You’ve probably seen lifestyle newborn photography before but you just didn’t know that it had a name. It’s very popular with celebrities showing off their gorgeous nurseries as they ooh and aah over their brand new babies. The images are always very casual and relaxed, the couple usually wearing jeans and dressy tops with bare feet. Sometimes the whole family is piled on the bed together or it might just be an intimate photo of mom and baby.
Natural, casual, at home but still elegant. Those are a few things my clients use to describe the type of newborn session they are looking for. I know that what they want is a session that captures their family as they really are. Photos that highlight the nursery they’ve spent weeks decorating! The rocking chair that their parents rocked them to sleep in and now they will rock their babies to sleep in. They want their photos to look like the ones they’ve seen in magazines because let’s be honest we all want gorgeous photos to look back on and remember these precious moments!
Focus on Family
So what is a lifestyle newborn photography session? It is a simple and relaxed session that focuses on the love parents have for their new baby in their own home. It captures what day to day life looks like as they cuddle their bundle of joy. I like to focus on the family as a whole along with each parent with the baby and siblings too. Of course, we will definitely get photos of just the baby in things like a simple wrap or a handed down family blanket. Those are the things that really bring life to your session.
If you are looking for a session that has a casual, natural feel without crazy props or poses then lifestyle is for you. If your idea of the perfect photo is the whole family, pets included piled onto the bed laughing and smiling then lifestyle is for you. If you have designed the most amazing nursery and you want photos showing off all the little details you picked out then lifestyle is definitely for you!
My lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home 7-14 days after the baby is born typically. But the great thing about lifestyle is that we can do them later if need be. If you were so overwhelmed being a new mom and now your baby is a month old, don’t worry we can still do a lifestyle session! Sleeping babies are adorable but babies that can stare soulfully into your eyes will capture your heart forever. I have found that being able to come to my clients home lets me tell their story in a way that I can’t in a studio. We can use elements in your home that have meaning to you as the backdrop to your photos!
So if Lifestyle Newborn Photography sounds like exactly the style you want for your newborn photos then let’s chat! Contact me today to set up a free consultation to talk about what you want in your newborn photos and how you plan to display them as your baby grows!
What is Lifestyle Newborn Photography?
*I get it, planning what to wear for your maternity or newborn session can be overwhelming! What is going to look good on camera, how do I dress my baby bump, how do I dress my post-baby body? The worst is how do I coordinate my hubby, kids and me so we look stylish and not like a family from awkwardfamilyphotos.com?!?!? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered with tips, tricks and done for you outfit planning! Just click the link below to get your FREE ebook and get inspired!