The Art of Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Newborn photography is an art form that requires skill, patience, and creativity. When it comes to capturing the beauty and essence of a newborn baby, lifestyle photography is an excellent approach. Unlike traditional posed newborn photography, lifestyle photography focuses on capturing natural, candid moments between the baby and their family in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Summer Brader Photography in Downers Grove is one of the leading lifestyle newborn photography studios that offers exceptional services to capture those real-life moments.

In this blog post, I will explore the art of lifestyle newborn photography and how I can help you capture those special moments.

What is lifestyle newborn photography?

Lifestyle newborn photography is a style of photography that focuses on capturing real-life moments and interactions between the newborn baby and their family. Rather than using elaborate props and poses, lifestyle photographers use natural lighting and organic backdrops to create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

The goal your session is to capture the unique personality and character of the baby, as well as the love and connection between the baby and their family. We will capture moments of your baby being held, snuggled, and loved by their family, and will also capture moments of the baby sleeping or just being themselves.

What to expect during a lifestyle newborn photography session

A typical lifestyle newborn session lasts between 1-2 hours, depending on the baby’s mood and schedule. The session will take place in the comfort of your own home, which provides a natural and familiar environment for the baby and their family.

During the session, I will work closely with you to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for your family. Guidance on positioning and lighting will be provided, but will also encourage natural interactions between you and your baby.

I specialize in capturing those candid moments that reflect the love and connection between the baby and their family. I have a keen eye for detail and will my creativity to capture unique and memorable images that you will cherish for years to come.

Preparing for a lifestyle newborn photography session

Preparing for your session involves a few simple steps to ensure that your session goes smoothly and that your images turn out beautifully.

First, it’s important to schedule your due date in advance to ensure that you get the date and time that works best for your family. It’s recommended that you schedule your session around the two week mark of your baby’s life, as this is when they are most sleepy and less likely to be fussy.

Second, it’s important to choose a location in your home that has good natural lighting and is free from clutter. I will work with you to choose the best location in your home to capture those beautiful moments.

Third, it’s important to dress comfortably and in clothing that reflects your personal style. I offer an extensive style guide and will work with you to choose outfits that compliment your personal style and the overall look and feel of your session.

Summer Brader Photography in Downers Grove is a leading lifestyle newborn photography studio that specializes in capturing those real-life moments that you will cherish for years to come. Contact me today to schedule your session and capture those precious moments with your newborn baby.