Tips & What to Expect during your in-home newborn session

Having a new baby in the house can be a little crazy! But it’s the most beautiful, emotional and wonderfully surreal kind of crazy. You’ve booked your newborn session to capture these special moments between you and your baby and are wondering how to prepare for it. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you thoroughly enjoy the whole experience!


► Since I photograph newborn sessions with a lifestyle approach getting mom and dad involved is essential. If the new little one has siblings or a pet who’s like a member of the family, I’d love to get them involved, too!

► Make sure your home is slightly warmer than usual and have your little one fed

This helps keep baby cozy and sleepy. 

► Have ready any toys, sentimental items or outfits you’d like to include

Some of those things might be stuffed animals, monogrammed blankets, little hats ect.

► Relax!

This is all about capturing those natural moments with your family. We don’t want baby to sense any stress! so try to relax even if baby is getting fussy. We absolutely take breaks throughout the session for mom and dad to feed or ease the newborn.

► Atmosphere

If baby is used to having background noise, keep a tv on or play some music. This way they won’t startle as easily. If baby is used to peace and quite that’s great too! Also open all those blinds and have lots of natural light flowing in. We’ll need it to create our soft, beautiful images.

► What to wear

Baby’s look adorable swaddled and in fitted outfits/onesies. Feel free to do a few wardrobe changes throughout your session. They probably have some of cutest miniature outfits you’re totally dying to put them in.

Parents and siblings I suggest should wear outfits that work well together but do not match. Complimentary color look great and since we’re photographing in your home, a less formal style works best. Lay your clothes out the night before and make sure you like them together. Another quick suggestion would be to stay away from bold busy patterns or graphic tees. That goes for baby and family!

What to expect

Expect a relaxed session full of loving feelings and natural moments. Be prepared for hungry, fussy or wide awake babies who we will take breaks to ease. Expect my undivided attention and tons of enthusiasm for what I do. It’s such an honor to have you share these moments with me. I get to make photographs your family will treasure forever and it’s incredible!