Lifestyle newborn sessions photograph the raw essence of emotions that are still fluttering high from the birthing journey. A lifestyle newborn session is an in-home documentary style of photography that captures your newborn baby and the memories that are quickly forming within your home. This style of session highlights the delicate nature of your newborn baby’s arrival, naturally captivating the excitement of your growing family.
One of the main benefits of a lifestyle newborn session is that it allows you, mama and baby, both to be comfortable and relaxed. You are still navigating life’s new daily routine. Let’s be honest. You’re probably too tired to do much else! An in-home newborn photography session is perfect for you if you’re healing from a C-section because you get to stay in the comfort of your home.
Another great benefit to in-home newborn sessions is that they allow the whole family to be involved. Your furry friends may join in as well, safety-permitting, of course! Everyone is overjoyed by the sweet baby coos, yawns, sneezes, and stretches. Many times close relatives are visiting from out-of-town to lend a few extra helping hands. This is a great way to capture your loved-ones bonding with your newborn baby when they may not be able to easily travel in the future.
Any home is perfect for a lifestyle newborn session! The best time of day is usually early morning or midday, depending on when your house gets optimal natural light shining through. If your home doesn’t receive a lot of natural light, we may limit the areas being photographed. The bedroom, living room, and possibly even the kitchen(think baby’s first bath!) can all be photographed. A lifestyle newborn session is also a great time to show off your nursery that you’ve been obsessing over for the past 9 months. If you don’t have a nursery, that’s no problem! We will put more focus on the areas in the home where you spend the most time connecting or wherever has the best lighting.
We may move things around and tidy up any clutter in the background to make the photos a bit more pleasing to the eye. However, remember that you are documenting YOUR life as authentically as possible. The memories being made in your home are ones that you never want to forget and will cherish forever.
The session typically occurs when your baby is between 7-21 days new. However, sometimes life is complicated. You may need to schedule outside of this time range, which is okay! We are on baby and mama time!
At this age, your baby is mostly interested in sleeping, eating, and snuggling. This time is the perfect opportunity to photograph the small details like their tiny fingers and toes that make them unique. The session may last up to 2 hours, allowing ample time for your baby to be fed and changed throughout the process. We know having a dry bum, and a full belly makes for a happy baby! Your newborn may also be alert which will create beautiful photographs of them making eye-contact and showing the emotional connection with you, the family, and even the camera!
Ready to capture your new journey through motherhood? Visit my site at https://jasmysambac.com and fill out my contact form. I can’t wait to capture these memories for you and your family!