Lifestyle newborn sessions are perfect for the family that wants a more relaxed candid portrait experience.
We will chat ahead of time about 1-2 areas of your home that get great natural light in the morning and that you would like to show off in your images. There will be no formal posing and no props, etc. Just you and your sweet family in your own element.
These sessions are also ideal if you lost track of time and didn't get a posed newborn session booked in time. Because these images do not incorporate props or require baby to be sleeping etc. they can be done even after baby has passed the early newborn phase.
You will be sent a prep guide prior to your session that will guide you through choosing the best room in your house for these images and help you through getting that space ready for our time together.
Kristi is amazing! We feel so lucky to have had her capture our newborn photos. She made us feel so comfortable and the photos were better than anything we could have imagined!! Highly recommend!
Being new to town, I did a lot of research to find the right photographer for our newborn photos. We had an in home session rather than the studio so we could include our dog and some of our new home renovations. She was fantastic day of! Not only did she get all of our shots, but was so wonderful with our dog and is truly a baby whisperer! She made us feel so comfortable and the photos are beautiful and something we'll treasure forever. We can't recommend her enough!!!
If posed newborn images aren't really your thing and you prefer more candid photography lifestyle is a great fit.
Lifestyle sessions are a great way to show off your home.- perfect if there are a couple of areas in your home you just love or you just decorated a to die for nursery and would like to incorporate those spaces in your photos.
Sometime larger families opt for in home lifestyle sessions because they would rather not deal with wrangling multiple children to get ready and drive over to the studio.
Lifestyle sessions are also a great option if you forgot to book your newborn studio session in advance so baby isn't quite tiny or curly enough for the posed studio poses but you still want your little one captured.
Choose 1-2 areas in your home that get the best morning light. Sessions take place around 9:30 -11 am so that is the best time to look for beautiful diffused light in your home. You will send me photos of those areas to make sure we are on the same page and that the areas will work for your session.
Before I arrive for the session it is helpful if you do some basic decluttering in photo areas. Please do not worry about cleaning your home. This is the last thing you need to be concerned about after bringing home a baby. Simply remove anything that you don't want shown in your images: cords, chargers, cups, books, etc. If you are using your master bedroom I suggest covering your bed with a fluffy neutral colored bedspread-nothing too busy.
Please be dressed and ready to go before I arrive for the session. Outfits are not provided for baby for in home lifestyle sessions. I suggest dressing baby in a neutral colored outfit or plain white onesie for their images. Wraps also work great and I will bring a couple of neutral wrap options.
Lifestyle images are a great time for cozy cuddly vibes so whatever feels comfortable is great!
Shirts without buttons that are soft and neutral in color (ideally without pattern) are great for the Dads and big brothers. This will ensure a comfy spot for baby to lay their heads and avoiding bright colors ensures there are no odd colors reflected onto babies skin. Always avoid logos.
Mommas can wear comfy pants or leggings and a favorite cute comfortable top or a relaxed fitting dress that is easy to nurse in if needed.
Babies outfit should be something that doesn't distract from their sweet little face. Loud colors and patterns, logos, etc can distract from the simplicity and beauty of a newborn lifestyle image.