Newborn portraits are such a cherished memory! I specialize in lifestyle newborn photography. What makes this style unique? I photograph your new baby with the entire family in the comfort of your home or a studio. The images captured are organic and natural. Poses may include cradling your newborn in the nursery, siblings cuddling with baby, a portrait of baby in a bassinet or crib. Each session is different and is centered around the family and baby.
The best time to hold a lifestyle newborn session is when the baby is one to three weeks old, when they still sleep very well. Often, the best time of day for these sessions is between 10am and noon. Babies are usually in their best mood at this time. Also, if younger siblings are included, the morning is better for them too! Plan on the session taking approximately 1.5 hours. It is best to feed the baby and small children right before the session.
When I arrive at the photo location, I will select rooms with abundant window light. I like to include the family’s items in the pictures such as the crib, special blankets, and any keepsake item. To every session I bring a woven Moses basket and simple swaddles. Generally, I love using the client’s items which create individual character for each session.
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