Lifestyle Newborn Session
In-home lifestyle newborn sessions focus on the beauty of your baby's precious new life within the first few weeks of birth. This style session is designed to capture natural moments in your home and document that new love and connection with each other. I will walk around your home first to find pockets of light and unique ideas for your photos and will compose a variety of images that include the whole family, parents, siblings, and even the pets! I like to use the nursery, living room, master bedroom and may even set up a mini studio in your home. If the weather allows, we may even venture outside for a few shots. I come to you because I know how unpredictable those early days can be, and I especially know what it takes to get out of the house! Lifestyle newborn sessions are an all inclusive price of $200, which includes your session experience, image retouching and editing, and delivery of your high resolution digital image collection with printing and online sharing rights.
In-home lifestyle newborn session:
Up to 3 people $200; Parents and Newborn
each additional family member $25
Minimum of 25 digital images delivered via password protected email gallery within two weeks
$25 travel fee for travel more than 15 miles outside of the Doylestown, PA area. Maximum travel 1 hour.
Your digital image gallery can also be compiled onto a backup flash drive for an additional cost of $20. In addition to downloading your images to your PC, you will have this as a permanent security, because we all know how reliable computers can be! Just ask and I'll mail it to you.
How should we prepare for our session?
We will likely use the family room living area, master bedroom, nursery, and other unique spots for a variety of poses. If you prefer not to use a certain room that is completely fine, or if you want to remove any certain items from the scene that may be distracting that is helpful! I prefer using natural light when working with babies so I will search for pockets of light near windows with open shades and/or glass slider doors. I also bring additional lighting as needed. I will bring along some props (wraps, baskets, backdrops) to use for individual newborn portraits and I am open to any unique items you'd like to include. Once I arrive, I will take a few minutes or so to look around then jump right in, so it's great to have your baby fed and ready to go shortly after my arrival. If there are siblings I will "read the crowd." If they are up for it we will make sure we get family and sibling photos first as they are important for your gallery. If the kids need some time to warm up to me I roll with it and take opportunities as they arise throughout our session. Siblings should be ready to go in their outfits too.
What time of day would be best and how long will it take?
The best age for newborn photos is between 5 and 15 days old. This allows for an adjustment period for your family and is also when newborns are still quite sleepy. Newborn sessions are scheduled on weekday mornings Monday through Thursday and can range from one to two hours depending on number of family members and reserving time for breaks. I am flexible with your session and realize the need to take small breaks throughout our session for diaper changing, feeding, or extra snuggling.
What should we wear?
Dress simple and comfortable for this relaxed session experience. I suggest light and comfortable. I think soft pastels, neutral tones, and whites are best for this style session and typically go well in any room we may be photographing in. Choose a color palette (2-3 colors) for your family and start from there coordinating outfits. I also suggest to stay away from large logos, bold prints, and words on clothing as it can be distracting in the images. If you want to change your (or the kids) outfit for a different look or feel that is fine too. Feel free to have any special items available that you’d like to include. I will bring a few blankets and wraps that you are welcome to use.