Welcome to today’s blog post, where we delve into the world of capturing precious moments with a newborn and toddler in the comfort of your own home. I’d like to highlight the aspects of this type of photography session.
When it comes to newborn photography, there are various approaches. However, a popular choice among families is an at-home lifestyle session. Unlike traditional studio sessions, at-home lifestyle sessions focus on capturing genuine moments within your own familiar surroundings. This creates a more personal and intimate atmosphere, allowing natural emotions and connections to shine through in the photographs.
One of the advantages of an at-home lifestyle newborn session is being able to include older siblings, like your toddler, in the experience. These sessions become a beautiful opportunity to capture the bond and interactions between siblings, creating lifelong memories for you to cherish.
Preparing your home for such a session is a relatively simple task. Keep in mind that less is often more. Clear away any clutter or distractions to create a clean and timeless backdrop for the photographs. Your photographer may provide guidance on specific areas of your home that work well for capturing these heartfelt moments.
During the session, I will focus on capturing the genuine emotions and connections within your family. This means that I won’t force uncomfortable poses or use complicated props. Instead, I will do my best to encourage natural interactions and guide you when needed. The aim is to create a collection of photographs that truly reflect your family’s unique dynamics.
A typical at-home lifestyle newborn session may include a mix of individual portraits of your newborn, candid moments with siblings, and heartwarming family photos. My goal is to capture both the big and small details – from tiny toes and fingers to the tender moments shared between family members.
In terms of clothing choices, it’s best to opt for comfortable and neutral-toned outfits. These will contribute to the timeless and warm atmosphere of the photographs. I work 1 on 1 with my clients when it comes to putting outfits together that best fit your vision and aesthetic for your newborn session.
Once the session is over, I will carefully select and edit the best images, ensuring they align with the timeless, warm, and emotive aesthetic that I strive for. The final collection will be a beautiful portrayal of love, connection, and the joy of welcoming a new member into your family.
Amanda Family Session
"We loved working with Crystal! She was wonderful through the booking process, flexible when our original plans were rained out, and most importantly, the pictures were absolutely gorgeous!! We couldn’t be happier with her work!"