My job is the best!!! Truly... I am so grateful that I do what I do and am able to meet and capture so many wonderful, beautiful families and "freeze" time. I very frequently get asked what the differences are between the lifestyle shoot and a more traditional "Studio" newborn photo session. I am hoping this helps answer that question for you. If not, I am always happy to chat on the phone and we can figure out the best shoot for your family.
I offer two types of shoots...
The main differences between the two styles of shoots are basically the "poses". A Traditional Newborn Studio Shoot is more traditional, more structured and portrait like, typically capturing images of baby in a variety of wraps, poses and props. It takes a lot of work to get the baby into the "right" position and posing is really important. Baby Safety is always critical but it is especially so in these sorts of shoots because you are posing the baby in particular ways so making sure your photographer has been properly trained and is experienced is critically important. These regular sessions can also include mom and dad (siblings are a small additional charge) and are slightly more traditional than a lifestyle shoot. You can always ask for lifestyle images in your shoot and we will be happy to accommodate your given time. As a photographer, these sessions include a lot more preplanning and props, lighting, beanbags etc and they are typically much longer than a lifestyle shoot.
These regular sessions can also include mom and dad and siblings but they are still more traditional than a lifestyle shoot. Here are some examples of a typical newborn shoot with mom and dad and a sibling included.
A Lifestyle Photo Shoot is simply a more casual photo session shot in your own home. It is not about the pose as much as it is about the feel. These sessions tend to look more documentary in style and can showcase families snuggling on the bed or reading a book in the nursery. I especially love these sessions because they are so relaxed....I think of it as telling a story of mom & dad and their new baby, in the first few days of this child’s life – in their home environment. We work together to create a fun and festive environment by tickling your kids, playing with your children, reading them a book, even eating snack or taking a bath. Anything goes during a Lifestyle Photo Shoot because it is your home and it is your story and I love to get creative! Here are some sample photos of a lifestyle newborn shoot with just mom and dad as well as a few with some siblings... see, aren't they relaxed and simple?
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I would love it if you left a comment and let me know you were here! You can see more of my family work by clicking on my Family Portfolio. Are you looking for a Atlanta GA Photographer? Brookhaven, Chamblee, Roswell or Sandy Springs? I would love to meet your family and capture your memories. To book a session, contact me via e-mail at [email protected]raphy.com. I look forward to meeting you!
Atlanta Family & Children’s Photographer