Lifestyle Newborn sessions are more of a casual approach to newborn photography as apposed to a posed/studio session. There may be some posing but the intention is to capture more natural images of the baby and your home. The ideal time for newborn sessions are when babies are between 5 and 10 days old but sessions can be done with babies up to 6 weeks old and usually last 1-2 hours max. My favorite thing about lifestyle newborn photography is capturing the wonder and amazement between the family members. Newborns are incredible but so is the love in the air. Memories of this time-frame often become fuzzy for new parents and that is precisely why I feel these types of shoots are so important.
Pricing & Packages
PETITE NEWBORN SESSION
60 Min Session
Images received on Flash
PREMIER NEWBORN SESSION
90 Min Session
Images received on Flash
best time to do a newborn session?
Typically, I schedule all newborn sessions between five and ten days after birth. Although I will schedule newborns at any age, I strongly encourage parents to schedule sessions when babies are at least under two weeks of age. At this age, they are more likely to curl up in “womb-like” poses, stay asleep longer, don’t mind being unclothed, and usually have their feeding schedules set to at least every two hours.
how to prepare for your Newborn session?
As a mother of two I understand that a little preparation can go a long way and I always give my clients the following pointers:
Newborn sessions needs to be done before your baby is 10 days old. After that they become too alert.
You are more than welcome to incorporate some of your own props.
Make your expectations clear e.g. if you want some family pictures as well it needs to be discussed beforehand. Try to arrange your session so that it overlaps with naptime. It’s also a good idea to try and feed your baby just before the session starts. Try and keep your baby awake for at least 1 – 2 hours before the session.
Avoid having to unnecessarily dress or undress baby once the session starts. Props and accessories should be easy to add / take away. The room / rooms where the session will take place needs to be warm enough for baby and as tidy as possible. Make sure there is enough natural light in your selected room / rooms.
White noise or womb sounds can have a calming effect on the newborn during the session.
Have a pacifier at hand if your baby uses one.
If you are going to be in the pictures as well, remember to follow the basic dressing style guide and tips as discussed in the maternity shoot feature with a focus on colour contrast, brights & neutrals, patterns, layers and textures. Please feel free to request for more information regarding this if you have not had a Maternity session.