I'm so excited to share this beautiful in-home lifestyle session with you! Lifestyle sessions have become some of my favorites as they are always fun and laid back. The goal for this lifestyle was to capture sweet Salomea's newborn portraits with a mix of life within her first few days. Mom (Jess), Dad (Pat) and fur sister (Olive) were so gracious when welcoming me into their lovely home. This session was taken during the morning hours using only natural light. Due to the nature of this session, I was able to capture multiple looks, photos, moments and poses resulting in an abundance of edits. Every newborn session varies as all babies are different and wonderful in their unique ways.
We kicked things off with some snuggle and artsy images on Mom and Dad's bed. Incorporated was a quilt made with love by Pat's mother. If you know me at all, you know that I'm sentimental and adding special pieces like this into any session is always a yes in my books!
After capturing some darling photos in Jess and Pat's bedroom we moved onto Sal's bedroom. Her room was decorated simply and sweetly with the perfect girly touch. I was sure to catch the dainty details between crib portraits and a quick diaper change. Sal's room had just the right amount of natural light, especially by her corner windows where we took mom and dad's individuals with their beautiful bundle.
Following bedroom captures, we headed downstairs and just in time for Sal's next feeding! This gave me the opportunity to take some snaps of natural interactions between the three of them. When Sal's belly was full we moved onto some photos with big sister, Olive. This fur sister seemed pretty proud of her new role in life!
The next portion of this lifestyle session was switched up just a tad. I decided to try and incorporate a few prop photos since we had a very sleepy and full baby! I brought a few things with me, used their dining room floor as a backdrop and sliding doors as my light source. I was overly happy with how her close ups turned out! There are even a few smiles mixed in!! :) I kept things neutral while playing into the fact that Sal was a winter baby being born Christmas Eve. I added my fluffy vintage bonnet and handmade snowflake headband in and they made perfect headpieces!
The rest of the session consisted of more family photos on the couch, this time including Olive, and few quick portraits on Sal's airplane blanket which was also made by Pat's mother. Pat is a pilot so incorporating this airplane blanket was another must as I also like to include family occupations or hobbies into sessions when I can.
I hope you enjoy the following images as much as I do!
Don't worry! Mom and dad spotted every image that was taken with Olive. Olive is a very well mannered and calm dog at her older age, but you can never be too careful when it comes to a newborn's safety.
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Newborn + Family Photographer
Natural Light | Portrait + Lifestyle
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