I offer newborn photo sessions both at my studio and in clients’ homes. There are important differences between these options, read on to decide which is best for you!
Studio Newborn Sessions
My cozy downtown Northville studio was designed specifically for newborns and babies. Natural and studio lighting are available so there’s never a concern about gloomy days or insufficient light. The props and accessories you see in my studio newborn portfolio are available for use… knit hats, rompers, headbands, wraps, baskets, bowls, fabrics, blankets, all created or chosen specifically for newborn photography. With your input, I will stylize several setups, then gently guide your baby through poses to showcase their perfect tiny self. Sessions last about 2.5-3 hours, depending on how well baby sleeps. My goal is to create timeless artwork featuring your little one. Family photos can be included, but photos of baby are the main focus.
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
What is “Lifestyle” Photography?
Lifestyle photography captures real life situations in an artistic manner. It lies somewhere between classical portraiture and documentary photojournalism – neither fully posed nor completely candid. My goal for these sessions is to tell the story of your family during this special time at home with a new baby. You can see examples of these types of sessions in my lifestyle newborn portfolio. Sessions last about 1-1.5 hours.
Lifestyle newborn photography is…
Lifestyle newborn photography is not…
lots of props
a studio session in your home
everyone looking at the camera and smiling (though we will try to get a few of these, too!)
I will guide you through activities with baby such as rocking, cuddling, “playing”, comforting, feeding, changing, dressing, swaddling, bathing… all those things that make up your days with a newborn.
Pricing is the same for both studio and in-home newborn sessions, and is available upon request. The Session Fee covers my costs before, during and after the session to produce your images. Digital files, prints, and products are purchased separately. Within 2 weeks, you will see an online gallery of 30+ images to order from.