If you search google for lifestyle newborn 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, I going to share what MY style of lifestyle newborn photography is.
The first thing I thing I should say is what my style is not…It is not super posed and stiff. My work is often described as emotive, candid, authentic, and joy filled. I do grab that shot for grandma of everyone looking perfectly at the camera quickly at the beginning of your session but then we move on. Now I should also add here that I do pose my clients. I am not a documentary newborn photography. During an in-home newborn session, you will find me continually directing and gently guiding families when needed. I also frequently step back and just let them be. This is often where the magic happens. Giving my families the room to just be usually produces the images they feel truly represent them and typically some of my favorites.
My style is 1000% about connection. Light and connection guide everything for me when I am shooting. This does not mean we do not laugh or have fun, it is actually the opposite (especially if toddlers are involved). Connection for me equals emotion. I want you to FEEL something with every image you look at. The perk of being at home is everyone, especially dads and toddlers, are much more relaxed. This truly allows them to let their guard down a bit to get those connected images everyone truly wants.
Lifestyle newborn photography for me also means letting the baby led the session. I keep my sessions very simple all the way down to how I pose the baby. I use your home, family, and simple swaddles to create timeless images that truly capture your new baby and family. This means you won’t find elaborate poses or fancy props at any of my sessions. It also means I don’t spend hours trying to make your baby sleep. My sessions typically take about 1-1.5 hours compared to some posed sessions that can last hours!
The best part of lifestyle newborn photography for me is it can be shot at any home, at a variety of ages, and in a variety of ways. Every newborn session for me is different. Even if I use to same pose, every family produces something unique. I am truly capturing YOUR family in YOUR home and telling YOUR story through my lens. This is what lifestyle newborn photography to me.
Does this type of session sound like the perfect fit for your family? Let’s chat about what to expect before, during, and after your newborn session.
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Angie Wynne Photography serves the St. Louis and surrounding areas specializing in lifestyle family, newborn, and maternity photography.
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