At-home lifestyle newborn sessions are about the connection and love that family members already have for this new life. I’ll capture special moments with each family member with the baby, as well as, the family all together. If siblings are involved, we usually take care of those photos first so that they can go and play during the rest of the session. I love when family pets can join in too. It can be helpful to have a friend or family member at the house who can watch siblings during the rest of the session so that Mom and Dad can be in photos with the baby. There will also be time for photos of the baby alone; these are usually done when the baby is sleepiest. I take photos of babies swaddled or undressed and they are posed in a way you’d find them naturally.
The session takes place at client’s home and there is no travel fee for Metro Vancouver Area. I usually shoot in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. We can also take some photos outdoors if the weather permits (ideal for spring and summer due dates!). Do not worry about your house being a mess—you just had a baby! All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible. I’ll quickly push things out of the area I’m shooting so that your home will appear to be spotless in the photos. The only thing I will ask you to do is have your bed made with a neutral quilt/comforter on top. Your bed makes for a great place for cuddly family photos!
The first time I photographed baby Lara was the day after she was born, on her Fresh 48 session. 5 weeks later I went to their home for a lifestyle newborn session and you can see how much she has grown up in only a few weeks!
I absolutely love her nursery and that wallpaper was stunning!
This newborn at home session was done late last year and since it was almost Christmas, they decide to create some family photos for their Christmas cards! I wish you could hear the Christmas songs that were playing, which made this session even more special. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I love creating these memories for this lovely family.