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, 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 know I’ve said it before, but fresh 48s have my heart. They truly are some of my favorite sessions to shoot. There is something so unique about these sessions that you just can’t capture at any other point. There are emotions and an overall feeling that is palpable in the room, I hardly have to guide clients.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are some of my favorites. Although, they are just as unpredictable as an outdoor family session, I personally love the real emotion that these sessions have. I shot this lovely family for an in-home this winter. I love when I get to meet clients prior to their newborn session. It makes the process so much more relaxed for everyone. We spent most of our session laughing and talking about the struggles of parenting.
Spring has finally arrived in St. Louis! This family session was one of my first spring session of the year. It was so easy to jump back into shooting outside with this sweet family. We kept it light and fun! We played games, danced to music, snuggled, and laughed.
You may remember this family from their maternity session this past winter. I loved being able to get to know Raquel and John a bit prior to their newborn session. I spent a lovely Sunday morning getting to know their first born, baby girl, Harlowe!
I spent a lovely Saturday morning with this new family of five. This lifestyle newborn session really represents why I love shooting this type of photography. When I arrived, the family was still getting everything together to get the session started. I took a quick tour of their adorable home to check out the lighting and such. There were so many cute little spots throughout their home that I simply loved.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are some of my favorite sessions. No two sessions are a like! Some are quiet and calm, yet others are energetic and loud! Each family brings a unique vibe and style to their session and that’s what I LOVE! My job as your photographer is to capture YOUR family as they are, not to make you look like a pinterest perfect family.
I know I have said before but I will say it again, Fresh 48s are hands down my favorite sessions! The emotions that are present in these sessions are so raw and real. As a new mom, you try to memorize every little detail of your new baby while fighting the pain and sleep deprivation that comes those first few days after delivery. I try to capture all those little details about a newborn that you want remember but that often change so quickly!
This baby girl rocked her 7 month milestone session. She was all smiles for most of our in home session! This age is so great to capture. They are still so young but have such a sweet personality and are changing so much. Plus, all those sweet baby rolls are the best!!! I am offering outdoor milestone minis starting in March. These will be 20 minute baby only sessions. Feel free to contact me for more details.