As a Charlottesville, Virginia Newborn photographer, most of my sessions are done in my studio. Sometimes clients ask for me to come to them, so I also offer the option of a lifestyle home session.
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 and 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. 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 and while I’ll pose the baby a little, I keep it very natural. I take photos of babies swaddled or undressed and they are posed in a way you’d find them naturally. I also bring along a prop or two:)
I also enjoy being able to include the family pets into the session. As a Charlottesville, Virginia newborn photographer. I know how important those “first” babies are to your family even if they have four legs!
I have photographed this family many times, including the newborn session of their first baby, Ava. Ava was so proud to introduce her little brother Ben to me!
What an adorable family of 5!