5 benefits of an at-home newborn session | Newborn Photographer
When I first started photography, I wanted to be a newborn photographer. I previously worked at a portrait studio and was dubbed “the newborn photographer” because everyone else was afraid to work with such tiny, fragile humans. After years of shooting babies and spending hours trying to get them into unnatural poses, I realized that it was a lot of work for such few images.
I have fallen in love with at-home newborn sessions and here are 5 reasons why:
1. WAITING UNTIL BABY IS 1 MONTH
When planning a newborn session, it is usually advised to schedule that appointment within the first week of your baby being born.
We all know that the first week after a baby is born is the hardest, especially if it is your first. That week is usually spent adjusting to sleeping and feeding schedules for both baby and mom. Adding preparation to an unplanned delivery can be overwhelming, so why not wait until your new human is a month old and you and your family are back in the swing of things and used to living with each other?
Lifestyle sessions that include the family means more natural posing,less moving around for the baby, and more cuddles and snuggles for everyone.
2. HANGING OUT IN YOUR OWN SPACE
At-home lifestyle sessions are perfect especially families that have other little ones in their nest.
Siblings are usually still adjusting to the shared attention to the new addition and aren’t ready to be “on” for family pictures during the first week of the new baby’s life. They just experienced the biggest change they have seen in their little lives so far so it makes sense to keep them in their own familiar environment to get the best cooperation out of everyone.
Lifestyle sessions that include the family means more natural posing, less moving around for the baby, and more cuddles and snuggles for everyone.
3. YOUR ACCESSORIES ARE ACCESSIBLE
Sessions in your home are way more convenient than packing a bag and running the risk of forgetting a favorite binky, blanky, or even worse… food!
When you are in the comfort of your own home, you have access to all the conveniences you would prefer right at your fingertips. We all know we can count on at least one famous blow out amiright?
4. YOUR PICTURES WILL BE PERSONALIZED
You didn’t just spend all your nesting months, planning and designing a nursery to not show it off!
Getting those must have images in youR new baby’s room is a great way to personalize your images and show off your style and reminisce after you change it so many times over the years to come. It is also a great way to document your own room and get those natural poses of you and your family in everyday life.
5. AVOID BAD WEATHER OR A DRIVE HOME
My favorite benefit of at-home lifestyle newborn sessions is the fact that you are able to use the full amount of time allocated for your session and not finish early for clean up.
Nobody wants to rush to clean up all the many outfits, dirty diapers, and toys to just take them home and put away again. Avoiding a drive after a long day of shooting, and probably a fussy family is an advantage of shooting in your own home.
The last thing you want to do after having a new baby is to plan an exhausting session, convince a grumpy husband to smile, and fight with tired, wound up toddlers to get any cooperation. Take my advice and plan an at-home session to enjoy your newborn picture experience to the fullest!
Now clients who love the quality, service and unique style of Kylee Ann Photography, but have a limited budget can still receive many of the benefits that come from the Kylee Ann brand by using one of our associate photographers.
March 16, 2021