What is a lifestyle newborn shoot?
A lifestyle newborn shoot takes place in the comfort of your own home. My focus with newborn portraits is to emphasize their natural surroundings at home. Less props and posed, more classic and natural. Family and siblings portraits are also a highlight of each newborn shoot as is the baby’s nursery. Some are concerned with their home decor and if it’s the right fit for an in home shoot. I’ve shot in many different types and sizes of homes and can find the most attractive spot with optimal lighting.
Another important aspect of a lifestyle newborn shoots is showing the connection between baby and family (specifically mom and dad). While I do encourage newborn portraits to be shot within the first 2 weeks of life, it is not a requirement.
Do you offer mini sessions?
Yes! Mini sessions are offered twice a year, spring and fall. These are 20 minutes long and are mostly reserved for quick family or children’s portraits. The intention of the mini is to get a taste of what a full session would be like, while also allowing for special occasions to be documented (Easter and Christmas).
What does digital download mean?
Digital download means that you will be able to directly download all of your edited images from your proofing gallery. No need to wait on a flash drive or a disc. Your digital downloads are immediately available after editing is finished, along with your print release, and can be neatly saved on your computer.
I greatly encourage each of my clients to print as much as they can. These are tangible prints that will be handed down for generations. We hand down prints and albums to our children and grandchildren, not hard drives. Print your heirlooms!
What do we wear for our session?
For family and children sessions, I recommend what your family is most comfortable in. If you like lots of color and that fits in with your home decor style, by all means go for lots of colors. The same goes for your children; if they’re comfortable in bubbles and dresses, or like running around with just a diaper cover, let them be.
For newborn sessions, I’m mostly working with your baby, so simple layette and knits are great choices for clothing. Pinterest is also an excellent resource for outfit inspiration.
Here are a few of my favorite resources for baby and child: