The beauty of lifestyle photography is capturing your family and newborn in a very relaxed, natural state in the comfort and security of your own home. No posed setups, props or formal posing. Your baby is in charge. I just want them to be comfortable, happy and safe. I don’t have crazy expectations. I will capture images with baby-led posing with and without mom, dad and siblings and just a little direction and guidance from me, your artistic director, will capture the raw emotions of the moment.
Booking your session is as easy as picking up the phone. Here's how to do it:
What to do:
Get in touch with me any time during your pregnancy. Upon receipt of the non-refundable retainer fee and executed agreement, I will schedule in your due date. This way, at least it’s on the books. However, as we all know, babies decide their own timeline, so your baby may arrive earlier (or later) than expected. That’s okay. However, I must be notified within five (5) days of your giving birth so we can finalize your appointment date when your baby is between two - four weeks old. If you are having a scheduled delivery, we can schedule your newborn session ahead of time. If you just had your baby and would like to have professional newborn photos, contact me immediately to set up a session time and I will do my best to fit you in.
When to book:
The ideal time I like to photograph newborns for lifestyle sessions is when your baby is between two - four weeks old. Waiting until they are two - four weeks old allows baby to interact with mom, dad and any siblings. The baby can be awake and/or asleep. I use the natural environment of your home to capture these fleeting moments.
Where session takes place:
I will photograph your newborn in the comfort and security of your own home using natural window light. Please do not stress yourself out by cleaning your house getting ready for your session. You just had a baby, after all. Your job is to feed, comfort and love on your baby. Upon arrival on the day of the session, I will take a quick tour of your home to determine which area will have the best window light. This could be your bedroom, living room, and/or nursery. A window facing north gives the best natural light, but no worries if your area doesn't have a north-facing window. If we are in the bedroom, just remove clutter from the nightstands so they will not be in the photographs. Bedding should be simple and white, if at all possible, as white reflects the light wonderfully.
Lifestyle newborn sessions will take approximately two hours.
Patti specializes in Maternity, Fresh 48 and lifestyle Newborn photography. If you are ready to book or chat about your maternity, fresh 48 and/or newborn session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the "Book Your Initial Phone Call" box below or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309. DreamWorld Photography is currently booking through June 2019. We only take a limited number of clients each month. Will you be one of them? We hope so. We look forward to hearing from you soon.