Why a Lifestyle Newborn Session is Great for Older Newborns
Posted: May 12, 2017

About Alicea

Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90's rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.

Are you worried you can’t have newborn photos if you have an older newborn? No need to worry! A lifestyle newborn session is great for older babies! These sessions can be done at the studio, or in your home.

Maybe you don’t even want the posed newborn photos because you feel it looks too unnatural. Or, you want to have your baby’s nursery details captured because you know you’ll be moving soon. Or, maybe the thought of leaving the house so soon after delivery has you freaked out.

Having a baby is unpredictable. You have no idea how you’ll feel afterward. I had no idea I was about to embark on a journey of sleepless nights, exhausted mornings, and days of little eating with barely any time to shower. Was I in a position to take my baby to a photographer at that time? Heck no. We also had too many doctor appointments, but that’s a different story.

Some mamas have it easy. They have a wonderful pregnancy followed by an easy delivery and a baby that sleeps and sleeps. This seems to be the magical unicorn that we all wish for, but rarely get.

So, why not wait a few weeks? Settle in with your new babe at home. Rest. Relax. Get used to this new human being that you just met a few weeks ago. Schedule a Lifestyle Newborn Session in your home once you feel ready.

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions can be done anytime after delivery. Technically babies are still “newborns” up to 2 months. At 3 months, your baby starts hitting other milestones that no longer make them a newborn.

The benefit of having a lifestyle newborn session in your home is you’ll have access to everything you need for your baby. You’ll get beautiful images of your family in your home. You’ll get gorgeous newborn photos in the nursery documenting all the little details you put into decorating the baby’s room. You’ll also be right by the kitchen for when your toddler needs a snack.

Older newborns are also more awake, so if you’re looking for those types of photos this would be a great option for you.

This baby girl was 1 month old for her older newborn photos. We did these lifestyle newborn photos in this family’s beautiful new home in Edina, MN on a gorgeous sunny morning. I love how mom styled and coordinated their outfits, don’t they all look great?

We found great lighting right on their staircase going up to the second floor. Stairs are a great place for posing families!

We then took some more sibling and family photos in the nursery. All-in-all another great session with this family!

If you’re looking for a Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My schedule is pretty flexible and I don’t mind the travel even if you’re further out from the Twin Cities. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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