If you are reading this, you are probably looking for a newborn photographer who can come to your home to photograph your baby's portraits because your friend had her newborn photos done in her home, and so did your sister-in-law. You may love the in home lifestyle aesthetic, too, BUT--inside, you are hesitant. You may be thinking "My home doesn't look that pretty," or "my baby's nursery isn't stunning enough", or "I just don't want to clean my house and declutter for newborn photos to be done right after I gave birth!!" or possibly "My home looks terrible!"

As a professional newborn photographer, I understand that not everyone has the most beautiful space to host an in-home session. However, put your fears aside! In this blog post, I will share some creative ideas on how to have an enchanting in-home newborn lifestyle session (without using your own home) and a gorgeous location option that I LOVE bringing my clients to for a newborn session here in New Orleans!

Scout for Unique Locations

Finding a luxurious location for your in-home newborn session is the key to creating a one-of-a-kind experience. Start by exploring local venues that offer a distinctive ambiance or charm. Consider elegant boutique hotels, beautiful estates, picturesque gardens, or cozy Airbnb rentals. These locations often provide stunning backdrops, exquisite architecture, and unique decor, giving your portraits an added touch of elegance. I love taking my newborn clients to The Main House in Mandeville, LA. (Pictured below) This beautiful home is absolutely stunning and luxurious! If you are interested in having your newborn session here, please reach out to me here to start planning your session!

Embrace Natural Light--say NO to lightbulbs!

One of the hallmarks of a newborn lifestyle session is the use of soft, natural light to create a warm and intimate atmosphere. Seek out venues with large and a plentiful amount of windows, lots of natural light, and neutral-colored walls. This will provide a beautiful, soft glow that enhances your newborn's features while adding a touch of whimsical beauty to the overall scene. As a natural light photographer, daylight is absolutely crucial to creating those light and airy, elegant portraits that you love.

Focus on the Bond

In a lifestyle session, the primary emphasis is on capturing the tender moments and the beautiful connection between parents and their newborn. The location is just a backdrop; what truly matters is the love and joy you share as a family. Relax, enjoy the experience, and let your photographer capture those priceless, candid moments that will be treasured for years to come. Having an in-home newborn lifestyle session without using your own home is totally possible with a little creativity and planning. By exploring unique locations, embracing natural light, customizing your session, and focusing on the bond between you and your newborn, you can create a truly enchanting experience. Remember, it's not about the physical space, but the emotions and connections that make these sessions so special. Let your photographer guide you through the process of planning this incredible experience and capture the beauty of this fleeting time in your life!

Would you like to learn about what to budget towards your newborn session? Read the blog post here where I explain different factors to consider when investing in newborn photography.

New Orleans Newborn Photographer Sarah Finicle Photography infant in headband