family photographer near Newnan, portrait on stairs during in-home newborn session

In-home newborn sessions are unique to each family, but none of them require rushing everyone out the door, making sure the diaper bag is packed, and trying to remember everything! Some families prefer lifestyle photos taken around the home with baby, some only want the convenience of studio portraits of baby in their home, and some want a little of both!

If you’d like a small studio set up for baby in your home, I will need decent amount of open space to photograph in with an electrical outlet nearby. Wood floors are also preferable, but please let me know if you only have carpet.

I can also make sure to have something for baby to pose with up to 2 smaller siblings. All parent and family photos will be taken around the home. Please be sure to include sibling ages and mark what you’d like to include in the questionnaire I sent you!

Newborn sessions are best between 5 and 16 days. I do photograph older newborns, but they may not sleep or curl up into newborn poses as well. Swaddles are usually our best friend when it comes to older newborns, but every baby is different and we can follow their lead!

Another reason for an earlier session: baby acne. It happens to almost every baby, so a session before it makes its appearance is the goal. It’s not a problem if your baby already has it! My guide for retouching is; if it’s temporary (acne, scratches, etc.) they get taken out of ordered images. If it’s a birth mark or something permanent, it stays. You’ll want to remember every little detail on your little one!

West Georgia family photographer, in home newborn photography on bed

Props and looks are limited for in-home newborn sessions because I can only bring so much! You will mark your favorite colors in the questionnaire and you can also let me know if you see a certain prop or look you like from my NEWBORN PORTFOLIO. Items may vary, but I typically bring these if studio-style portraits are requested:

  • a studio light
  • 1-2 newborn-sized backdrops for the floor
  • 1-2 styled props to pose baby in
  • a flokati wool for baby and/or younger sibling photos
  • swaddles/wraps
  • newborn outfits/pajamas
  • newborn headbands and/or hats
  • 1-2 newborn-sized stuffed animals for baby to pose with

newborn photographer near Villa Rica, baby boy in relaxed pose with pajamas

For family photos, solid neutral colors are best – cream, grey, and subdued colors are ideal! Be sure your clothes are ironed/not wrinkled and fit comfortably.

Avoid white, bright or neon colors, big patterns, stripes, tiny checks, and large logos, because all that can take away from the focus on your little one!

You’re welcome to dress up or be casual, just make sure everyone is in the same style.

When I arrive, I will ask what areas of your house you would like to use for your session. It’s best to pick one or two rooms that have the best natural light. Master bedrooms, living rooms, baby’s nursery, and spare bedrooms are most common. Opening all blinds and curtains before my arrival will help me to figure out which spaces are best.

Please do not feel the need to deep clean your entire house before I come, however, try to declutter items on counters/floors in the spaces you’d like me to photograph in. Less is more when it comes to in-home sessions.

If you have older kiddos, be sure not to book around nap or meal times so they will be in their best moods! I always try to do the sibling photos first so they can be done faster.

If possible, try and keep your house a little warmer than usual. Babies love being warm and cuddly and warmth will help them sleep better during their session!

Newnan newborn photographer, baby girl in purple with swing and clouds

SNEAK PEEK: I typically show a sneak peek within the first couple of business days after your session! These are posted on my Facebook and Instagram accounts, and I will email you to let you know it has been posted so you don’t miss it! And I would love for you to “love” the photo and click on the share option to show your family and friends!

YOUR ORDERING GALLERY: You will choose the images you want from a private online gallery on the client website, approximately 2 weeks after our session. Session galleries are available for 5 consecutive days, and when I email to let you know it’s ready, you’ll let me know when you’d like to start. I will email you the log-in information and other instructions on the day you choose.

You are more than welcome to share your gallery information with family and friends!

Atlanta newborn photographer, baby boy in brown tones with teddy bear

Orders are due within the 5-day viewing period. A gallery extension will need to be purchased for $25 per additional day once your gallery expires.

Payment is due in full before orders are fulfilled and delivered.

All orders are subject to 7% sales tax.

Ordered digital images will be delivered electronically with a personal print release and a lab recommendation. I will send you a separate email with a download link within 3 business days after your order has been submitted.

Due to the custom nature of products offered, all sales are final.

With your in-home newborn session, you’ll receive a $150 credit toward a milestone or cake smash session within 12 months! I recommend milestone sessions when baby can sit up by themselves and again when they turn one. Some families like to capture 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Just let me know when you’d like to schedule!

Atlanta baby photographer, northern lights camping studio set

Please let me know if you have any questions!