a hello through my contact form, and I’ll take it from there!

Nicole Watford, a newborn photographer in Columbia, SC

Hey, I’m Nicole!

Columbia, SC Newborn, Maternity, & Family Photographer

I’m a sentimental mom of two with a heart for helping moms like you have a stress-free photography experience. I’m here to help you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera and capture beautiful photos to tell the story of this season of life.

Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas