Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Most photographers recommend that you capture your new baby within 2 weeks of being born. Sometimes this can be difficult as you struggle to adjust to lack of sleep and getting to know this new person. The reason that most photographers require you to book within 2 weeks is because they start to perk up a bit and that makes difficult to pose these new little babies. With lifestyle photography you have a bit more wiggle room for booking a session as no posing of the baby will be done. Although, don’t wait too long….they start to gain weight and grow before you bat an eye. The sooner the better for booking a lifestyle newborn session….but within a month is recommended.
A lifestyle photographer captures just that….the way you’ve styled your life. The clothes, blankets, nursery room and other little details that make your life unique and important for you. A lifestyle photographer, like myself, will use their surroundings and the families interactions to guide their session. Not props or poses that are popular right now. While those are beautifully done it is not what inspires me.
No two collection of images come out looking just the same in a lifestyle session, yet. The emotion is (if not more so) touching as you are quickly drawn into the time when you first brought baby home. Exciting, sleepy, wrapped in her grandmother’s hand made baby blanket, receiving enough kisses so that she knows she’ll always be loved.
Newborn Studio Photography
Every bit of the studio is mobile, so in order to make it more comfortable for both you and the tiny newborn baby, we’ll pack it up and come to you. The lights, the backdrops, the camera, all of it. Keeping you and your baby in your environment allows a higher level of comfort, as the mother can feed when and where she needs to, in a relaxing atmosphere, as well as have access to diapers and cleaning supplies in the case of an accident. The other huge benefit to having a mobile studio is that we can also capture lifestyle photos while we’re there too.
With the studio setup, we can capture the sweet and perfect posed shots that everyone adores. With the studio posing, we definitely recommend being able to photograph the little one as early as possible, preferably within 10 days of birth. After the baby is more than just a few days old, we lose the ability to pose as easily because the baby will be more awake and wiggly.