6 Ways To Prepare For Your In-Home Newborn Session

 
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An In-Home N

ewborn Session

Newborn sessions are typically scheduled sometime during the baby’s first month. The session takes place in the comfort of your own home. My goal is to beautifully document the first few weeks of you with your sweet baby. I facilitate with simple prompts throughout the entire session to help inspire authentic connections as the session unfolds.

I’m so inspired by the nurseries I have been so fortunate to photograph! I look forward to walking into a space and documenting all the love that was poured into every single detail. It’s an honor to capture new love in such special places.

If you are planning an in-home newborn session, here are 6 simple things you can do to prepare!

  1. Make sure your baby’s tummy is full just before I get there - a sleepy baby is what we want for the session.

  2. Open window shades. We want the photos to be light and bright!

  3. Tidy up any surfaces in the rooms we’ll be photographing you with your baby - you’ll most likely see everything in the background of your photos.

  4. Turn up the heat! This will help your baby to be comfortable and sleepy for the session.

  5. Wear something comfortable and neutral. A lot of moms choose flowy tops that they can move around in easily while feeling comfortable. Since we’ll be in your home, the photos can have a more casual feel (think barefeet!) and it’s best for your clothes to match the setting.

  6. Relax and enjoy this moment! All you have to do is be yourself and I’ll help with directing the session to capture authentic moments that you can treasure forever.

If you are interested in finding out even more about an in-home newborn session, feel free to contact me at littlexlittlephoto@gmail.com.

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A Newborn Studio Session

 
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A Newborn Studio Session

 

Some families prefer to use my Bay View studio for their newborn session portraits. The large north-facing windows in the studio allow for lots of gorgeous natural light to fill the space. As you’ll see here, my newborn sessions include the entire family. Please enjoy these images taken at my most recent in-studio newborn session!

 
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Newest Addition

 
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NEWEST ADDITION

An in-home newborn session.

It was so great working with the C family last week! I always prepare families for in-home sessions by asking them to open shades to let in as much natural light as possible. Shortly after I arrived, I remember telling them, “This house is a photographer’s dream!”. As you’ll see in the images, there was so much soft natural light mixed with stunning decor (not to mention an adorable family!). It’s so fun for me to see how families choose to decorate their nursery. Be sure to check out that wallpapered statement wall! If you’re planning on setting up a nursery sometime in the near future, you'll want to take notes from this one!

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Milestone Sessions

 
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MILESTONE SESSIONS

Find out what they are!

 
 

Hey there -

If you’re a parent and anything like me, you probably can’t believe how fast your kids are growing! My oldest son just turned 6 and I couldn’t help but think… wow that flew by! Where did the time go?

So many times I hear moms saying “stop growing up so fast” when they talk about their kids as important milestones come and go. Their first smile, the day they learn to crawl, the day they take their first steps, first birthdays, and each birthday as they get older. The good news: I can help! No, I can’t slow down time but I can freeze time through gorgeous photographs that will ensure that you’ll always remember this special time in your child’s life.

One day when your kids are adults, I promise you’ll be happy that you made this investment to have professional, fun, gorgeous photos taken of them when they were little at these special times in their lives.

I offer bundle discounts when you book multiple milestone sessions in a calendar year. One popular bundle is newborn, 6 month, and first birthday. The sessions can take place in studio or on location. If you are interested in setting up a milestone session, contact me!

Enjoy these recent photos I took of my son who just turned 6 years old!

Melissa

 
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My New Studio!

 
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MY NEW STUDIO

So excited for this!

 
 

After several years of only offering on location photo sessions, I now have a studio! I’m so excited to provide this new option to my clients. The timing of this was very intentional, as our Wisconsin fall and winters can be pretty brutal for outdoor photo sessions!

The studio is located in Bay View. It’s a shared studio, meaning I have to reserve my block of time in advance. There are many other creatives and photographers who utilize the same space. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to take advantage of this amazing space!

The studio has an entire north-facing wall of windows, tall white walls, and a concrete floor. I plan to only utilize the natural light in the space (and avoid using artificial light if possible). I’m still staying true to my style of photography (natural light, lifestyle).

Last weekend I had 6 families participate in my holiday mini sessions. I’m so excited with the results! It was a great first run in the new studio and I think all of my clients had a lot of fun playing with fake snow, pinecones, and listening to holiday music.

I do have a few remaining spots for the mini sessions between now and mid-December. If you are interested in booking a holiday studio session, please contact me at littlexlittlephoto@gmail.com

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