In-home Lifestyle Session
What to Expect & Helpful Hints
I absolutely love sessions at home! There is no place where you are more comfortable and that always shines through in the images. The majority of the shoot will take place in the nursery, but depending on the light in your home, we can use the den or master bedroom areas, too.
The one thing I cannot stress enough is —do not worry if your house is a mess—you will have just had a baby! All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible and clear off your nightstands and tables of clutter. That's it—and if you don't get to those tasks we will take care of them when I arrive!
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Looking super relaxed and at your best will make you feel more comfortable during the session, and you will look more natural. This is an exciting time in your life and we want to capture all of that…so take care of yourself first--nails, make-up etc, don't skip out on the extra details that make you feel special! As far as clothing goes, keep it simple. Throw in a little color if you’d like, but skip the busy patterns. I suggest cotton knit camis and knit tops. For your husband, the same rules apply- Solid or subtle patterned tops work best. Try to stay away from prominent logos or writing on clothing. Siblings can wear a light colored shirt or simple plain dress, or for boys they can go shirtless while holding the baby for a beautiful photo. Being comfortable is key!
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
There will be so many emotions during the shoot—love, excitement, wonder, amazement. It can be tough, but try to relax! Moms tend to stress out because this is a new experience and because they want things to be “perfect.” I will take your baby’s lead and allow him/her to be the focus of the shoot.
Just focus on your little family-relaxing and cuddling with your sweet new addition and I will create images that you will cherish forever!
If you have any questions at all, just send me an email and will chat!!