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Creating Timeless Memories: Tips for Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Lifestyle newborn photography is a beautiful way to capture the natural moments and emotions of those early days with your newborn. Unlike traditional posed newborn sessions, lifestyle photography focuses on capturing authentic moments in your everyday life. Here are some tips to help you create timeless and heartwarming lifestyle newborn photos:

  1. Choose Meaningful Locations: Select locations in your home that hold sentimental value or that have beautiful natural light. The nursery, master bedroom, or cozy living room can provide a comfortable backdrop for your photos. Look for areas with soft, diffused natural light to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

  2. Keep it Natural: Embrace the natural beauty of your newborn and your family by keeping poses and interactions authentic. Encourage natural interactions between family members, such as cuddling on the couch, reading a book together, or gently rocking the baby to sleep. Avoid overly posed or staged shots, and let the moments unfold organically.

  3. Focus on Connection: The beauty of lifestyle newborn photography lies in capturing the genuine connection and emotions between family members. Encourage parents and siblings to interact with the baby in ways that feel natural to them—whether it's sharing tender moments, exchanging loving glances, or gently caressing the newborn's tiny fingers and toes.

  4. Capture Everyday Moments: Lifestyle photography is about documenting the everyday moments that make up your family's life. Don't feel pressured to have everything perfectly staged or coordinated. Instead, focus on capturing the little details and routines that make your family unique, such as feeding times, bath time rituals, or cuddling on the bed.

  5. Be Patient and Flexible: Newborns have their own schedules and moods, so be patient and flexible during the photo session. Allow plenty of time for feeding, diaper changes, and comforting breaks as needed. Don't rush the process—some of the most beautiful moments happen when you least expect them.

  6. Use Props Sparingly: While props can add a whimsical touch to your photos, use them sparingly to avoid overshadowing the natural beauty of your newborn. Opt for simple props that complement the scene rather than detract from it. Soft blankets, swaddles, and a few meaningful props can add visual interest without overwhelming the photo.

  7. Edit with Care: When editing your photos, aim for a timeless and natural look that enhances the beauty of the moment without being overly processed. Focus on adjusting exposure, contrast, and color balance to create a cohesive and polished look. Avoid heavy filters or excessive retouching, as they can detract from the authenticity of the images.

By following these tips and embracing the beauty of your everyday moments, you can create timeless and meaningful lifestyle newborn photos that you'll cherish for years to come.


For examples from a recent in home newborn photography session scroll on down. To book your own newborn photos at home CLICK HERE to grab my guide!


~Melody



new family of 5 sits on parent's bed mom looking at newborn baby while older siblings smile during newborn photoshoot


new family of 5 sits on parent's bed all looking at newborn baby in mother's arms during newborn photoshoot

new family of 5 sits on parent's bed all looking at newborn baby in mother's arms during newborn photos

new family of 5 sits on parent's bed all looking at newborn baby in mother's arms during newborn photoshoot

new family of 5 sits on parent's bed with mother holding newborn and little boy in dad's lap smiling at local photographer

new family of 5 sits on parent's bed smiling at newborn photographer

new family of 5 sits on parent's bed smiling at newborn photographer

new family of 5 sits on parent's bed with parents looking at baby and older siblings smiling at newborn photographer

black and white picture of big sister sits in father's lap holding newborn baby while brother cuddles in close

big sister sits in father's lap holding newborn baby while brother cuddles in close

little brother sits in mother's lap to help hold newborn sister while older sister sits beside them

newborn mother holds newborn baby to comfort her as big sister kisses baby's head

photo of newborn baby laying on parent's bed with older siblings laying looking at her

black and white photo of newborn baby laying on parent's bed with older siblings laying looking at her

new mother lays beside newborn baby girl swaddled in pink

big sister helps hold newborn sister's head as she and mother lay in bed

big sister holding newborn baby sister smiles at local photographer

big sister holding newborn swaddled in pink as brother leans in for a closer look

older siblings laying on parent's bed smile at newborn photographer while parents and baby sister are in the background

close up on newborn baby in mother's arms with her fingers on her face as mother kisses her

new mother holds newborn girl swaddled in white looking at her during in home newborn photos

new mom smiles at local newborn photographer while holding newborn baby

black and white photo of mother holding newborn baby and big brother laying his head on mom looking at baby

mother holds newborn baby girl as big brother gives her a kiss on the head

new father holding newborn baby girl swaddled in white and smiling at newborn photographer

black and white portrait of father holding newborn baby girl

father holds newborn baby swaddled in white while mother leans on his shoulder and kisses the top of the baby's headr

father holds newborn baby swaddled in white while mother leans on his shoulder and smiles at local newborn photographer

black and white newborn photo of baby feet swaddled in white

close up capture of newborn baby's hand during newborn photoshoot

newborn picture of baby feet swaddled in white

black and white newborn picture of baby feet swaddled in white

new parents sitting on their bed look down at newborn girl they are holding

new parents kiss as they sit on their bed holding their newborn baby during an in home newborn photoshoot

new parents sitting on their bed look down at newborn girl they are holding

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