The more I do in-home sessions the more I love the different side you get to see of families. I’ve noticed that everyone seems to be more comfortable in front of a camera when they are in a comfortable and familiar setting. The kids are often more playful, they are more cuddly, and sometimes they’ll even bring out some of their favorite toys to show off or document. Those often make some of the best photos..kids at play with their favorite every day toys or stuffed animals. There’s nothing more comfortable than snuggled up on your own couch with mom.
One thing I love about in-home sessions is how slow paced and relaxed they can be. There’s no reason to rush and scramble. When a family is comfortable during their session that often reflected in their images.
Sweet Isla J. was a champ and slept through the entire newborn session. Our secret? Swaddled her up really tight and cozy. It was just what she needed. She was so comfy she snoozed the whole time—making her momma’s wish come true.
The first few weeks after bringing home a new baby are such a blur. It’s often hard to remember what life was like when they were so small and squishy. It’s one reason I love lifestyle sessions so much. These sessions capture those small moments early in a child’s life that are hard to remember because they go by so fast (and because of sleep deprivation).
To the parents of Isla: You guys are doing a fantastic job. Keep it up! <3