Mom and Baby

My Brother-in-law and their family moved to Virginia shortly after we moved out here and I feel so honored that I got to capture some beautiful photos of my newest niece! My sister-in-law is wearing a dress from our Client Closet (complimentary for photo sessions) and we had a couple different swaddles and different colored bows for baby Charlotte!

She was a couple weeks old for this photo session but was surprisingly sleepy and made the cutest stretchy faces!

Living Room

A majority of these photos were taken in the living room along with our empty studio space! For the photos of baby by herself I used a hard cushion from my couch to lay and pose her!

When it comes to finding the best light in your home you want to look for light streaming through your windows. depending on the time of day the room with ideal light could be your typical master bedroom/nursery or sometimes its in the living room or kitchen or a random hallway in your home! If you are able to trust your photographer (even if the best light is in a random spot), then you will love your photos!

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!

Here are Some of My Favorite Photos from this Lifestyle Newborn Session: