WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION?
|LONDON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER
WHAT IS A LIFSTYLE NEWBORN SESSION?
All of my newborn photos from now on will be a lifestyle newborn sessions. This simply means the focus is on your natural connections as a family. While I provide posing guidance to capture the prettiest light and settings possible, I don’t wait for your baby to follow asleep , I will start my work immediately, I will be more then happy to pose your baby with a minimal use of props ( headbands , little hats , blankets , wraps, and your personal cute accessories). My storytelling style allows you to be fully present in the moment, soaking it all in.
A lifestyle newborn session might be right for you if:
You desire natural, candid moments documented during this sweet season
You want just a little posing guidance without feel overly posed or staged
Real, authentic moments that make you feel are high on your list
You’re seeking a minimalist approach that focuses on connections
You’re looking for a 1-2 hour photo session. Posed newborn sessions take longer, sometimes up to 3-4 hours to get baby deeply asleep and into each pose.
These sessions don’t include:
Traditional posed newborn photos that include sleeping babies, props and specific outfits
The use of any props. Since I focus on the documentary side, I will not be posing your baby in any baskets, bowls.
Specific outfits, overwhelming photoprops. Instead, baby will stay cozy in a swaddle, onesie or other outfit that he or she will actually wear at home. (I recommend keeping it neutral to really capture baby’s sweet features.)
WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Lifestyle newborn sessions take place either outdoor if weather allowed in London areas, or at your own home. In-home sessions are just how they sound – all the photos are taken in your own home, typically involving baby’s nursery, your bedroom or living room. They’re meant to capture life in your home as it is in this moment: full of excitement, joy and so much love.
HOW LONG DOES A LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION TAKE?
You can expect the session to last anywhere from 1-2 hours. Baby’s mood will lead the session, and it’s completely fine if we stop for a feeding break, diaper change or just a few soothing snuggles in between photos.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A SESSION?
I recommend booking at the beginning of your second trimester. Newborn sessions take place 1-3 weeks after baby’s arrival, and I only take a limited number of sessions each month to accommodate this. You’ll book based on your due date, and then once baby arrives, we’ll simply coordinate your official session date and time.
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