I had the honor of returning to this family’s home to capture their newest addition….months ago. But thanks to shelter-in-place orders, I’ve been doing a bit of blogging here and there. If I were a diligent blogger, as I should be, I would say, “go see this twin newborn session from nearly two years ago”. But I’m not a diligent blogger. (But, hey, if you see that blue link indicating I did finally blog one of many session from two years ago. Please give me a pat on the back next time you see me…or even on the comments feature below. I celebrate small victories).
I LOVE, absolutely love, being in-home lifestyle newborn photographer. To be able to capture growing families in their element (and not a studio) just fills me up. Also, this family gets bonus points because not only do they have magical light in their home, they also have a gorgeously decorated home! Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I think “I should have a studio”. But then I do sessions like this, and I think, “nope, freezing time in the family’s home, where they do daily life, is the place to be.”
Let’s talk a bit about posed newborn sessions and lifestyle newborn sessions.
Posed sessions-think solo pics of baby, with their arms perfectly folded under them and their head resting so sweetly on top. These sessions are best done within the first two weeks of your babe’s life. The reason this it’s better for the baby to be as young as possible, is because he or she will stay in a deeper sleep, and close to the fetal position for the posed session. As babies get older, they don’t sleep as deeply, and they relax their body more, and it’ s challenge to capture those curled up newborn poses.
Lifestyle sessions can be done well in the first couple of months. And is more of a baby led kind of session. And we use the parents home as a backdrop, rather than me bringing props and such.
This little beauty was about 5 weeks old when we captured her and precious family. Mom contacted me when she was a couple of weeks old, then there were Christmas holidays, and a bad case of baby acne, so we pushed off the session a bit. But as you can tell, it was still lovely. We even got to do one posed set up, per mom’s request, so it could be similar to the twins’ newborn session. I love it when grandparents are super involved with caring for the kiddos and get to be part of the session. This is real life. And I’m glad we got to capture it.
We got a few sweet shots of this beauty in a basket. I’m glad I had a beautiful basket big enough for her. I brought the exact round basket we put her two brothers in two years ago, buuuuuut she was too big for it! Sure, we can get those sweet snuggly newborn shots, but it’s also fabulous to get those candid, real life shots. I mean let’s be real, it’s hard to focus on newborn snuggles with active, and fun-loving twin toddlers around!
Although photoshoots are on a temporary pause, until shelter-in-place is lifted in Georgia, we are booking well into Fall 2020. Also, one of the perks of doing a lifestyle session rather than a posed newborn photoshoot is that we can do a lifestyle session up until your new addition is8 weeks old. Whereas posed newborn needs to be done within the first two weeks. If you would like to capture your new addition or growing family, please contact me and we can begin working together to plan the perfect photoshoot experience for your family.
Looking for a Newborn or Family Photographer in the Atlanta area? Choosing a photographer can be quite overwhelming especially with so much talent in one big city. I’ve created some helpful guides for those of you looking to find the best fit for your crew. Feel free to read or skim over these guides: Finding the Right Newborn Photographer and Finding the Right Family Photographer and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.