Newborn baby napping on a white blanket in his parent's home in Moab, Utah.

Newborn Photography in Moab: Capturing Timeless Moments

In the picturesque landscapes of Moab, Utah, where red rocks meet clear skies, capturing the precious moments of a newborn’s early days becomes a truly precious experience. Recently, I had the privilege of photographing Elijah in Arches National Park. You can see the session here: Newborn Pictures in Arches National Park.

This week we photographed little Elijah in the comfort of his parents’ bedroom. Despite his initial wide-eyed curiosity, we managed to coax him into a brief nap, resulting in a series of beautiful images that the family cherished.

Newborn baby napping on a white blanket in his parent's home in Moab, Utah.
Precious Elijah in Moab, Utah

Working with families in Moab is always a delight, and as we gear up for the bustling season ahead, it’s a reminder of the unique moments we get to freeze in time for families to cherish forever. Newborn photography is not just about creating aesthetically pleasing images; it’s about encapsulating the essence of a new life, the purest form of love, and the joy that radiates from the heart of a family.

As a photographer I may be biased, but I genuinely believe that it’s essential for new parents to consider the having their newborn’s pictures taken. The early days of a baby’s life are fleeting, and capturing those moments allows families to revisit and relive the magic years down the line. These photographs become cherished keepsakes, telling a story of the family’s journey through the early days of parenthood.

Newborn baby sucking on his thumb. Moab Newborn Photographer

Timing is crucial when it comes to newborn photography. The ideal window is within the first two weeks of the baby’s arrival when they are still in that curled-up, sleepy state. Though Elijah was initially awake and bubbly during our session, we managed to create a serene atmosphere, allowing him to peacefully nap for a precious 30 seconds. It’s during these moments of tranquility that the most heartwarming and timeless images are captured.

To prepare for a newborn photoshoot, parents should ensure a comfortable and warm environment. Simple props, like soft blankets and adorable outfits, can add a touch of personality to the images without overwhelming the delicate simplicity of a newborn portrait.

The joy of working with families and capturing the essence of new life is unparalleled. These images not only serve as beautiful mementos but also as a timeless celebration of the love that surrounds the arrival of a precious new family member.


Hi there! Thank you for stopping by! I’m Marta Mannuzza, owner of By Mannuzza Photography, a Moab UT newborn photographer specializing in capturing your story and your love in Utah and Western Slope. I hope you found my glimpse of little Elijah’s photo session I shared today to be helpful and if you are interested in chatting with me more about family photos, let’s connect.

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If you love these photos, and you are looking for a Moab newborn photographer I would love to hear what you’re dreaming up and plan your session. With over 5 years of specializing in photographing tiny humans, and young families I would love to photograph you in this absolutely stunning landscape. To see more of my maternity & newborn portfolio please click over here and get in touch if this is something you would love for your newborn.

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