People often ask which type of session I prefer when it comes to doing newborn shoots, whether it be at home or in the studio. Short answer… your home. The more photo sessions I have done the more I have fallen in love with coming to my client’s home to capture the new bundle of joy. There is something so intimate and personal about having the photos taken in your house, not to mention it makes it a little easier on the new moms! I have noticed that the sessions tend to be a bit more relaxed and more of a photojournalist style can be incorporated as well. Now, I will say that these in-home sessions are shorter and less intricate because we do not have the same setup as we do in the studio or a second pair of hands. When I show up to our client’s house, it is just me, my camera and natural light. Ultimately it is a personal preference based on what it is you are looking to get out of the session.
Take a look at a few of my favorite images from a recent at home newborn session! Enjoy
My brother and sister-in-law innocently left me home with their 10-day old newborn baby boy… Surprise surprise, I took it upon myself to turn their back yard construction site into our very own natural light studio backdrop! The warm summer day provided a comfortable environment for my adorable little nephew, and aside from his displeasure in being repositioned every two minutes, he was a great model! While I love the studio’s fine-art approach to newborn photos, the outdoor & natural light environment provides a fun alternative– and an endless supply of props!
My brother’s response when I showed him the pictures?? “No you didn’t… I never would have let you do that.” He loved them! They’re coming in the studio tonight for their “official” newborn portrait session.
Here are some of my favorite shots!
This new family came into the studio to view their proofs today, and we had so much fun looking at the photos from their newborn photo session! I have never seen a dad so madly in love with his little girl– I couldn’t stop smiling :-) What a lucky little lady… I can’t wait to watch her grow up!