When you’re planning your newborn’s photo session, you’ll have to decide if you want a posed or lifestyle session. Here are my top five reasons why I think you should consider a lifestyle session.
With a lifestyle session, I come to you. No need to take your new baby out in the cold or on a long car ride. In those first few weeks, it’s so much easier if you don’t have to leave home.
It’s easier for the siblings. If you have to take siblings to a studio, it can be a long wait and they often get bored. I normally start my session with family and sibling images, then they older siblings can go off and play while the rest of the session takes place.
Lifestyle sessions are often much shorter. Most of my sessions take between one to one and a half hours. When I was doing posed sessions, I always allowed three hours for sessions, but sometimes sessions would last up to seven hours!
Most posed sessions require the baby to be ten days or younger. This is because they are sleepier and more poseable at this age. I will do lifestyle newborn sessions any time in the first month. If you’re not feeling up to a session right away, then we can push it out for a few more days.
We will capture how life was when you had a newborn. A posed session, while adorable, doesn’t provide memories of how life was when you welcomed this new little being. Lifestyle photography captures your family exactly how you are as you adjust to your new roles. Baby is photographed in an authentic way in their own environment with no props necessary. Just your adorable baby and their natural beauty.
If you are considering a lifestyle session and would like to know more, please contact me here.