March 7, 2024

A Guide to Lifestyle Newborn Photography Sessions and Baby Portraits


Lifestyle Newborn Photography in Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, Milwaukee suburbs and Beyond: Capturing Moments with Your Baby

Welcoming a newborn into your home is an unforgettable experience filled with joy, wonder, and sleepless nights. Every moment with your little one is precious and fleeting, making it essential to capture those early days in a way that reflects the beauty of your growing family. That's where newborn lifestyle sessions come in.

Parents are increasingly turning to newborn lifestyle photography to preserve the authentic moments of their baby's early days in the comfort of their own home. These sessions offer a relaxed and natural approach to capturing the love, connection, and intimacy of those first weeks together.

My approach focuses on documenting the natural interactions and emotions between you and your baby in the comfort of your own home. Rather than posed portraits, I aim to tell the story of your family's love and connection through candid moments and genuine expressions.

During our session, I strive to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, allowing you and your baby to feel at ease while I document the tender moments of cuddles, feeding, and bonding. I believe that these real-life

moments are the ones you'll want to cherish and look back on for years to come.

Whether it's capturing the tiny details of your baby's fingers and toes, the peaceful moments of nap time, or the joyous expressions during playtime, my goal is to create timeless images that reflect the unique personality and essence of your growing family.

With my lifestyle newborn offerings, you can expect a personalized and meaningful experience that celebrates the love and connection within your family. Let's create beautiful memories together that you'll treasure for a lifetime.

When to Schedule a Newborn Lifestyle Session?

The ideal time to schedule a newborn lifestyle session is within the first two weeks after your baby's arrival. During this time, your newborn is typically more sleepy and easier to move around, resulting in those adorable curled-up shots that parents love. It's also a time when you're settling into your new routine as a family, and capturing these moments early ensures that you'll have beautiful memories to cherish for years to come.

How Long is the Session:

My newborn lifestyle sessions typically last around an hour, allowing plenty of time for feeding, soothing, and capturing a variety of natural poses and expressions. Unlike posed studio sessions, lifestyle sessions focus on capturing the natural interactions and emotions between you and your baby in your own environment.

How to Prepare for the Session:

Preparing for your newborn lifestyle session can be simple and

stress-free. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your session:

  • Choose a Comfortable Location:

Since the session will take place in your home, choose a room with plenty of natural light and enough space to move around comfortably. The nursery, master bedroom, or living room are popular choices for newborn sessions.

  • Keep it Cozy: Dress yourself and your baby in comfortable, neutral-colored clothing that reflects your personal style. Avoid busy patterns or logos that may distract from the focus of the photos.

  • Personalize Your Space: Add personal touches to your home environment to make the photos feel uniquely yours. Whether it's a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or piece of nursery decor, incorporating meaningful elements into the background can add depth and personality to your images.

  • Relax and Enjoy the Moment: Most importantly, relax and enjoy the experience! Your photographer will guide you through the session and capture the natural beauty of your family's bond. Don't worry about trying to pose or perfect every detail—some of the most precious moments are the unplanned ones.

Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or if you'd like to schedule a session. I'm here to help! Let’s pencil in a date.


What does it cost?

A. Visit my investment page to see the details!

Can other sibling, family or pets be involved in the session?

A. Absolutely! I love incorporating siblings, other family members or pets into the session. Let me know if you'd like to include older siblings or other family members, and we'll plan accordingly to capture precious moments with everyone.

What is the timeline on receiving the photos?

A. After the session, I carefully edit and process the images to ensure they meet my quality standards. You can expect to receive your final edited photos within a few weeks after your session.

Do you offer additional services such as custom photo albums, prints, or wall art featuring the images from the session?

A. I offer a variety of products and services to help you preserve and display your images. From custom photo albums to wall art and prints, there are plenty of options to choose from to showcase your beautiful memories. You will find those printing options in your online gallery once you receive your photos.

What if I have postpartum issues or need to reschedule/cancel?

A. I understand that life can be unpredictable, and I strive to be flexible and accommodating. If you need to reschedule or cancel your session, please let me know as soon as possible, and we'll work together to find a solution that works for both of us.

I completely understand the postpartum period can be challenging (I've been there!), and I'm here to support you every step of the way. Let me know if you have any specific concerns or considerations, and I'll do my best to accommodate your needs and preferences during the session.