Once again, I love my repeat clients. I know I say it a lot, but I do. I first met this family through a friend and I photographed their newborn daughter back in the day when I was doing studio newborn photography in my old home. She was the cutest little peanut there ever was. Naturally, when second baby comes around, I love the opportunity to catch up with these families! One of the benefits, for me, to travel to my client’s homes is that I am always so delightfully shocked when I walk in and see that they have printed their photos! It is the nicest little “AW YAY!” moment. Too often, we will save our pictures, or upload to social media, but never display them. So, I loved when I walked in and saw their first newborn pictures were on display in frames in their living room. It made me so happy! And, this boy’s hair.. good gracious! Adorable. I am in love with their newborn pictures! <3 Congrats K Fam!
This family is from my Maternity & Family Greenhouse session (and one of my all time favorite families). I am finally getting around to blogging about their newborn - but I’ll have to share this newborn’s 6 month pictures (and soon to come one year pictures). To say I’m a little behind is an understatement. Anyway, I have talked about this family keeps me laughing and it was no surprise that their lifestyle newborn session would be any different. Their first baby, Big Red, was photographed in my in-home studio and was so chunky and perfect. This go around, since I don’t have an in home studio anymore, I came to their house.. only to find out that they were getting ready to move to Texas. :( So, in a way, this was their last hoorah in this house and a memory that they can always hold on to. I love that this family just sat back and let me capture their version of real life. <3 Love y’all, Edge fam! See you soon for that one year session! Ha!
Lifestyle newborn sessions can be combined with wrapped poses so you get the best of both worlds. The family interaction (fur babies included), but also some sweet images of just baby alone. I like the variety that this provides to families. I have always been a strong proponent of lifestyle in home sessions for newborn photography because it does capture your life in that moment. That house. Those rooms. That crib (that they probably have never slept in.. yet). I just feel like they capture so much emotion down the road and you are instantly taken back to this time in your life where you are sleep deprived and just trying to get the hang of this whole parenting thing. This is one example of a lifestyle newborn session that is combined with a wrapped portion. Congrats, C family on your new bundle of joy!
Lily's mom is one of my Belly to Baby parents. This family decided to have a lifestyle newborn session for a more relaxed, photojournalistic approach. Lifestyle sessions happen in your home approximately two weeks after baby is born. I utilize elements of your home to capture this brief moment in your family's history. Families enjoy lifestyle sessions because it is more like real-life. There is no extensive posing and the images are more natural. I try to capture real life moments. Luckily, Lily was born in the summer so we took advantage of the NC heat and even got some family shots outdoors.