When most people think of newborn photography, they think of sweet, naked babies posed in props or on fabric and while I obviously offer that style of session with my studio newborn package, I offer something else too and that is a lifestyle newborn session. These sessions can be a great alternative to a studio session when parents contact me after the 10 day window, or they can be scheduled in the first week of life like any other session. They offer a more natural, laid-back approach to your newborn images and in my opinion a more emotional one as well. I have to admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for these sessions! Many parents shy away from the option because they are afraid of being photographed or because they worry their house will be too messy, but when I think back to the first precious days and weeks of my son’s life I remember just staring at him, taking in all his precious features and watching him sleep. A lifestyle session celebrates and captures that stage of your baby’s life in a way that can be really beautiful. No major posing, no backdrops, no props….just your home and your baby and lots of snuggles captured forever.
Here are some images from a recent lifestyle session that I’m absolutely in love with. Enjoy!