In 2020, I got to meet so many new babies – and many were boys! The Imbrunnones had just moved into their new house and baby Joseph was born early! We were able to capture some of their first memories as a family of four. This Harrison Township newborn photographer enjoyed meeting them, seeing their new space and capturing these memories for them!
Baby Joey was pretty wide-eyed for a great deal of his session – and his eyes are so beautiful! I don’t believe newborns need to sleep the entire session – it’s okay if they’re awake. Lifestyle sessions aren’t meant to be perfectly posed – they’re done in your home for a reason!
Sweet baby Jack! He is now so big as these lifestyle newborn photos were taken back in June, but he was the sweetest baby! This Shelby Township newborn photographer loved meeting this brand new family of four in their home for an in-home newborn session. This crew was referred to me by another one of my newborn clients — and referrals always make for the best clients!
It’s kind of amazing how second born children always seem chiller than working with a first born baby. Don’t get me wrong – all babies cry at some point during their session and I’ve yet to have one sleep the entire time – but second children must be used to the chaos a little more than only children. I’m not an expert by any means!
Jack didn’t open his eyes much until the end of our session, which was perfect for his solo shots! I really love just having baby in a simple onesie and swaddle. For Jack, we mostly just used the onesie because he was being so chill and he’s a summer baby!
With the arrival of baby Kendall, this beautiful family has two beautiful girls! Before COVID took off in mid-March, this Birmingham newborn photographer was able to spend a Sunday morning with a sleeping Kendall, big sister Aubrey, mom, and dad in their beautiful home, which was picture perfect in every way!
Not only did Kendall sleep basically the whole time (which was new for me, as my newborns usually love to be wide awake), but Aubrey was simply adorable and a wonderful big sister. I know these two are going to have so many adventures and memories. Their age gap is close to me and my sister’s and I love having a sister!
This Canton Michigan newborn photographer loves at-home lifestyle sessions with newborns! They are some of my favorite sessions to shoot, especially with brand new parents like Brooke and Alex.
Brooke and I went to college together (we are both English majors and both worked on the newspaper together), and her and her husband recently moved to Michigan from Minnesota. This past fall, I got a message from her asking to meet up, catch up, and talk newborn photos! It was so nice to reconnect after not seeing each other for so long, discussing the twists and turns life has taken us since our college days.
Mia was born in November and two weeks later, I headed over to Brooke & Alex’s home for their first family photos. Mia was incredibly well-behaved, though she didn’t fall asleep until the end of our session. She is absolutely adorable — and now four months old! That full head of hair — so cute!
When I do a newborn session, I like to keep things simple. We use what you have in your home. We don’t need fancy outfits or backdrops. Just you and your new baby is really all we need.
I love it when clients refer me to their friends! It always makes for the best sessions! My wedding client Sarah referred long-time friends Jenny and Dave to me. They invited me into their home two weeks after Emmett entered the world. Is Emmett not the sweetest? He was alert and calm during our session. No tears, no fussing, really a good newborn, so I was a thankful Troy newborn photographer.
If you’re looking for a Troy newborn photographer and are considering studio versus lifestyle, here’s my take. Newborn lifestyle sessions are all about using the environment you’re in and simple swaddles and outfits. The best part about them is that they are meant to be rather stress-free. The point isn’t to look perfect, it’s to capture the connection between the family members. I do not pose newborns in baskets or buckets and I do not use anything other than a boppy pillow, bed, or their crib for safety. I prefer the photos of mom and dad holding baby anyways! They’re always the sweetest.
Jenny and Dave created the perfect nursery for Emmett. Like Pinterest-worthy nursery goals. Emmett is one lucky baby! You can tell the love and care that went into decorating it. The elephant motif was adorable. E for Emmett!
Emmett is now just over four months old, but I’m so glad I was able to capture these first moments for this family of three. They’re just never that little again! I absolutely love this session and am so glad my clients refer me to their friends!
I don’t take on a huge amount of newborn sessions, but I do love to do them! My newborn sessions take place at your home and this Clawson newborn photographer keeps things super low-key, which I think is perfect for anyone who has a fresh newborn at home.
Last September, I was able to take Charlotte’s newborn photos alongside big brother Benjamin. Benjamin was excited to show me his trains and to do anything BUT love on his new little sister. That’s okay though because this Clawson newborn photographer just goes with the flow. We just let the kids dictate the session and got some really sweet documentary photos of the whole family.
One thing that I get asked a lot is “Is my house pretty enough for photos?” And my answer is always, absolutely! Almost no one who actually has children lives in a Pinterest-perfect home. There’s no reason to put off family photos because your home isn’t up to a silly Pinterest-pretty standard. Your home is where your kids play, where they learn, and where you spend time as a family. It holds all of the memories of childhood and my hope is that I capture your family there as they are.