Chattanooga Newborn Photographer

sleeping newborn in matching hat and gown lies at foot of the bed while parents whisper to eachother in the background.

Why choose me as your Lifestyle Newborn photographer?

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.

Chattanooga Newborn Photographer Portfolio

Please enjoy a small collection of some of my favorite newborn photos.

Dad holds newborn son with his head resting in his hand showing wrinkly baby skin as newborn sleeps
mother presses her forehead to her newborn son's so that their noses touch for lifestyle newborn session
dog lies on bed looking sad while mom nurses newborn baby boy in background with dad watching.
newborn baby in tan gown and matching hat sleeps on edge of bed while parents watch out of focus behind
mom holds newborn on bed while dad holds their big dog in his lap on the bed. dog licks dad's face and they laugh
good dog rests on bed while mom and dad place sleeping newborn baby against their dog for snuggles
dad lifts newborn baby's feet in his hands and kisses them while baby lies on special blanket on bed
newborn baby boy peers out above mom's shoulders to look at the camera for lifestyle newborn session
close up of crossed newborn baby feet held in mama's arms for lifestyle newborn photos
new mom and dad snuggle together on their couch while newborn son rests on mama's chest.
newborn baby boy snuggled in warm blankets for Chattanooga lifestyle newborn session.
black and white photo of mom and dad's arms each holding an end of naked and yawning newborn baby
newborn baby girl rests on mama's shoulders with father hugging from behind.
newborn baby girl wrapped in floral blanket on bed for lifestyle newborn photo session
father holds newborn baby girl on his lap for lifestyle newborn session
mother cups toddler son's cheek while also holding newborn baby girl for lifestyle newborn photo session
mother and father hold newborn baby girl together for lifestyle newborn session
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Client Testimonial

Michelle Reburn

“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!”

How does your newborn photo session work?

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 or even an outdoor location if the season is right.

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.

What does it cost?

The newborn session fee is $250 and image collections start at $750. Your image collection is selected after you see your fully edited photos in an online gallery. My clients plan to spend a minimum of $1000+ on their photo session after the final images are selected.

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Newborn Session FAQ

When is the best time to schedule newborn photos?

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!

Why should I get newborn photos?

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.

How long does a lifestyle newborn session last?

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.

Do I have to clean my house before our session?

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.

I want lifestyle photos but not in my home. What are my options?

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!

Do you offer a package of maternity and newborn photos?

Yes, I do! Please contact me for more information.

I still have questions.

No worries! Message me your question and I’ll get right back to you.

Photo Session Packages

Bundle sessions for a discount

Photo session package bundles create peace of mind so you know the important milestones are covered without the stress of remembering to book each session individually. Package bundles are available for everything from maternity through Baby's first year!

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Chattanooga Newborn Photographer