With these cold winter months I haven’t been able to get outside and shoot family sessions as much as I’d like but you know what – that’s ok cause ya girl would F R E E Z E!!! I’m a cold natured woman who prefers to hibernate until its at least 70 degrees. But I’ve still had some great opportunities to capture a few at home lifestyle newborn sessions.
If you’re pregnant and interested in learning more about these sessions, you’re in luck! Or, if you’re a baby fanatic and love seeing photos of squishy features – buckle up! Today I’m going to share everything you need to know about what to expect, how to prepare for, and what happens after a lifestyle newborn session with me.
First of all the best way to communicate or contact me regarding sessions is always through my website. I have a “Contact Form” that can be filled out and provides me with all the important details. This form can be found on the bottom of any page on the website! After you inquire, I’ll immediately email you the Maternity Milestone Proposal. This email will include a link with alllllll the details about sessions, what’s offered, packages, prices, etc. – the works!
I currently offer these types of sessions with the Maternity Milestone Package:
After you chose your package, you’re then able to pay the deposit and sign the contract ALL ONLINE – see y’all I’m all about making things easy for everyone!
What To Expect
You’ve decided to add Lifestyle Newborn Session to your Maternity Milestone package and are ready to prepare for your session!! Yayyyy!!! These sessions are great because they are a bit more relaxed and free flowing with a focus on simplicity, connection and storytelling! I have the opportunity to capture photographs of a newborn interacting within their very first environment, their home.
I usually tell clients to plan for 1.5 hours for this session. There is a loose order when I shoot, but I keep that completely flexible depending on feed times, cuddle breaks, and the occasional – toddlers being toddlers. In regards to poses, I give direction and guidance to a point, such as positioning you in the best light, asking you to look at each, look at your baby, etc. but mostly I am just creating a space and opportunities for connections to happen naturally.
How To Prepare
Alright first things first – – Clean, declutter, but DO NOT stress! I love “lived-in” homes, but the reality is that you don’t want anything too distracting in your images. You also don’t want sterile. So find the balance that is right for you. 🙂 Ultimately I will only shoot in the areas with the best natural light so no need to be deep cleaning the entire house right after you’ve brought home your sweet babe.
If you’d like, I can also help with choosing outfits … hey, one less thing you have to plan, am I right haha! I always suggest neutral, some pops of color, textures and COMFORTABLE. I love bright, airy, whites, grays, bright pops of color and simplicity when it comes to newborn photography. Your session need to represent YOU and your family honestly as possible. Before your session, feel free to send me photos and ideas and I will be happy to give you wardrobe advice.
Our session together has come to an end and you are now eagerly waiting for those first few edited previews. I try my best to have a couple of photos ready to share within 48 hours. Generally I’ll post these on my facebook page but if you’d prefer I’m more than happy to text them to you first. Afterwards the completed gallery is ready within 1-2 weeks and you’ll receive an email with a link to allllllll your beautiful photos.
*BONUS* now all of my clients (not just maternity milestone) receive a complimentary App with your gallery that can be easily downloaded to your phone for easy access to all of your photos for viewing, sharing, downloading, and ordering prints!!
Now I know those first few days at home with baby are crazy trying to find a new groove to this new lifestyle. But rest assured that I do my best to make these as comfortable for everyone involved! Interested in learning more, great! I’d love to chat about what you’re looking for. Feel free to contact me HERE and let me know a little about You.
All my best,
P.S. Before I leave, here’s some more favorites from recent lifestyle newborn sessions <3
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