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5 Benefits of an At-Home Newborn Session | Newborn Photographer

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.


At-Home Newborn Session
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.

At-Home Newborn Session At-Home Newborn Session

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?

At-Home Newborn Session

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.

At-Home Newborn Session

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!

March 16, 2021

Shelby Preston

I’m a mom building a business and community from the comfiest spot on my bed. What started as girl with a camera turned into a dream business. With God and my husband by my side, I have grown this one woman amateur show into the best team. I have five incredible women by my side serving hundreds of brides, families and brands each year. I also get to help other women (mainly moms) create thriving businesses from home and grow a community of kind creatives.

Kylee Ann Mentors moms on all things business. Join us weekly for short bite sized episodes with takeaways that empower you in your role as a business owner and mother! 

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