Are you expecting a new addition to your family in 2022? Let me tell you why you should consider a DC newborn photo session at home 🙂 As a Washington DC newborn and family photographer with over 10 years of experience under my belt, I have officially decided that newborn sessions are just better at home! Read on to hear my top 5 reasons and see why you should consider an in-home session for your newborn photos. I’m also going to share some cute photos from some of my 2021 newborn sessions, just in case you needed more incentive to keep reading 😉
Reason #1 : Kids (and Grown Ups) are Most Comfortable At Home
This is true for kids of all ages, newborns included! But I find the comfort of being at home is even more important when there is a toddler in the mix. No need to worry about packing every one in the car, making sure the diaper bag is stocked, or prepare for any possible troubles that could occur during the hours away from the house.
But with an in-home session? I come to you! No need to even put your shoes on 😉 And comfy clothes just kind of go with the theming! You can be as casual (and comfortable) as you want. We are lucky to live in a time when there are endless cute legging or sweat suit options!
Guess who else is most comfortable at home? Your pets! Which brings me to my next point…
Reason #2 : We Can Easily Include the Whole Family (pets? yes, please! Grandma? of course!)
One of the biggest questions I get from clients is, “can we include our pets?” To which I always say YES! I love including pets in my sessions and find that we have the most success with pets at in-home sessions. No outside distractions equal a cooperative animal 🙂
I also get asked about including the grandparents when there is family visiting in town. My answer is always the same, I am more than willing to include the grandparents in part of the session! This is your session and if it makes you happy to have some multigeneration shots, then I am happy to oblige 🙂
Reason #3 : No Worrying About the Weather!
When planning for an outdoor session (or even planning the car trip to a studio with a newborn) weather can be a big concern! I know that my babies were definitely not fans of their carseats as newborns, so any chance to stay home versus getting in the car was a huge help to my day as a new mom. With an in-home session, the weather is (almost) never an issue! I am primarily a natural light photographer, but am used to shooting in all conditions, bright sun, rainy days, bring it on 🙂
Reason #4 : Each In-home Newborn Session is a Unique and Custom Experience!
My goal as a Washington DC newborn photographer is to capture your family’s authentic personality. Whatever that means for you! Our homes are where we spend the most time as a family and that deserves documenting.
And finally, the most important reason of all….
Reason #5 : You’ve Got Me!
No, really! When you select a photographer who is able to go with the flow and let your family be themselves, your images will reflect that. As a newborn photographer who has been doing this for a long time, I have learned how to prepare my clients so each session goes as smoothly as possible. From tips on what to wear, how to prepare your home (and your family!), I cover it all!
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Do you live in the DC metro area and want to book a newborn session for your family? I am currently booking for Spring and Summer 2022! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on this site. I can’t wait to start planning a session together!