What is Lifestyle Newborn Photography?
The word I think of is home. Your home. In-home Newborn LIfestyle Photography sessions are about capturing these first moments with your sweet new baby, in the comfort of your own home. Each image bursting at the seams with love and family connection.
These images are filled to the brim with details of your life.
From the decor in the nursey that you worked long and hard to put together. Picking out the perfect colors and details that speak to your soul. The space where you will sit quietly (sometimes not so quietly) rocking your newborn baby at 3 am.
To the throw pillows in your living room and the comforter on your bed.
These are all details that are part of your story. Details that will change slowly over time as your style changes and items grow old and need to be replaced. Documenting your life right now is part of the story you will share with your baby as they grow older.
Lifestyle Newborn Photography is all about the family connection. The connection between you and your spouse. The connection between both of you and your new little love. Your photographs will be filled with gentle moments of embrace and everyday moments of swaddling and rocking. Capturing how impossibly small they are, curled up in your arms and sprawled out on your great big bed. All of the moments that pass in the blink of an eye.
The comfort of your own home is the perfect space for older siblings. Wiggly toddlers aren't expected to sit still inside of a studio. They will be surrounded by their favorite toys, they can share their favorite book with their new sibling, and be able to raid the snack cabinet whenever the feeling strikes.
With heavily posed Newborn Photography (babies tucked into baskets and buckets or posed on blankets) babies need to be 8 days old or less so they are extra sleepy. Hoping that they will sleep soundly through hours of posing. Lifestyle Newborn Photography doesn't require your baby to stay asleep while laying alone on a blanket. Lifestyle Newborn Photography Sessions are all about swaddling and snuggles. Two things newborns crave. Because babies aren't needing to be sound asleep during these Lifestyle sessions, they can be done after 8 days old (typically between 9 and 30 days). Which is great if you would like a little extra time to feel like yourself or to heal from a c-section.
Being in your own home allows you to have everything you need right on hand. No need to pack up bags filled with everything you can think of, from bottles to extra clothes and all the diapers you can cram inside. Everything you may need will be right at arm's length. Including some hot cocoa on a chilly winter day.
In Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography is filled with your family connection, snuggles, and so much love.
Are you looking to book a Connecticut newborn photography session? Rebecca Lynne Photography is a CT lifestyle newborn photographer.