Meet Leyla. Her mama brought her into my northwest Houston studio for a different session style that I don’t get to do as often as I wish. Because this pretty little baby girl was already a month old, I photographed her newborn portraits with a lifestyle approach. Newborn sessions are typically scheduled before baby is 15 days old. This is because babies are sleepiest and most limber during the first two weeks after birth, making it easier to produce those adorable curled up poses that parents loves. But just because a baby is past the two week phase, does not mean that cute newborn photographs can’t be achieved. As an experienced Houston newborn photographer and mother of four, I understand that life happens and booking a portrait session sometimes doesn't become a priority until after baby arrives. A lifestyle newborn session with me can be done up until baby is 6 weeks old. Keep in mind that lifestyle newborn sessions are different than a traditional session where baby is posed by the photographer while asleep. A lifestyle newborn session is meant to be more candid in nature and therefore is is completely baby led. There is little posing and minimal props, if any, are involved. Baby does not even have to be asleep during the shoot, because it’s all about capturing your little one just as they are. The best part about booking a lifestyle newborn session is that it can be photographed right in the comfort of your own home, as long as there is enough natural light available. Your home does not have to be spotless or look like something out of an HGTV show. A sofa by a window, baby’s nursery, or even your bed will suffice. An in-home newborn session can involve the whole family or it can focus just on baby. If your baby has already been born, but a session at home is just not your thing, then a lifestyle approach newborn session in my studio space - like Leyla's below - may be right for you.
My 2018 calendar is now open for reservations and I am currently booking newborn sessions for babies due in January, February, and March. I would love the opportunity to be your newborn photographer and capture your baby's story through my photographs whether it’s a studio or lifestyle session. Please complete the contact form to reserve a session. Pricing details for newborn and maternity sessions can be found HERE.
Hey there! I'm Anel. Houston photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to four wild kids who I homeschool. I love nature, capturing motherhood, and living a slow simple life. I also blog over at Tender Nest Blog
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