What is a lifestyle newborn session?
A lifestyle session is one that takes place in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. During this session, memories will be capture of each family member with new baby, as well as a family as a whole... this includes siblings, and possibly pets should they tolerate our shenanigans! Siblings we will go ahead and handle first, as to not push the limits and patience of young children.
It also many a be a good idea to have a friend, or family member available to occupy them while mom and dad are busy with the session.
During the first part of the session, we will keep baby stimulated and awake by interacting with him or her. Towards the end of the session, if baby allows, I will photograph baby alone. By this point baby should be very sleepy to allow me to pose him or her a wee bit.
My house is a mess, where will we do this?
You are likely exhausted with a newborn in your home, let me worry about that! Generally, the nursery and one common area such as the living room is where photos take place, sometimes the master bedroom if the family bed shares or co-sleeps. We will gravitate towards the rooms with the most natural light! Even if the rooms are in perfect order (which having a toddler of my own, I know isn't logical LOL) I will likely move some things around to make for the best photos! If I need to do some cleaning, I'll do what I must for beautiful memories for your family to cherish for years to come! And don't worry, I'll put it all back!
What do we wear?
Something comfortable, casual, and simple. Something timeless... I recommend avoiding prints, or anything trendy, as we all know, trends change - in ten years, XYZ print may not be in - do you really want it hanging in your living room as your decor changes with the times? Solid colors are your best friend! I will gladly assist with coordinating family outfits if you need any help!
What about poses?
I will help with posing here and there - but for the most part, this is all about a natural relationship between mom, dad, baby and siblings. So that's exactly what we want you to be - natural! This is all about your love, and cuddles!
How do I prepare for this?
You don't! Outside of any personal grooming you want to do, you need to do nothing!