Why Choose an In-Home Newborn Session | Best Utah Newborn Photographer. This beautiful Bluffdale Newborn Session in the Taulbee home, was the sweetest. Sweet Baby J was welcomed into a beautiful home with the most loving family! There was a beautiful JOY that could be felt from the moment I entered into their home. One thing you will notice about these images is how “at-home” this family feels. Here are a few reasons why.
I have done countless newborn sessions in-home, and in natural light studios. Both kinds of sessions have awesome benefits, and some small flaws. I think it’s helpful for families to be educated on both options.
Many families will choose an in-home newborn session because they feel more comfortable in their own home. Older children can especially benefit from experiencing this kind of session in their home. Feeling more at home allows children to open up, be themselves and most of all – feel safe. A new siblings arrival can be stressful, so an environment conducive to comfort is so helpful. You’ll notice in a few photos that big brother is playing dinosaurs with the Baby J. Because we were in his home with his own toys, he was able to “play” with his new baby brother in a natural way.
In-home sessions can be more personal. There is something so special about bringing a brand new baby home, to their first home. Laying your baby in their own crib, on your own bed or rocked in the rocking chair you have rocked all your children. Your home evokes a kind of emotion that you may not get in a studio. Your families personality may shine through in these images better, because your home is styled to your liking.
The ease of being able to “show-up” to your newborn session in your own home can be a huge perk to some! You do not have to load children into the car, or stress about traffic. To others this may actually be more stressful!
I know! You’re pulling up all of the pinterest searches of “what to wear in family photos”, reading all of the blogs, stalking all of the instagram moms to see WHAT TO WEAR! I promise, it doesn’t have to be so hard. You can look beautiful, timeless and feel great about yourself AND your family without overly stressing.
This will be the first entry of my “What to Wear” guidelines!
I am passionate about this because as a moms, we are incredibly hard on ourselves. Pick something you know you are comfortable in, and feel beautiful in. If you know you rock jeans and flowy shirts, or you look fabulous in a dress – do that! You’ll feel far more confident this way, than if you were to pick something where you only look and feel great from certain angles in the mirror (don’t worry, I’ve done this before!).
Taking family pictures for some families only happens every two or three years. For others, every 6 months. For the majority of us, hopefully once a year! Either way, we get these images taken to be able to make our homes feel like our homes. They are after all, the place we go for refuge and to be with the ones we hold dear. Pay attention to the color schemes you have in your home. If your home has “cool tones” you won’t want outfits that are too warm like reds, browns and oranges – and vice versa. This will definitely help in picking what to wear!
There are many ways to do this, so I will name a few!
There is no rule out there that says “When choosing what to wear, you HAVE to wear ALL new clothes for family pictures!” Use what you have. It is certainly okay to go select a couple of new items to tie your outfits in together, or a new dress that makes you feel beautiful. But please don’t stress yourself out by buying new shoes, new shirts, new pants, new dresses for every person in your family.
Your photographer has seen many a family photo. They can be a wonderful asset in picking what to wear. When you are my client, please send me a text! Tell me the look you are going for, the colors you love and feel free to send me pictures. I am here for you.
The ultimate key is to be you a. Pick colors, and outfits that match you, your home and your style and don’t stress more than you need to!
Here are a few more examples! Don’t be afraid to reach out to me to plan your perfect, real family photos!