I had the pleasure of kicking off my Memorial Day weekend photographing this beautiful family, who recently welcomed baby number three into their family. Big brother and sister are active toddlers, both under the age of four, so mom wanted an in home session. The in home newborn session is perfect for any family; however, for families who have active young children, having baby photographed in the comfort of the client’s home will alleviate much of the pressure and stress of this type of session and will also help facilitate more natural and organic images.
Newborn sessions tend to take a long time to photograph, especially with larger families. Even though my studio is equipped to handle families with children, I find that when toddlers are in their own home, they tend to be more relaxed. When I photograph in the client’s home, I can give the children numerous breaks throughout the session. I do this in my studio too, but in a home, they can truly step away from the photographs, which provides them with the opportunity to recharge. Most of the time, they go to another room and either have a snack or play a game. When they return from their break, they are ready to smile for the camera.
Another stress this type of session alleviates if that moms now don’t have to worry about dressing everyone in the family AND getting to a place on time. We all know how stressful it can be to get our children ready and to an event on time. I want my moms to be relaxed and I want their newborn session to be a pleasant and fin experience. I find that simple removing the travel element does those things.
Lastly and most importantly, everyone in the family seems so much more natural and relaxed when they are in the comfort of their one home. Everyone can cozy up in the master bedroom for some cuddly family photos or in the family room where they spend much of their day. Furthermore, I am provided with an opportunity to capture those in between moments, like dad playing with the children while mom nurses baby or the kids jumping on the couch while mom and dad are being photographed. I can photograph baby in her nursery, use family heirlooms, incorporate aspects fo your home decor into the session. All of these things help me to deliver a gallery that is truly authentic because these memories occur within the walls of your own home. Your photos will represent your family’s personality and, therefore, no two lifestyle newborn sessions are alike.
I had a great morning with this family and big brother and sister are not only adorable, but super good listeners too. I had a lot of fun photographing them and I just love their gallery of images. Here are a few of my favorites.
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