Nest’s award-winning photographer Holly Kirkland Clouser will create studio-quality images of your newborn that are unique, beautiful, and memorable--all from the comfort of your home!
Nest Newborn Photography brings the studio to you! All sessions take place in the safety and comfort of your home, but Nest brings all the equipment necessary for studio-quality images that creatively feature your newest addition. Sit back and relax while Nest takes care of all the custom details--This is a full-service, luxury experience from your initial Consultation Appointment to the personalized delivery of your printed fine art portraits!
Nest's goal is to provide you with an incredible experience from start to finish, and to eliminate all stress from your participation in the process. Rest assured, Nest is an APNPI-accredited newborn photographer trained in newborn posing and safety to ensure the best care for your most prized possession!
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"Wow! If I could give 10 stars I would!! Holly was absolutely amazing. Her communication prior to the photo session, during and after was so thorough and timely. Not to mention, her creativity and photography skills were incredible! The best part of it all- she came to our house with ALLLLLLLL the props and outfits. It was all stress lifted off my plate. Holly was sooooo kind and patient. She followed my baby’s lead and never forced something that wasn’t natural or meant to be. Holly even incorporated our fur baby, which was extremely meaningful to us! Throughout the session we laughed at the multitude of faces my son was making as he was sleeping. It certainly was a memorable moment for us. Overall not only did we receive AMAZING photos, we also had a positive experience and a wonderful day. I will be sure to recommend her to my friends. Thank you again Holly!!!!"
-ERIKA G. (5-Star Google Review)
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Photographer Holly Kirkland Clouser (right) and her husband, Jeff, live in Wilmington, DE. Holly graduated from Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) majoring in Psychology, with a focus in Developmental Psychology, including research on creative development in 2-6 year olds. Holly spent a semester abroad in the Greek islands, studying painting, photography, and culture. She earned her M. Ed. from Wilmington University and taught in early childhood before leaving to focus on her art and photography full-time. Holly looks forward to working with you and meeting your family's newest addition!
Thanks for letting me introduce myself!
My name is Holly Kirkland Clouser, and I began Nest Newborn Photography LLC as a culmination of my many interests. I have been honored to be internationally recognized for my portrait work of children, as well as my photography in other genres. My background in developmental psychology and as an early childhood educator gives me a deep understanding of the needs and inner-workings of young children, and perhaps an edge above the rest when working with your newborn’s older siblings for those precious family images! A genuine love for the innocence and curiosity of all children has drawn me to capture the fleeting moments of this phenomenal life stage.
I bring my creativity as a mixed media artist and certification as a floral designer (CFD) to Nest as well. These skills emerge in my images through textures, fibers, fabrics, and floral installations that feature your newborn in an ethereal, natural setting. I love being able to layer colors and textures to create an aesthetic that sets me apart from other photographers, generating timeless-yet-unique images that are works of art in themselves. As a result, I arrive at your session with a car FULL of things to help me accomplish exquisite results!
I approach my creative vision by paying the utmost attention to details using handmade, high-end items that photograph beautifully. In addition to natural textures and warm neutrals, I use color in sophisticated ways, never overwhelming or distracting from your baby. Rather, I focus on designing a set-ups so that your baby is the feature, surrounded by rich tones and natural inspiration. Nature never goes out of style, is not merely a trend, and has an enduring magnetism--I love using these qualities to frame your most precious possession!
I do not like to focus on mimicking the work of other photographers, although I greatly value learning from pioneers in the field of newborn photography and constantly study to increase my technical knowledge. I eagerly anticipate the challenge of designing something YOU will love, which reflects your family and the environment you call home. Moreover, all babies are different--and with Nest, so are their sessions! No two sessions are the same since I style your session uniquely to your taste. I take pride in this aspect of my work since it makes your photographs one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
I feel my love for my job resonates in my work, and would love the opportunity to capture the ultimate images of your newborn. My photographic approach is sure to complement the purity and beauty of your baby in unique, timeless ways. Please reach out by emailing NestNewbornPhotography@gmail.com or by using the form on the "Contact" page so we can discuss how Nest would be a great fit for your family!
Holly Kirkland Clouser
Owner, Nest Newborn Photography LLC