A lifestyle session is incredible as we capture every day moments in a beautiful way, with your own things, that have meaning to you.
The session takes place in the comfort of your own home. Your Newborn is perfect the way they are. I don't try and make babies sleep or place them in unnatural poses.
When you look back on photos in years to come you will see the couch you sat on, the nursery where your baby slept and your baby in your arms where they belong.
PREPARING THE HOME
The 3 main areas i will photograph will be the living room, nursery and master bedroom.
Unless of course I notice you have another room of the house that would be perfect and more importantly if there is any other space that is important to you to capture, such as where you spend the most time with baby.
This could be bathing the baby, in the kitchen, anything that you do or want to remember looking back. All the day to day things now will be a memory one day.
Please keep clutter to a minimum in these rooms as it can be distracting in the photos, but also aim to keep it authentic to your family.
LENGTH OF SESSION
My In Home portrait sessions usually last between 1 and 2 hours. The session is very comfortable, you can feed, change and comfort baby at any time.
The rooms we are going to photograph in need to be very warm so if possible please have the heating on. Babies love the warmth especially when not wrapped.
I do not use props during my sessions, however if you have something in mind please let me know. I love to use any sentimental items you have such as swaddles or blankets, something someone made the baby etc. Please have 1 wrap available for me to wrap the baby.
THE MASTER BEDROOM
I think it is nice to use whatever bed spread you use, however keep in mind that loud patterns and colours are very distracting in the images. A white bed spread usually looks best in most cases.