5 Essential Tips for an In-Home Newborn Photography Session

Welcoming a newborn into your family is an incredibly special and cherished moment. Capturing those early days through photography is a wonderful way to preserve these memories. In-home newborn photography sessions offer a cozy and intimate setting, allowing you to showcase the unique bond between your family and your little one. To help you make the most of your session, I’ve compiled a list of 5 essential tips. Read on to ensure a smooth and successful in-home newborn photography experience!

Prepare the nursery or desired setting:

Create a cozy and clutter-free space in advance. Remove any distracting objects or unnecessary clutter from the background. Decorate the nursery with meaningful items, such as personalized blankets or stuffed animals, to add a personal touch to the photographs. Consider opening curtains or blinds to allow the natural light to flood the room.

Keep the room comfortably warm:

Newborns are used to being in a warm and cozy environment, so maintaining a comfortable temperature in the room is essential. A warm setting will keep your baby content and help them relax during the session.

What to wear:

When trying to decide what to wear, simple is best. Neutral tones that go well together photograph best for newborn sessions. Having similar tones in your outfits instead of wearing the same colors, will help balance the image. I prefer grays, whites, and all pastel colors. Avoid vibrant, ultra bright and neon colors that will reflect on your skin. Steer clear of logos and shirts with writing as they will distract and pull the eye to those areas.

Feed the baby:

Try to change and feed the baby right before I get to your home. A dry and well fed baby will likely fall asleep easier and longer. Don’t worry about putting on fancy outfits for the baby. I find that newborns are best photographed in a simple swaddle. Feel free to use heirlooms and special items if you have them like a special blanket a family member made for the baby and I will photograph them with that item.

Parents and Siblings:

Parents, expect to be in the photos. This sessions may be called newborn sessions, but they are also a time to capture you, your spouse and siblings with the newest member of the family. Without the whole family, the full story of your baby wouldn’t be told.

An in-home newborn photography session offers the perfect setting to capture the beauty and love that surrounds your baby’s arrival. By following these essential tips, you can ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience that results in stunning images you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Relax, communicate your desires, and allow the joy of the moment to unfold naturally. Enjoy this precious time with your newborn and embrace the joy of parenthood!

If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to be a part of capturing you and your family! You can contact me here and I will be in touch soon!