January 31, 2023
How To Prepare For A Lifestyle Newborn Session
- lifestyle ·
- Newborn ·
First of all, congratulations on your soon-expected little one! I know you can't wait to kiss those chubby cheeks and offer your finger for a tiny hand to squeeze. A lifestyle newborn session allows us to capture all those sweet moments within the first weeks of your baby's life outside the womb from the comfort of your home. As a Chattanooga newborn photographer and a mom myself, I live for these exact moments!
When your baby arrives you'll likely be exhausted and maybe even overwhelmed but your newborn session doesn't have to add to the stress. By planning it beforehand, you'll know exactly what to expect and can rest assured knowing you're going to get the newborn photos you want. I'll tell you everything you need to know to have a successful and easy newborn session.
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“We are blown away!! Thank you so much for these beautiful photos! You are wonderful! You knocked it out of the park again!! These are amazing!”
I offer lifestyle newborn photography that typically takes place with your home as the backdrop. Most new parents plan to photograph in one or two rooms in the house, like the nursery, your bedroom, a common living space, or anywhere that is special to you! We can also use a lifestyle photography studio for your session if you'd rather not use your own home.
Not sure exactly what you want or need? That's what I'm here for! Let's discuss it and I'll help you plan a lifestyle newborn photography session that is best for you.
A typical lifestyle newborn session lasts between 1 and 2 hours as I like to leave extra time for any feeding or changing or soothing that may need to happen. We won't be rushed and can take a break any time you need one. I'll take care of any setup so that all you have to do is enjoy the moments with your new baby.
Babies change so fast in the first few weeks and months so I always say the earlier the better. Most newborn sessions happen within the first 4 weeks when possible. If you want any sleepy baby posed shots, those are easiest in the first 2 weeks. Lifestyle newborn sessions can happen whenever but again, earlier is better because those changes are subtle but quick!
Babies change so quickly! I was just looking back at the monthly photos I did of my daughter and her 1-month photo looks so different from her newborn and her 2-month photo was even more different! I'm so glad I took photos so often.
It varies but they typically last between 1 and 2 hours. I like to leave plenty of time so that we aren’t rushed and can take breaks as needed.
Only as much as you want to! Most of the photos will only show a small part of your home and I can easily declutter the area where we'll be working before photos. Don't worry about making it look perfect! Most of the background will be blurry and no one will notice if the floors weren't mopped.
You are in luck because there are several lifestyle studios we can rent for a few hours so that you can get exactly the photos you want!
Yes, I do! Please contact me for more information.
No worries! Message me your question and I’ll get right back to you.
Discounts are available for booking a newborn session along with a Fresh48 session or Maternity session. I also offer bundles that include a number of sessions spanning Baby's first year. Details for the Baby's First Year Bundles can be found here.
Message me for a free consultation to discuss your perfect newborn photo session!