What a great start to my in-home session season! Take a look at my most recent shoot and see the fun surprise this little lady got to experience at the end of our time together!
October Fall Family Photo Session | Milwaukee Family Maternity Lifestyle Photographer
Early Fall Family Photo Session | Milwaukee Family Photographer
A couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity to photograph my friend Jen and her family. After weighing our options for the location of the session (let’s be real - our options were “frigid cold” or “cozy and warm”), we opted to do the session inside Jen’s home! This was also an easy decision because [as you’ll see in the photographs] Jen’s house is gorgeous. Just knowing I’d get to work in such a beautiful space made me giddy with excitement to document this family!
When I arrived, her two little ones were filled with energy and enthusiasm. I’ve found that kids are usually experts at breaking the ice right from the start (one reason why I love photographing them!). It makes my job of capturing them “in their element” so effortless. Jen, Tim, and the kids spent a little over an hour happily running around the house with a few quiet moments sprinkled in throughout our time together as I photographed them on this Sunday morning.
I love a creative challenge, and this session really pushed me. I embraced the low directional light (it was a cloudy day) and went for a moody feel with the photos. In-home sessions allow for photographs to tell a truly authentic story about your family. When I look through these photographs, I can just feel how much Jen and Tim love those two little ones. Seeing them hold, rock, read with, and cuddle these babies is so heartwarming! My goal for every one of my photo sessions is to bottle up the love you have for your family. I love documenting your authentic love in a beautiful for you to treasure these moments in time forever.
If you’re considering an in home session, I would love to connect! When you’re done looking through this gallery, feel free to type a comment below and tell me what you think!
An In-Home N
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!
Make sure your baby’s tummy is full just before I get there - a sleepy baby is what we want for the session.
Open window shades. We want the photos to be light and bright!
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.
Turn up the heat! This will help your baby to be comfortable and sleepy for the session.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!