St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn & Family Photographer telling the AUTHENTIC love story of family
One of the perks of being a family and newborn photographer is that I get to watch my families grow! Typically, most of my in-home newborn families,. return at 6-9 months for a milestone session and then for a 1 year family session. I can’t really explain how much I enjoy watching these babies grow. I often recommend your home for milestone and 1 year sessions. I truly believe there is something so timeless and emotional about photographing your baby throughout the year in the place that means the most to you and to them. Kids, especially babies, are SO much more comfortable in their own home.
Once a client books a lifestyle newborn session with me, one of the first question I often get asked is “When is the best time or age for our session?”. When you are choosing lifestyle newborn, you are getting the flexibility of timing. This means you are not stuck squeezing in your session during the first week or so of life, like in posed newborn sessions.
As a lifestyle newborn photographer, one of the number one questions I get is “What if my newborn won’t go to sleep during our session?. My answer is usually something along the lines of “don’t worry, we let the baby lead the session”. When I started out as a newborn photographer, I spent so much time trying to get babies to sleep soundly or lay exactly where and how I wanted them. This process only lead to stress from the baby, me, and the parents. It felt SO unnatural to me as mother and photographer.
As a lifestyle newborn photographer, I often get asked by my clients how they should approach their sessions. Do they need props? What should their newborn wear? What should they wear? What about their home? When do you shoot lifestyle newborn sessions? For me, I really focus on keeping things simple and keeping my families as informed as possible.
It took spending a fun morning with these boys to bring me back to my blog! In-home family sessions are where it is at for me! I will be doing a be push fo these sessions in 2020. Stay tuned for more details on that soon! I will always love capturing the craziness that having […]
Sharing a really fun in-home lifestyle session today! When Allison contacted me for an in-home family session, I was thrilled…and slightly nervous! She is a local, super talented photographer. I love love love photographing other photographers but I am usually a giant ball of nerves leading up to the session. Yet, this sweet family made me fell right at home and it felt like I was photogprahjng my own family.
I am finally blogging again! Once you check out this session, you will know why I had to jump back in. This in-home session is exactly how I love my to shoot my baby sessions, with lots of cuddling, laughing , and playing! I really do try to keep my sessions as laid back and easy as possible and with this family is was so easy!!
Recently I spent a morning with one of the CUTEST 1 year olds around. We had a laid back in-home family session to celebrate Rush turning 1! It was the perfect way to capture what this sweet family enjoys doing together and to capture how much Rush has grown. In-home lifestyle family sessions are not only for newborns, like a lot of people believe.
The best thing about lifestyle newborn sessions is you have more flexibility with the timing of your session. This baby boy was 7 weeks old for his newborn session. My main goal when shooting these sessions, is to capture your family as they are. That may mean a sleeping baby, an awake baby, or even both! We don’t spend hours trying to get your baby sleep.
I am SUPER excited to share this in-home newborn session. This session is a bit different from a lot of the newborn sessions I have shot but it is a direction I would love to start moving more into with my work. This session was approached with more of a documentary style and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out.