Having a baby is one of life’s most joyous occasions! But let’s be honest – it can often be a stressful life change. But despite the sleepless nights & total schedule adjustments, you still want to freeze time. A newborn family picture session is the perfect way to capture the glowy, loving, slow and snuggly vibes of the newborn stage while it lasts. Photos of the tiny toes and scrunchy legs are memories you will look back on for the rest of your life and be *so* glad you have.
But the very LAST thing you need is for your newborn session to feel stressful. And finding outfits that work for you and your family postpartum can be a lot. So I’ve taken to the internet and found a selection of cute outfits you can copy — and here’s the best part: they’re all at the same place.
Postpartum is a time for healing, bonding, and adapting to a new family dynamic. The last thing you need is the stress of hopping from store to store. By shopping at a single location, you’re reducing stress and saving time now and in the future if you have to make any returns.
So go ahead and book that newborn family picture session and leave the outfit sourcing to me!
Life and Style Studio | Draper Newborn Photographer
The Life and Style Studio is perfect for a Draper Newborn Photographer. This studio has incredible light, the most beautiful floors, walls and props. This is really convenient, especially for Lifestyle Newborn Sessions.
For some families, the ease of showing up a perfectly cleaned and well lit studio is such a relief! Welcoming a new life into a home can be a bit overwhelming, while still being the greatest blessing. There are many families who would find the idea of not needing to prepare a few rooms in their home for a newborn session refreshing. For those families, a natural light studio is the way to go!
As a Draper Newborn Photographer, I have shot at numerous natural light studios in the Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties. I will be able to name studios that are in close proximity to your home, while also knowing what time are best for BEAUTIFUL light. Utah is lucky to have an abundance of natural light studios.
These studios are beautiful, and simplistic. Most of them have minimal furniture and very subtle wall treatments and colors. For many this is wonderful because they want the focus to be on their family and their newborn.
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!
As a Riverton Newborn Photographer, I am able to serve many families on the west side of the valley. In-Home Lifestyle Newborn sessions are incredibly special. Being in your own home allows you to show your families personality in a way that is so unique.
As a Newborn Photographer serving the Riverton area, I have learned a few tips that really enhance the sessions experience.
As a lifestyle newborn photographer, this was so special to shoot. Something about adding your very first newborn to your family is incredibly tender. As a lifestyle newborn photographer, I absolutely love light. When planning your lifestyle newborn session, you want to be mindful of when the light is the softest and dreamiest in your home. We want a soft glow, rather than sharp light lines across walls and carpeting.
As I mentioned, lighting for your sessions is key! We become so focused on styling of our home, furniture and more – but the most important part of your session is LIGHT. With light I can capture the most beautiful and dreamy moments. Are you drawn to my lifestyle newborn sessions because of the outfits and homes? You may think so, but really what makes each image beautiful is the use of light.
Brytyn reached out to me, wanting to chat about booking a Fresh 48 and Newborn Session for her first baby. Her and her boyfriend Ben were incredibly excited to be waiting for their sweet baby boys arrival!
The thing I love about Fresh 48 sessions, is that you’re on baby watch, and it’s just so fun waiting to find out when that new baby is going to arrive. Sweet baby Jayce just wanted to join his mama and dad sooner, and came a couple of weeks early!
I’ve always got sitters who I can call for when babes come early, but this time my cute in-laws were in town, so this was perfect and going to be even more fun for my son!
Excitedly I drove to the Hospital to officially meet Brytyn, Benjamin and sweet Jayce for the first time! Oh that new baby smell, and that sweet beautiful boy. My heart just about melted when I met little Jayce for the first time. I’m a sucker for new babies, which probably explains why I love, and specialize in Fresh 48 + Lifestyle Newborn Sessions.
I quickly began to just think Brytyn is the cutest, and sweets person. She stepped into her role as a mother so beautifully and effortlessly. The whole session went by so quickly because both her and Benjamin were just the easiest, funniest people to hang-out with.
All I can say is this was such a BEAUTIFUL Fresh 48 Session, filled with so much love.
When the time came to leave, I sure did not want to! But that good news was that I would be able to see them again during their Lifestyle Newborn Session, so that was something to look forward to!
Don’t worry, there is a beautiful Newborn Session to come, but for now…..
Meet Jayce, 6lbs 13 oz of perfection.
Want to learn more about Fresh 48 Session? Checkout my blog post detailing what they entail!
Christine is probably one of the sweetest, most down to earth mamas that I have ever met. When we began to chat about what she had envisioned for her beach maternity session, I was stoked for her. A beautiful white, lace dress, her sweet daughter, and matching flower crowns for the two of them! Her husband is also the coolest dad. He’s got such a sweet relationship and way of talking to their daughter. Their daughter Elia is two, and yet seems so incredibly smart, and I have no doubt she is so smart because of the way her parents lovingly communicate with her!
The evening was absolutely beautiful! We walked down a beautiful pathway until we reached the bottom. Christine changed into her gorgeous, ivory, lace dress from Pink Blush Maternity. She looked stunning! The ivory dress looked incredible with the sand and ocean in the background.
We began this beautiful beach maternity session and sweet Elia couldn’t have been any cuter! Hugging on mom and dad, and giggling all the way.
We had one slight surprise, and that was the tide! We hadn’t expected the tide to be so high at that time, and it sure was! We had quite the adventure playing around and avoiding the water until we were ready to play IN the water. It honestly made for some good laughter and fabulous times. I seriously still cannot get over how much fun this family is!
Near the end I asked Chrstine if she’d like to play in the water, and sure enough – she wanted to! I always love a mama who is down to get their dress a little wet or dirty for some incredibly beautiful beach maternity session shots!
When you’re ready to book your own Maternity Session, I would love to capture the joy you feel with that little one inside of you.
You guys. I’ve literally been. D.Y.I.N.G. to share these photos since September! but before you see how freaking perfect, emotional and gorgeous these photos are, you have to read all about the big reveal!
I received a message from the most darling girl, Katie Staples one morning. She had a plan to do an amazing pregnancy reveal to her husband, Jordan. All things baby and photo are my jam. I’m all about documenting every possible moment, and most certainly – the big ones! When Katie reached out for her Orange County pregnancy reveal, I knew we were going to have so much fun, and that we would get this beautiful moment captured the way she had envisioned!
Katie had lead Jordan to believe that she had already been feeling symptoms of her monthly cycle, and so he was completely clueless. They had just recently decided they wanted to grow their little family, and Katie was shocked and incredibly overjoyed to find out that she was pregnant. Obviously, Katie could not wait to tell Jordan! The original plan had us waiting to do the big reveal almost two weeks away! We quickly decided to abort that plan and make it happen as SOON as possible!
Katie is an amazing influencer. She’s all about design, style, and just honest goodness. You’ll certainly want to follow her! You can find her amazing content at Halfway Wholeistic. I bring this up because this leads into our “plan”.
Jordan is used to Katie making plans for her blog that take them off onto fun adventures. She asked that I email her and ask to do a fun little photo collaboration that coming Saturday. She knew he wouldn’t even think anything of it, and would be along for the ride.
Naturally there NEEDED to be video of this joyous moment, so I offered to bring my backup camera and a tri-pod. Our plan was for me to tell Jordan that I needed some “behind the scenes” footage for myself and my families/couples to see how I interact with my clients on my website.
Finally we decided where we would meet and how she would tell him!
Anticipation you guys. You know those butterflies you get before Christmas? Or the tingling feeling you get before holding a significant others hand for the first time? Thats how I felt leading up to this shoot. So I cannot even imagine how Katie girl felt! And there was Jordan, completely clueless. But not for long 🙂
While walking to the spot we’d begin our little Orange County Pregnancy Reveal, we chatted about them. They’re pretty much the cutest couple. Down to earth, sweet, easy to talk to and just good people.
We arrived at our spot and I began to setup the tripod for video. While setting up I realized “oh no! I needed the memory card that Katie had planned to hand to me when we arrived”. Quickly found a reason to ask Jordan to turn around. I asked him to kick some weeds down because they were in the way… Such a kind husband. He went right to it, and I gave a signal to Katie that we needed her memory card!!!
Once the video was rolling, we began shooting their little “couple” shoot for our “collab”. We got a few good poses in and I finally asked Jordan to turn around while Katie held onto him arm and we got to focus on her gorgeous face for a moment. He definitely didn’t mind. I quickly grabbed her handmade sign which had beautifully had written on it, “You’re going to be a daddy”. We took a few secretive shots……
Finally Katie turned around and “tapped” Jordan on the shoulders. He turned around to look at her and found the sign before his eyes; “You’re gonna be a Daddy”! Moments later he was bent over in complete disbelief, shock and soon after, joy! Seconds later they were embracing. Seriously. SO BEAUTIFUL. I’m pretty sure I had a few tears coming out of my own eyes, because seriously you guys, it was too stinking perfect.
You guys. She had him completely stunned. He truly had no idea. Tricky girl had managed to really lead him to thinking and believing that she was not pregnant, without ever lying to him!
Jordan was stoked. Once everything had sunk in, he just wanted to know more. He was happy when he had arrived at the shoot, but man. The joy on his smiling face and in his eyes was just too good the rest of this Orange County pregnancy reveal session.
So many good ones you guys….
Bah!!! The realization!!! This sequence and this hug!!!
Be still my stinkin heart!!!
You guys. He’s gonna be such a cute daddy!
And they are just goals. Absolute goals. And this girl is a babe. Inside and out!
And finally. This sign is gorgeous! I love the simplicity and the greenery. Definitely give Mrs. Heidi Davidson a look see! She has beautiful signage and stationary!
My dear friend Allison has been a photographer for the Smithey Family for many years. She recently relocated. She was sad that she would be unable to capture their last baby’s lifestyle newborn session. Allison reached out to me because she wanted to make sure they had the same quality experience as their previous children had.
I couldn’t have been more excited when I began to chat with Rebecca Smithey. She reached out to me to schedule their session. Once our scheduled session date had arrived, I texted Rebecca and let her know how excited I was to spend the morning doing their newborn session. I arrived at the address listed in our contract, knocked at the door and waited. When no one came to the door, I called Rebecca and found out that the address I was at, was actually her parents’! I had missed an email from her, with her home address! In situations like this you have just got to roll with the punches! We quickly remedied the situation and decided to do their session at her parents house.
Rebecca has THREE adorable little boys and thought it would be easiest to meet where her parents could help out. While I waited for them, I had the chance to meet and chat with her incredibly sweet parents. Get this – they even have the perfect little nursery in their home!
When Rebecca arrived her cute boys, Mathew, James and Andrew – they could NOT wait to introduce me to their newest member, Josie. This girl is going to have a band of brothers to keep her safe throughout life. Each one of them wanted to hold, hug, kiss and be in pictures with her during they’re lifestyle newborn session.
I could tell there was worry about how excited and rambunctious these boys were, but I personally enjoy this! Children aren’t afraid to hold back their emotion, and so watching them look tenderly, laugh with or play with each other is so beautiful and special.
If you’re unsure about doing a Lifestyle Newborn Session because of happy, wild little ones, don’t worry – they make it all the better and I’ve got you covered!
Here are some of my faves from this gorgeous session! I had a hard time choosing! To see the rest, checkout this link!
I met Paige at the park on Saturday in Fullerton, CA. She was absolutely GLOWING. Seriously. She was a stunning pregnant woman! A few days later she gave birth to her second daughter, sweet Violet.
I was able to be invited into Brian and Paige’s home to capture their new family of four. Their home is light, warm and welcoming – as are they! Talking with them is just like talking with old friends. I feel so blessed to be able to make wonderful friends while doing a job that I love.
Brian is a landscape photographer, and we had a great time talking about our favorite lenses and camera bodies! His choice of camera is a Nikon, so we definitely get along! 🙂
Hailey is their oldest daughter, she is taking to being an older sister in the most wonderful way! The way she looks at her baby sister, holds her and protects her is just about the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I seriously cannot wait to see their little relationship blossom as Violet grows.
Violet is SO peaceful. You can tell she is going to be a very loving little lady. During our session she was sleepy and lovely. She didn’t mind being passed around, cuddled and even posed. She has such beautiful dark hair, and the most soft feminine features. Especially her dainty nose! I just wanted to kiss it!!
I am so glad I was able to meet these new friends!
To see more from their session follow here!