Newborn photos focused on your family's love and precious new moments

October 23, 2017 / Lifestyle Newborn Photography

In Home Newborn Photography

In home newborn photography, aka lifestyle newborn photography, what is it? When you hear “lifestyle” think: natural, organic. Most lifestyle newborn portraits are taken in your home, with your famil...

In home newborn photography, aka lifestyle newborn photography, what is it? When you hear “lifestyle” think: natural, organic. Most lifestyle newborn portraits are taken in your home, with your family as props and background. The focus is less on themed costumes, beautiful baskets, newborn poses and more on your love and moments with your new little one. (Hence the reason people also refer to them as lifestyle newborn session).

In home newborn sessions are meant to freeze and capture these fleeting moments in time. If you have children already, you know the days (& nights!) are long but the weeks and months pass by like an autumn breeze. With these sessions, we’ll capture the moments of your sweet cuddle sessions, the interaction of your older kids with their newest sibling, how you can just gaze at your little one and lose all track of time, and all the moments in between. When your little one is finally off to kindergarten and you pull out these images, you’ll feel all the joy and wonder of these first days. You’ll hear the sound of their kitten cry. Lifestyle newborn photography is meant to make you feel something, remember something, and love those moments.

You’ve waited nine months to hold your little one in your arms, to place them in the nursery you’ve created so, to me, it only makes sense to photograph in there, with you. Capture your newest, sweetest moments in a place that has meaning to you and your family. #capturethememories

Scroll down to read a few FAQs regarding In Home Newborn Sessions
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FAQ for In Home Newborn Sessions

When should I schedule my session?

Ideally, between 3-14 days.  Don’t panic if you miss the sweet spot, one month olds are cuddly and chunky and cuties too.  But yes, ideally within those first two weeks.

Okay, but how do I schedule a session when I don’t know for sure when my little one is arriving?

When we book your newborn session together, I use your due date as a temporary placeholder on the calendar.  I only take a certain number of newborn sessions a month because your sweet babies… well, their arrival is a little hard to predict.

How long do sessions last?

You and your baby run the show.  Sessions typically last around two hours with breaks mingled in for diaper changes and feedings.  We go at your pace.

What should I expect during the session?

When I first arrive I’m probably going to be so happy to see you and gush all over you and your little one.  Your husband may raise his eyebrows thinking we’re long lost friends or something.  In part, we may be, because we’ll have communicated quite a bit (hopefully!) beforehand.  After saying hello, I will scope out your home for areas with the best light. I primarily shoot newborn lifestyle images in the nursery, master bedroom and living room however it’s more about finding the rooms with the best light.

The baby will typically determine the flow of the session. If he is hungry when I arrive, then I will start with some feeding and changing shots. If he’s sleeping soundly in the crib (kudos to you!) then I’ll start with some crib and nursery shots. There is no set schedule or plan; as a parent myself, I’ve learned to adapt.

Although this is lifestyle session, I do offer gentle guidance for posing to get the ball rolling and help clients settle in.

I will make use of your home, your décor, your furniture, etc… I may need to move some things around or take a frame off the wall but it won’t be anything big.  You, your little one, and your family’s love are the focal point.

What about siblings?

Yes!  I love having siblings in the sessions.  In home sessions are focused on your new sweet one and your family.  I work to make sure brothers and sisters feel just as special as baby.  Those candid sibling shots that you and the grandparents want start with the siblings feeling comfortable and loved <3 We’ll talk about this more once you book your session.

Mommas, from my heart to your’s, this is a beautiful moment in your family.  Relax and love hard on it.

Want to see another in-home session? Check out this one and learn about where set up most of the sessions in your house

Or check out a few maternity sessions here and here

Or contact me!


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I”m 20 weeks with my first and cannot wait for my first lifestyle newborn session!

So exciting Stephanie! I’m looking forward to seeing your portraits

These photos are so adorable! You’re making this sworn-to-be-mama-of-one start possibly, just maybe, so-you’re-saying-there’s-a-chance, think about another one….. Ha ha!

oh gosh, now your SO is going to hate me 😉 haha

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