My Favorite 3 Things About In-Home Newborn Sessions

My 3 Favorite Things About In-Home Newborn SessionsThere’s no time more beautiful and exciting than bringing your newborn home for the first time! This can also be a very stressful time as well and in the midst of everything you need to do, many new moms struggle to find time to make it to and from a studio for a newborn session. But the good news is, studio options aren’t the only way to capture moments of your newborn. As a photographer, my favorite shoots are in-home newborn sessions! If it’s not something you’ve considered before, you’ll want to take a look at my favorite 3 things about in-home newborn sessions!

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Here are my favorite 3 things about in-home newborn sessions

I love how intimate the sessions are

Getting to know my clients is one of the best parts of my photo sessions! When they allow me into their home, I have pretty much a front-row seat to witnessing the precious moments with the newest member of their family.

By bringing the photo session to my clients in the comfort of their own home, I’m able to capture some of the most intimate and pure moments that would be near impossible to get in a studio. Think of the moments you spend simply holding your child or rocking them to sleep in the nursery you spent so much time decorating to the last detail. These aren’t things that can be replicated in a studio setting.

mom and dad enjoying their newborn baby

The setting

Photos are for tomorrow, not today. Welcoming a newborn home is one of the most precious moments in life and the setting is almost just as important as the people in the photos. In-home sessions allow me to capture the sweet bonding moments between you and your child. It’s much different from a studio session, and the result will bring you much more than an artful photograph of the first days with your sweet pea.

It’s hard to think about years down the road when you’re wrapped up in the now with your precious little one, but years later when you look at photos from your in-home newborn session, you’ll not only enjoy recalling just how your little one smelled, looked and sounded through the photos, but also how your home felt and what the nursery you spent so much time working on looked like. Items you used that are now heirlooms like the rocking chair, a knitted blanket made by grandma, the teddy bear that was once yours, all frozen in time. The whole experience will come flooding back as you flash back through the years.

mommy and daughter during the newborn photo session

The atmosphere is relaxing

Bringing your newborn home is one of the most beautiful and exciting things in life. But it can also be extremely exhausting. After all of the excitement of welcoming your baby to the world, the abundant postpartum hormones tend to make you extra emotional and maybe not feeling ready to go out anywhere. Your life has just been turned upside-down and perhaps you’re not really feeling like leaving your comfort zone. Don’t worry; I’ve been there too!

But through all of the stress that comes with motherhood, you still want to capture the moments with your newborn, as these are days that will fly by. The good news is, your newborn photo session doesn’t have to be stressful and you really don’t even have to leave your house! By bringing newborn sessions to your home, you can feel more at ease in the place you in your own space, dress comfortably and truly enjoy the new addition to your family. The atmosphere of an in-home session will allow you and your newborn to interact naturally with no added stress to you.

I see it as an honor to witness these sweet moments and I truly love every second of it! If you’re considering an in-home session for you and your newborn, contact me to set up a session.

I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

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