St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn & Family Photographer telling the AUTHENTIC love story of family
2020 WHAT A YEAR! 2020 started off as THE year. This was the year I was going to take my business and life to the next level. I had such high expectations and goals heading into January 2020. Sound familiar for anyone else? If only we all knew in January what 2020 truly had in […]
If you search google for newborn photography in St. Louis, you will find hundreds of photographers, anywhere from studio to lifestyle to documentary. As a parent, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what each style means and what is best for your family. Instead of describing all the different types of newborn photography, […]
So you have booked a newborn session with me and you maybe wondering, what happens next? Now that we have secured your due date on my calendar, now the fun begins! You instantly get access to my amazing VIP Facebook group. This is a laid back group exclusively for my clients. In this group, I […]
In-home newborn photography, often called lifestyle newborn photography, has become quiet popular over the years. People fell in love with the emotion, light, and simplicity of in-home photography. There is something so timeless about capturing your baby in the place where you brought them home. As an expectant mama looking for someone to capture those […]
If you have been following my work for a bit, then you know my love for capturing newborns in their homes. In-home newborn and family sessions will always have my heart. But during a global pandemic, like COVID-19, I want to provide all of my families the opportunity to capture their brand new baby even if they do not want to be indoors. I shot my first sunset newborn session shortly after St. Louis allowed photography to start again. I was honestly a little unsure of how this would go. Once I saw the gorgeous light we had for this session, I instantly knew this would be such an amazing option for so many families, especially families with toddlers.
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.
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!!
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.