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Why should I book Newborn Portraits?

February 20, 2024

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Welcoming a newborn into your family is undoubtedly one of the most magical and cherished moments in life. As parents, you want to capture every tiny detail of your bundle of joy and create lasting memories for a lifetime. All of us will have thousands upon thousands of I phone images by the time your baby is three months old. I know because I have them too, and I love them! But these pictures often don’t capture the magic and true beauty of this moment in time. You may consider going to a studio space as well for newborn portraits, which is a great option! But there is nothing like being in your own home for newborn portraits.

I believe the best way to capture this moment in time is allow a photographer into your home- your space- to deliver heartwarming, authentic images. Here are a few reasons why it is so very important to have your newborn images captured and why in home newborns are so darn wonderful.

  1. Comfort and Convenience:

Hiring an in-home newborn photographer allows for the utmost comfort and convenience. As a brand new parent, especially in the first few weeks, you will find it challenging to leave the house. By having the photographer come to your home, you eliminate the stress of packing up and transporting your baby, ensuring a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.

  1. Familiar Environment:

Newborns are incredibly sensitive to their surroundings, and the unfamiliar environment of a new space can be overwhelming for them. In-home sessions allow your baby to stay in their familiar surroundings, promoting a sense of security and comfort. This will result in more natural and intimate moments captured. Plus all of their personal baby things are a finger tip away!

  1. Personalized and Unique Settings:

Your home is a reflection of your style and personality. I love love love getting to see your home! It is so special to me. In-home newborn photography provides the opportunity to incorporate meaningful and personalized settings into the photoshoot. Whether it’s capturing the nursery, family heirlooms, or the cozy corner where you spend quiet moments with your baby, these elements add depth and uniqueness to the photographs, making them even more special.

  1. Flexibility in Timing:

Newborns operate on their own schedules, often requiring frequent feeding and diaper changes. In-home sessions allow for greater flexibility in timing, accommodating the needs and rhythms of your baby. This flexibility ensures a more relaxed and natural photoshoot, capturing genuine moments without the rush or pressure of adhering to a strict studio schedule.

  1. Sibling and Family Inclusion:

For families with older siblings, including them in the photoshoot becomes significantly easier in the comfort of your own home. Siblings can feel more at ease and be themselves, resulting in authentic and heartwarming interactions. These are some of my favorite moments, big siblings are SO proud to be involved and in the pictures. In-home sessions allow for a blend of individual newborn portraits and precious family moments, creating a visual story of your growing family.

Hiring an in-home newborn photographer goes beyond capturing beautiful images; it’s about creating an experience and memory that aligns with the true feelings and love of your family. The comfort and familiarity offered by in-home sessions contributes to the authenticity of the photographs, allowing you to have a timeless collection of memories to treasure for generations to come.

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