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THE NEWBORN SESSION

This moment captured is one of my favorites. The sweet moments you find in the first few weeks after bringing baby home is nothing short of magical. Documenting your new little family, comfortably in your own home, loving on your baby, is just the best. My sessions are laid back and comfortable, not a lot of fuss needed. I bring everything I need to photograph you and your baby comfortably in your home. All you need is to have your baby fed and wrapped up tight for when I arrive. 

FAQ

What is lifestyle newborn photography?

This style of photography is simply you, your family, in your space, enjoying that which makes you happy. It's taking the overly formal portrait and forced poses out a photography session and taking the time to capture you honestly, in all that you love. I will visit with you, laugh with you, and cuddle your children all the while capturing the real engagements among you and your family. Your gallery will include your baby's space, their yawns, mom and dad both attempting to change baby...the things that make this newness real and beautiful. 

What should baby wear? What should we wear?

Baby should be just diapered when I arrive, I'm happy to go over clothing options once I arrive, but for the most part, baby will be in comfortable clothing or in just a diaper. The rest of the family's attire I like to take case by case, but usually nothing too formal. I like you to be comfortable in your home sitting or standing in things that fit the cozy narrative of cuddling with your baby.

How long will this session last?

As long as it takes, but generally an hour or so. We can take breaks for baby to eat, be changed and drift off to sleep. If we go over an hour that is fine, I allow enough time for everything to be captured. 

When is the best time to capture baby?

The first 10 to 14 days are ideal for a sleepy baby, but because this is more of a lifestyle session and elaborate posing and positioning is not something I do much of, waiting longer is also an option. 


lifestyle

I try for a balanced mixture of styled photography and organic lifestyle photos. I approach our photography session much like I'm being invited to a playdate with your family... in your home or one of many diverse outdoor locations, we will enjoy each other's company in beautiful light while I photograph the authentic love you have for one another.  I love what I do because it's as fun as it sounds. Lucky me!

FAQ

What is lifestyle family photography?

This style of photography is simply you, your family, in your space, enjoying that which makes you happy. It's taking the overly formal portrait and forced poses out a photography session and instead taking the time to capture you honestly, in all that you love. I will visit with you, laugh with you, and cuddle your children all the while capturing the real engagements among you and your family. 

What should we wear?

Clothes are an amazing opportunity to add story to your images. Your 4 year old wants to dress herself? Great, let her! I encourage one outfit change for the children in most sessions, so bring a back up. Overall, I want you to be yourselves and I am happy to go over your clothing options in our consultation. For inspiration, feel free to check out my Pinterest board!

Click here for more ideas on what to wear. 

 

How long will this session last?

Generally an hour or two. It's common to take a little snack break in the middle to give the littles a break to refuel, so that's something I encourage my parents to bring with them 

 

My kids are busy! Are you able to work with that? 

My favorite, actually! I have many years of teaching and nannying under my belt and that experience has prepared me for this job in more ways than just getting a genuine smile! And something to keep in mind, your family will set the pace of our shoot. If you are silly and playful, those are the images you'll get; if instead you are quiet and cuddly, well, we will cuddle up with my camera. 

How far in advance should I book?

Most seasons I am booked 4-6 weeks out, so it's aways a good idea for allow for at least 4 weeks. For the Holidays, I start booking in the summer, so while it's still hot and sunny, book those fall shoots! 

 

Do you Travel?

Yes! While I am based in Los Angeles/Orange County, I frequent the Bay Area as well as the Pacific Northwest. If you are out of the area, contact me for possible travel dates to your area. 


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