I am so in love with this lifestyle newborn gallery! From the sweetest family to the gorgeous nursery. Neutrals are always so perfect to photograph since they help the people in the photos really pop out! We have a great mix of lifestyle and posed newborn images. I always try to bring at least one prop and some wraps to get a few posed photos as well, make sure to check them out at the bottom of the post!! This beautiful momma read my mind for what to wear during the newborn lifestyle session… and she looks amazing!
Congratulations to the McKendry Family on their new addition! Welcome to the world baby Pace!
How can you get the best out of your Lifestyle Newborn Session? Now, I do not always bring props or much set up for in home newborn sessions. Usually I come in with my camera and few neutral wraps. This lovely family did ask for a few posed photos in their session and thankfully there was a TON of natural light all throughout their home.
I always start out sessions in the nursery. This was we can capture the simple and beautiful moments in this new room that they now spend so much time in! I have mom sit in her rocking chair, then standing by the window, near the crib and a few other poses that you’ll see in the gallery below! If mom has really recovered, you can even have both mom and dad sit in front of the crib holding their new addition! Remember, the closer they are to the natural light, the softer the shadows will be!
Make sure to take photos of baby alone, mom and baby, dad and baby, (siblings and pets if there are some) and of course, lots of the family together. Use those mirrors and decorations that they have spent so long setting up!! It creates pretty dimensions and unique perspectives! Moving into the master bedroom usually opens up the biggest room with the most amount of natural light (yay!) I always cross my fingers for big windows and neutral or non-busy bedcovers.
For this session, I brought a few hats, wraps, and a bowl that matched perfectly with mom’s decor and style! Once baby Pace got super sleepy… so jumped into the posed photos.
Remembering that your are capturing their whole world during these sessions… new baby, home, and new lives… is pretty amazing. I am so lucky to be inviting to document so many special moments!!