Updated: Jan 22
Congratulations on the newest member of your family! The first weeks with a newborn can be exhausting but are filled with so much wonder and many precious moments that come and go in the blink of an eye.
Lifestyle newborn photography focuses on these authentic and candid moments. It is my joy to document the love filled interactions between your baby and the family life they will be joining. I will also document their new little hands and toes, their nursery and anything else that is important to you. Together we will create images that feel natural, are full of love and true to your life; images that will be cherished for generations to come.
If you have other children, they may or may not be interested in having their picture taken. That is ok! Before I arrive talk to them about what is going to happen and make it exciting and be positive. Tell them my name beforehand so they have an idea of who I am and why I am there. If your children have tears or a hard day don't worry, this is story telling photography and that is all part of the story!
I value your family values and will be open and responsive to your requests and ideas when planning together. If you have questions at any point in the process, please ask.
Tips In Preparing for Your Session
Dress in comfortable clothes! Try and coordinate your family. Neutral or earth tones and solid colors work the best.
Don't worry about cleaning your entire house. Tidy up just the rooms we will be using, they don't have to be deep cleaned, just free from any clutter so we can avoid distractions in your images.
Open the blinds and curtains in the rooms we will be using to allow in as much natural light as possible. We will turn off any artificial lights. We can also go outside and spend time in your yard if you would like to.
If it's important to you, it's important to me! Set out any items you would like photographed. Some ideas could be blankets, outfit, shoes, headbands, hats, stuffed animals, book, or basket. I will bring a blanket or a wrap along just in case we want to add them in.
Make sure the whole family has eaten prior to the session, hungry tummies are hard to ignore. If siblings need a snack in the middle of the session, that is ok! Keep your baby on the same eating schedule that they are used to. We want to make as few disruptions as possible.
Pets are part of the family and are also welcome to join in! If you have a pet who does not like to be approached, please tell me beforehand.
Most importantly, this time is about you and your family. Relax, do you. I am not here to change anything, but to be your storyteller.
If you have killer planning tips that should be on the list, message me!