April 28, 2023
Bringing a newborn into the world is a beautiful and exciting experience for any family. As a newborn photographer I am honored to have a front row seat to some of your family’s first moments together. From the first few moments of bonding to the countless memories created over the first few weeks, every moment is precious. Newborn photography is a wonderful way to ensure that they are never forgotten and is one the best parts of my job! There are some incredible benefits of scheduling an in-home lifestyle newborn session.
An in-home lifestyle newborn session is a portrait session that takes place in the comfort of your own home. These sessions generally take place sometime within the first eight weeks of birth. The goal of lifestyle newborn photography is to capture natural and authentic moments that tell the story of the baby’s early days. The focus is on your newborn and the love and connection within your family.
One of the main benefits of an in-home lifestyle newborn photography session is the comfort and convenience it provides. Your home is a familiar environment where you and your family are most comfortable. You don’t have to worry about packing up all the necessary items for a studio session or worry about the logistics of getting everyone there. Additionally, with a lifestyle Birmingham newborn photography session, you can capture images of your baby’s first moments in his/her nursery.
Another significant advantage of an in-home lifestyle newborn session is the ability to capture the unique personality of your family. Your home is a reflection of who you are and your style, and the photos taken during an in-home session can showcase that. Many parents spend countless hours planning and setting up their baby’s nursery. These photos serve as a beautiful and lasting reminder of the newborn’s early days and can also help preserve memories of the nursery decor and setup.
During your lifestyle newborn photography session, I will capture natural and candid moments of your family interacting with your new baby. Unlike traditional posed newborn photography, there is no need to worry about getting your baby to sleep. Instead, the focus is on capturing authentic moments and emotions among family members. I use [mostly] natural light and minimal props to create a cozy and natural atmosphere. I love natural light and will always gravitate toward the rooms in your home with the best light. Don’t be surprised if I ask you to take photos in your gorgeous all-white kitchen. I love being creative and utilizing beautiful spaces in your home. We can also head outside to photograph family photos on your porch or in your yard.
It is important to keep in mind that your lifestyle Birmingham newborn photography session will take longer than a traditional portrait session. I generally allow one and a half to two hours for your session. This time includes time to feed and change Baby as needed throughout our session.
Most, if not all, families want at least 1 traditional image of everyone looking at the camera. So, we will absolutely prioritize that. I will also capture images of Baby alone, with each parent, with parents together, and with siblings. We will use your Baby’s crib, a moses basket, and other beautiful furniture throughout your home. Because newborns change so quickly, I will photograph close-up details of Baby’s face and tiny hands and feet.
You will often hear me ask you to snuggle, kiss, and nuzzle your baby. Let’s be real–whenever the camera isn’t around, that’s what I would find you doing. I want to capture real authentic moments between you and your baby. These are the ones that capture the real, raw emotion and love among family members. In addition, these images are guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat whenever you look at them.
Overall, clients can expect a relaxed and enjoyable experience, with the end result being beautiful, natural images that capture this special time in your life.
If you’re expecting and looking to schedule a Birmingham newborn photography session, I would love to connect with you! You can contact me here to inquire about booking your in-home newborn session.
Be sure to check out Whitney’s newborn feature on The Kindred Path.
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Newborn and family photography for busy moms who want to preserve all of life's greatest moments. Serving Birmingham, AL and surrounding areas.