Having a baby is such a special and unique time for all families. It doesn't matter if it's your 1st, your 2nd, or your 6th! Your baby arrives and all of a sudden you are in a new role with new routines and new responsibilities. It's emotional and crazy, and oh so perfectly chaotic in the beginning. But the very best part is that you are so deeply in love with this new little life. I remember looking at my own children and the tears would just flow out of pure joy that this tiny human being actually belonged to me. Thank you God for the gift of motherhood! After having 3 children of my own, I know this time passes way too fast. This is why I consider it such a gift to be invited into a client's home for a newborn session. Home sessions truly provide a real and authentic backdrop to capture this most precious period of time.
Here are my top four reasons why I think you will love home newborn sessions as much as I do!
The odds of forgetting something will be in your favor. You can't possibly forget something because you don't have to leave the comfort of your own home! No packing up and running into the house for that last minute thing. No rushing to leave on time. No fussing with those crazy car seat buckles that are 3x the size of your newborn!
The details that make up your story will be captured. Home sessions allow the photographer to photograph nursery details like board books, mobiles, framed art, favorite stuffed animals, a closet full of baby clothes, and priceless family heirlooms. All the tiny little details that make up the beautiful and special place that you created for your newborn will be captured forever.
It's easy to take breaks. Newborn sessions can last 2-3 hours! This is a LONG time for siblings (and for Dads!) to wait. Snacks help, but it's still a long time. Dads and siblings can take breaks while baby and mom are in the spotlight. Being at home makes this a little easier on everyone resulting in beautiful images.
There is no place like home. New parents are generally most comfortable at home. It's easier to nurse at home and extra outfits will be right at your fingertips. This is your chance to get a photograph in the most authentic and natural setting. Remember, your home is an amazing representation of your family story and holds so many priceless memories.
So when your child is a little bit older and asks all about what he/she was like when they were a baby, you will have amazing photographs to share with them!