When Amanda contacted me early on in her pregnancy and asked me to capture her first baby, I was beyond thrilled. See, when another photographer chooses ME to create lifetime memories for her newest little member, it puts an extra beat in my heart and it’s SUCH an honor! We talked about her style as well as the decor in her home and she decided she wanted more of an in-home lifestyle type session as opposed to more posed newborn images. I was excited since I always love to challenge myself with new light, new unfamiliar settings and the sense of togetherness that comes with doing a lifestyle session in your own home surrounded by the most comfortable and near to your heart places. Think about how much time you spend in these familiar and well-loved rooms of your family home and how amazing it will be to look back at these images, long after the decor has changed, the crib is packed away, and you no longer need 4,329 onesies 🙂 A lifestyle newborn session is the PERFECT way to create memories of your space right now, in this very moment and keep them forever new in your mind. So without further adieu, I want to share a beautiful family using Lifestyle Newborn Photography near Maple Lawn featuring Lucas !
As you can see, we started out with the posed images and then moved into some lifestyle/relaxed memories around the home. Now, let me just tell you that EVERY SINGLE BABY I have ever photographed (100+) has had a completely different temperament and there is no way of knowing beforehand how it’s gonna go down. Lucas, sweet Lucas was the most relaxed baby I have ever met! He never once cried, he was so sleepy that we were able to move him from one pose/outfit to the next without waking him (this also has to do with picking an experienced photographer as well as following the prep instruction that I have made available before your session!) and we finished the session in under 2 hours! That was epically amazing and as you can see, we got some timeless and amazing moments and all of his little tiny features to be remember and smiled every single day <3
I liked to call these types of images “gently-guided” but definitely not posed. I just like to sit back, and watch the love unfold and seriously, just look at how relaxed Lucas is! Calm and relaxed parents make calm and relaxed babies!
Into the nursery for a few more lifestyle images, we go! While I know mama is also a professional photographer, I also know that these first days move SO fast and it’s so important to capture his tiny little nursery just as it is, before it’s over-taken by toddler toys!
and it’s a wrap! Literally! But I had to put at least one moody black and white in here, of course 🙂
BONUS! Behind the scenes from Lucas’ session. My giant lava hands always work like a charm and keep them calm and sleepy 😉
Do you want a session in the comfort of your own home where I bring all of the goodies and you get to sit back and watch me work my magic? Prefer to meet in my studio in Downtown Frederick? I would love to design a custom session that meets your vision perfectly! First step? CLICK right on through and let’s chat! I can’t wait to create so many amazing memories for your family <3