Are you wanting to do a newborn portrait session but just not sure you have the time or energy to haul everyone into a studio? As a photographer specializing in newborns in the Baltimore, MD area, I’m here to tell you why you don’t have to leave your home for your newborn session!
Here are 10 reasons why having your newborn portrait session at home is a great idea:
Your happy place: When you have your newborn portrait session at home, you get to hang out in your own space. You don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable in a studio with a new baby. You have your own bathroom, your postpartum supplies, and even your pets. Your home is where you feel most relaxed and at ease, and that will show in your photos.
Your stuff is there: You never know when your baby will need a diaper/clothing change or a quick feeding during your session. When you have your session at home, all of your baby supplies are right at your fingertips. You’ll have access to your nursing pillow, your formula “Keurig” (those things are really cool!), and you won’t have to pack up supplies. You also have access to your food and drinks, so you can get a snack and guzzle coffee while I’m doing the work!
No need to travel: With a newborn, leaving the house can be a challenge. When you have your session at home, there’s no need to travel. No loading a newborn into the car seat or trying to keep a toddler awake on the drive. I will come to you and set up everything we need for your session!
Don’t clean and prep: I will bring everything we’ll need for your session – from a space heater to blankets to baskets. You don’t have to worry about cleaning your home or finding props for your session. You have a new baby, and you’re too exhausted for all of that!
Hair and makeup artists at your doorstep: If you choose to add on hair and makeup services, I’ll do all of the scheduling and the artists will come right to your home. No need to travel to a salon, you can get glammed up right in your living room!
So comfortable: Your home is a place of comfort. With your favorite couch and your cozy slippers right there at your disposal, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the session.
Outfit changes are easier: With your baby’s wardrobe right there, outfit changes are much easier. You don’t have to worry about packing multiple outfits or forgetting something at home. You also have your own closet if you want to switch outfits, as well as extra clothes for any siblings who may spill on their outfit!
Happy siblings: If you have older children, having your session at home means they can be in their own space and feel more comfortable. This can make the session much easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Kids are happier in their own environment, and less likely to be shy for the camera. They also have their toys nearby, and they can even go down for a nap when their turn is over!
Baby’s first home: Your current home will always be the place where you brought your newborn home from the hospital. It will always have a special place in your heart, even if you move at some point, so having your newborn portrait session there will just add to the memories and remind you of those early days.
Wall design: When your newborn portrait session is in your home, I can see your home decor and get a sense of your style, which helps me recommend the right products. You can also show me where you may want to display your photos, so I can create the perfect wall art for your home. I can also measure and take pictures if needed. Later, when the time comes, I will send a professional installer to hang your art!
In conclusion, having your newborn portrait session at home has so many benefits. It’s a comfortable and convenient option that offers unique and personalized photos. I would love to come to your home in the DMV area and capture these precious moments with you and your family. I’d love to chat and discuss your own newborn portrait session! You can see my work and reach out here!
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