Enjoy your session in the comfort of your own home or on-location with a lifestyle newborn session. I'll capture those quiet moments between you and your little one’s sweet new moments in a fresh natural way! With a combination of posed and lifestyle images, I’ll be sure to capture family members and the baby as well as the family all together. When there are siblings involved, I recommend taking care of those photos first so they can go and play during the rest of the session. When available, it can be helpful to have a family friend or family member at the house who can watch siblings during the rest of the session so that Mom and/or Dad can be in the photos with the baby. I take photos of babies swaddled or undressed and they are posed in a way you would naturally find them.
What should the baby wear?
I prefer babies dressed very simply in plain onesies, muslin swaddles, or just diaper - whatever their comfort level is. If there is an outfit that you are set on having, I suggest wearing that one first and then we can move down to the ones listed above.
Where will we shoot?
While we practicing social distancing, your session will take place outside the client's home, lso take some photos outdoors if the weather permits (ideal for spring and summer due dates!). Don’t stress over your house being a mess—you just had a baby! Don't be surprised if I move some objects around, I'm just working to get the best angel for your photos. Another option is on-location with sanitized props. All my wraps and props are washed and sanitized thoroughly.
How can I make sure my baby is comfortable and cooperative during the shoot?
Newborns are generally unpredictable and this shoot is all about them. If you baby gets fussy, needs to be fed and/or changed, please do not worry as it is very natural to occur. It’s usually a good idea to try and feed your baby right before the session so they’re sleepy and content.
What should the family wear?
The one thing to remember is to keep it simple and comfortable. Neutral, light (colors of the season, creams, whites, earth tones, grays or pastel tones) work best as they don't take away from the natural beauty of your baby. Pops of color may be added to your outfit, if you wish, by using jewelry or accessories. Solid or floral tops (and textures like big knits and lace) work best. Stay away from prominent logos or writing on clothing.
Elayners Photography is an on-location portrait and lifestyle photographer in Anchorage, AK who specializes in family photography, child photography, engagement photography, personal branding photography, maternity photography, and graduation photography. Sessions more than 25 miles from Anchorage will require a travel fee, depending on distance of desired location. But no worries, I always try to find the cheapest way to come because I love the way my creativity is developed when I discoverer new places!