A Large Family Newborn Session
Ok. I didn't know how brave a mom could be. Six kids all 2 years apart and they were amazing! This little guy was 11 days old in my in-home session. I love taking photos at home where the baby and family are most comfortable. It's always nice when grandma is there also to help out. Lifestyle sessions are more relaxed than typical, traditional sessions. I let the baby decide what we'll do. In every session I've done the baby is awake and also asleep, which I find fun. I like to take photos on the parents' bed and everyone can snuggle with the baby.
Each of the sisters and the brother wanted to have a photo with the new baby, which I thought was so cute! the little brother with the baby was one of my favorites. So much love for this little baby!
Another bonus to having your shoot at your home is no travel time and forgotten snacks or drinks. You don't have to clean your house for the session. We can clear off the bed or a couch for the shoot.I think all you need is a white sheet for the bed, but you can use any neutral color also. This bedspread added texture to the background and worked well.
I also like to use natural window lighting. it can be used as a white background like this shot, of we can face the window for soft light. Of course if the room is too dark I can use a flash and fill in the shadows.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the newborn session.