Lifestyle photography uses the baby's natural surroundings found in the nursery or throughout your home. This type of photography captures the real candid emotion between baby and parent and/or siblings.
Lifestyle photography does not use props to place baby in/on. I want parents to cuddle their baby how they naturally do. By capturing newborns in their natural positions, it helps you remember what silly things they did as a newborn that you otherwise would have forgotten.
Distraction is invited (or at least expected), and I'll go with the flow, staying open to unscripted moments.
*This session typically takes around 1.5 hours.
Posed studio newborn photography allows me to control lighting, backdrops, and props. Parents can relax and entrust me with the process from start to finish. For example, specific effects with cheesecloth wraps, various hats and headbands, props and themed backdrops can all add up to priceless family photos.
This session should take place within the little one's first two weeks of life; during this time, they are often quite sleepy and therefore able to be positioned and "molded" into awe-inspiring poses.
Blankets, props, wraps, headbands, hats and mini outfits can certainly be used in either setting, but the studio allows for more focused and targeted photography without distractions.
*This session can take up to 3 hours.
Clearly, there are pros and cons to both studio and lifestyle newborn photography. But parents don't have to choose one or the other. It is entirely within reason to schedule one of each type of session for the most comprehensive coverage of your new bundle of joy.
That said, if parents would like to choose just one direction, they should consider the pros and cons.
Does going to the studio sound like a welcome break to you, or would it be less stressful to have me come to you? There's no right or wrong decision; it's simply a matter of personal choice.
I look forward to working with you and your new bundle of joy!