In Home Or In Studio Newborn Photography What Is Right For You?
It’s hard not to start this blog out or title it as the comfort of in-home newborn sessions…
But I already have several blogs about that! haha. I literally have a post titled “The Comfort Of Home A Stress Free Newborn Session! So yeah. I had to go another direction.
But the point it the same. In home or in studio newborn photography is a choice. The question is not what is better but what is best for you?
Sometimes the idea of newborn photos stresses parents out beyond all end. Getting the perfect outfits, finding props, going to a studio… I mean the idea of leaving your house after having a newborn in the first 2 weeks (when newborn shoots are actually newborn shoots) sounds like dying might be better…
Am I right parents???? lol.
So alas, even thought they might not be a “styled” or “perfect” like the adorable squishy photos you see studio photographers shooting on pinterest (or even on my blog) in home newborn sessions are perfectly perfect if your main goal is
- photos of your baby when they are indeed a “newborn”.
- lifestyle /natural photography
- the weather outside is impossible (aka freezing or 114 degrees lol)
- Intimate, casual, easy
- not leaving your house
- the most authentic candid moments
- your pets, your couch, your bed YOUR home
These are all great reasons to have your photographer come to you. Now I do have some tips & tricks that will make your session turn out.
- You DO need PLENTY of natural sunlight streaming in your home (or you need your photographer to bring studio lighting… which needs lots of space and no pets or other children that might knock it down…)
- You DO need to still read my “how to get ready” for your newborn shoot (in my client portal & resources page – I send this article to all my newborn clients)
Another good tip….(not used in this session but for most of my non-summer clients)
Find someplace outside walking distance from your home or even in your yard to do some of the “newborn” poses” We just need a shaded but outdoor location. I have TONS of props & backdrops. You do get the VERY best skintones and lighting for your newborn if you can do these outdoors. But as you can see in this session it was 114 by 9am when we started so going outside wasn’t an option.
Reasons Why Studio (or outdoor location) Might Be Better:
- You don’t want to deal with cleaning your home or a space in your home ( I won’t judge you for a messy house… EVER… but we do need a “clean/de-clutttered” space to shoot & I will be moving a million things around your home to create it if I need to.
- LOVE the clean look and light of studio shoots & want the “perfect” newborn poses & backdrops
- Dying to leave your house haha
- There is no natural light or space in your home to set up lighting safely
My experience of shooting newborns for the past 15 years has shown me that in home or in studio newborn photography is totally depend and on the clients goals! And many of my clients choose in home and it’s usually workable!!
Check out my instagram reels, as I’ll be posting a behind the scenes video of what our working space really looked like. You can see how I can use natural local light to create these stunning studio like shots anyways!
Okay that is all friends! Enjoy my newest Fully Alive client – baby Elliott!!! Also enjoy this adorable rose swaddle/blanket from Tiny Twinkle! I offer all my newborn clients a free swaddle in exchange for letting this amazing small business use your model baby in the swaddle!!! It’s a great deal and a wonderful way to suppose a local small business!