Newborn photography sessions are such sweet moments. I love entering the clients’ home to capture the joy and love that comes with a baby. Newborn sessions are very casual and take place in the clients’ home.
Posed and Candid – During the session a variety of images are captured. Some will be posed, like with the family dog or the newborn resting. The poses are casual poses, they will not take a lot of time. Most of the poses are candid in nature. In that, I will suggest a place to sit and encourage interaction between the family by suggesting to hug, laugh, or look at the camera.
Home – The session occurs at the clients home. Usually mid morning to early afternoon are great times. The lighting is great, and usually this is before the baby’s “witching hour.” Do not frantically clean the entire house. Many photos will occur in the nursery, the master bedroom, and any space that has a large window. Usually, very little of the actual home is shown in images. The focus is the family and baby.
Natural Light – Different from studio settings, lifestyle newborn utilizes natural light. When I arrive, I tell the client to turn off all overhead lights, pull up the blinds, and open the curtains. This type of light source is really beautiful. In case, I do carry an external light source, but I usually don’t need it.
Relaxed – The pace of the session is very casual. Before arriving, I instruct the parents to feed the baby and to turn the air up to 70 degrees. Creating a warm and cozy environment is key. Some other “tools” to have on hand include a pacifier (if baby uses one), sound machine, and blankets or swaddles. During the session we will break as needed, whether for the baby or siblings.
Entire Family – Lifestyle sessions include the entire family. Of course the baby will be captured alone. The beauty of lifestyle is it captures interactions between family members.
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