5 reasons why the newborn session should take place at home and not in the studio.

Did you know you can take baby photos at home? I bet, many of your friends referred you to me saying that newborn photography should be done in a studio. And yes, it is definitely possible and will work for sure! However, for the most part, I prefer to do newborn sessions in my clients’ homes because it gives them a chance to feel the atmosphere that they are more familiar with and more comfortable being in.

I want to show you today 5 reasons why the newborn session should take place at home and not in the studio

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1. Home is a familiar environment for our little ones.

Have you ever noticed that newborns usually react better to people they know? Newborns feel more comfortable at their home, where everything is familiar and that brings back memories from their time spent inside the womb. In fact, during pregnancy, babies grow accustomed to sounds, smell, humidity and rhythms of the rooms in which they move every day. So it makes sense!

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2. Family members can be present during the session.

There is no way a photographer can replace them! Let them hold and touch your newborn – even if they don’t know much about taking care of a baby – this time is irreplaceable! This will become a cherished memory for each of you and what better way to share it with your family than by having professional photographs taken while they are there with you?!

Natural Newborn photography session. Lifestyle Newborn session Andover by Krystian Graca Photography
Natural Newborn photography session. Lifestyle Newborn session Andover by Krystian Graca Photography

3. You don't have to travel to get to the studio what can be a challenge

Is it really a hassle to bring your baby to a studio for newborn photos? Yes. I know that.

It’s hard to park your car, and you have to pay for parking at the studio. It can be hard to get around if the baby is in a stroller because they’re so little, so you’ll probably have to carry them around anyways, which means you’re already worn out before you even get there. You might not feel comfortable leaving your children with a babysitter in an unfamiliar place. And if you don’t have, it can be harder to get yourself there

4. Share your family's stories with your children by photographing them in the place they learned their first skills. Their very first home!

Let your children see photos of their first home and all the places that are important to them.

With all the changes in the world, more and more people change their first home, their job, or even move to another country. That’s why the newborn session is so important for many of my clients—they want to get photos of their children when they are at their first home in years.

If you choose a photo shoot at my home, I can provide you with pictures that capture your child in his or her original environment and also allow you to show off your first home to your little one. I’m sure that they’ll be grateful to you.

Natural Newborn photography session. Lifestyle Newborn session Andover by Krystian Graca Photography
Natural Newborn photography session. Lifestyle Newborn session Andover by Krystian Graca Photography

5. You like the feeling of a home-like atmosphere

Ahh, home-like atmosphere… is there anything better? When you have a new baby at your home it is a huge deal – you need to adjust and get used to the fact that there is a fragile little being under your supervision. The feeling of closeness is important both for the newborn and for parents: it makes the situation feel safe and open. Do not be surprised, if the baby wants to nestle close to you or mum. It happens all the time, especially when I work with older siblings.

The Biggest Myth about Newborn Photography at home

Many people are afraid that they do not have a beautiful house. I often hear: “I do not have an Instagram interior”, “My apartment is not suitable” etc. Someone has a small house, someone has not white walls; someone thinks that will not look good in the photo. I tell everyone that it is nonsense.

There is a need for only three simple conditions: natural light, white sheet, and you with your loved family.

Conclusion

When I asked my clients what they liked the best about my newborn photography at their homes they responded that they liked having their children comfortable. You know your children’s personalities and how to capture them best. It’s not a shoot-and-run situation in your home like it is at a new photographer studio. From the interaction between you, child and other family members in a home setting, you can get a “true” feel for who your child is, which will translate into beautiful portraits.

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