Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

Lifestyle newborn sessions capture your new baby and family in a natural setting within the first month of life. These sessions are ideal for parents that would like images of their newborn just as they are, with a special focus on sweet family moments.

mom kisses newborn on head

What is a lifestyle newborn session?

Lifestyle newborn sessions are unposed sessions for your new baby and family. Instead of being formally posed, you will be guided to interact in a natural, photo-friendly way.

This approach produces polished, yet candid portraits that are completely unique to your family – exactly the type of images so many clients love to display in their homes.

Interested in those newborn poses you see on Instagram? Check out posed newborn sessions.

Where will the session take place?

We’ll work together in advance of the session to determine the best location to shoot your portraits. Usually this is a room (or rooms) in your home. When choosing a location, we’ll take into account your goals for the shoot as well as aspects such as color scheme, general atmosphere and lighting. 

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mom dad and baby on bed

Do you bring props?

Lifestyle sessions can become highly stylized affairs through the use of wardrobe and props, however I find that most new moms have the energy for neither. Most of the time, I like to take a simple approach to these sessions, creating images that showcase your family and home as you naturally are.

I will typically arrive with only a wrap for your baby, and possibly a blanket depending on what we’ve decided on for the shoot. I also encourage you to set aside any meaningful items you may like to include.

Lifestyle Newborn Session Info


Approximately 1-2 hour photo session

Baby only or baby, siblings and parents

Use of wrap and chosen location (usually your home)

5 digital files included (choose from at least 25 post-processed images)

Additional digital files and print products available for purchase separately

Complimentary album design and product preview for easy ordering


Additional digital files are $25 per image or $199 for the remainder of the gallery. This is to provide you with flexibility, however the vast majority of our clients do end up purchasing their entire gallery.

Booking before your due date is recommended, however if you have already given birth feel free to get in touch and we’ll see if we have an opening.