I loved getting to photograph the Hill family's newest addition in Moseley, VA! They added baby #4 in December 2022 and chose to do a lifestyle newborn session with me! While mom was feeding baby and getting changed into one of our Client Wardrobe dresses (complimentary for our services), I got to visit with the older kids and help set up the room we decided for photos!
Their children were so loving and excited about their newest baby, especially their oldest son who wanted to hold and snuggle baby during the shoot!
Living Room and Nursery
It was a cloudy winter day during this session so we chose a spot in their home that had large windows to get the most light for their photos! The living room was the perfect spot, with its spacious windows! Some people can be unsure about in-home family sessions because they worry their home is not "Pinterest Worthy". There's always nothing to worry about because once we find the room with the best light I'll help you go through and pull any clutter, toys, wires, extra items, and even furniture out of the way so we can have clean, crisp photos that are my signature style!
The nursery was located in their office right off the master bedroom and was decorated for their new baby boy! It was the perfect spot to take photos of baby by himself! We also incorporated some special elements like a blanket their grandmother made!
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are so precious! I love being able to capture families in their own homes, interacting with their children like they typically would! If you don't feel like your home is ready for photographs, no worries! I have a studio space with clean walls, perfect for newborns and families!
These sessions are very different from a typical Family session in that its usually A LOT quieter! I talk a lot less during these sessions as I want you to soak up that time with your brand new baby!
I try getting a whole family picture (the "everyone looking at the camera and smiling" pose) first, then break off and get the older siblings with baby, and mom with kids and dad with kids before the children get too frustrated or bored with what we're doing!
Then we spend a BIG chunk of the session on mom, dad, and baby. Doing various poses (sitting, laying, standing, rocking with baby) with mom and dad individually and together with their new baby! We'll also hit different locations in the home with good light, typically located in the Master Bedroom and Nursery!
We end with Baby by themselves, wrapped or unwrapped. I strive to follow baby led posing where if baby does not like a position, appears uncomfortable, or sticks their arms out and kicks off their wrap then I photograph it. Some baby's hate being wrapped up and love moving around! Some baby's don't fall asleep and stay awake the entire session! Some baby's even cry for a majority of the session and that's OK! Every baby has their own personality and I try to capture it all!