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Benefits of Having Your Newborn Photography Session at Home

You are getting ready to have a baby. Maybe you just had the baby. You want to get newborn portraits done. Newborn photo sessions typically take place in your home or in a studio. There are benefits and downsides to both locations. However, there is no wrong choice. The right choice is the one that is best for you and your family. I provide in home newborn photography services in Cincinnati, OH and Northern Kentucky. Let's talk about the benefits of having your newborn photo session in your home.

1) In Home Newborn Photos Provide a Comfortable  Environment

Newborn photography in your home provides a comfortable and convenient location for newborn photos.

Let's face it, whether you have just had your first or fifth child, getting out the house with a newborn baby can be a daunting task. Having your newborn photographer come to your home reduces the stress of getting yourself, your spouse, children, and the newborn baby ready for a photo session.

Based on your preference, I select and bring everything we need, including newborn props, blankets, wraps and outfits. You can rest on the couch, grab a cup of coffee or tea, or take care of a few tasks while I photograph your baby.

Being at home is especially convenient if you have older children. They can play with their toys, have a snack, or take a nap right at home. Being at home also provides a relaxed space to feed your baby!

"My favorite part was watching Katie work with our newborn son. She was so gentle and caring and did a phenomenal job making sure he was as content as possible. She has a very easy going way and calming personality." -Liz


2) Your Home is an Intimate Setting for Newborn Photography

Using features of your home such as the nursery, the living room, and even your master bedroom provides a unique setting and backdrop for your newborn photographs. The photos are personalized to your family! 

But what about all that newborn baby mess? I am currently on newborn baby #2 and living in the messy newborn house. There is baby stuff everywhere. I understand. I can relate. And as a photographer who has photographed many newborn photo sessions in homes, I can tell you that it doesn't make a difference whether your house is clean or not.

Posed newborn photos require just a little bit of floor space. Sibling and family portraits can be done against a blank wall, on a couch, or your bed. Moving small furniture and removing existing artwork from your walls can create a neutral backdrop for photos. Newborn photos in the living room or the nursery are intimate and personal.

My expertise in finding great locations in your home will result in beautiful newborn portraits. I have a great eye for removing distractions from the background. For most of the photos, you will never be able to tell that they were even done at home. 

"It was important to use to capture our new family in our new home. Katie expertly used the features of our house to create beautiful newborn photos. Despite the mess in the background, the photos were composed in such a way that you don't even see all the baby stuff lying around. The newborn photos are so special to us because they were taken in our home!" -Amy


3) Newborn Photography at Home Supports Post Birth Recovery 

Having a baby can feel like you have just run 100 marathons back to back. For any type of birth, there is recovery for both the mom and the baby. Some moms have limited range of movement and travel restrictions. Staying in the comfort and proximity of your home is best!

We focus on sitting poses and supporting the arms while holding the baby. I recommend and select poses with each mom in mind.

A newborn photographer coming to the home is a wonderful service to the family. Plus, you can change back into your pjs right after I leave.

"I had a rough recovery after my c-section and couldn't move very far from my bed. Katie and I talked about my limitations and came up with poses that would with my limitations. We focused on poses where I was sitting down and holding the baby and my husband holding the baby with my arms around him. I am grateful that we were still able to capture amazing images of our little bundle of joy." -Susan


4) Opportunity to Design Your Newborn Portraits

While we have time to discuss how you would like to display your newborn portraits in your home during the Design Consultation, the in-home newborn photo session is another opportunity to hone in on exactly what you are looking for.

You have seen, touched, and felt the high quality heirloom products during the Design Consultation. You have thought about and discussed what products you would like to invest in with your spouse. And, now, we can talk in more detail about where the large wall portrait of your new family will go. We discuss the detailed, up close photos that will go into your heirloom newborn album or the heirloom image box.

These are important elements that I take into consideration during the photo session to ensure that I capture the perfect images for the products you invest in.

"We fell in love with the Heirloom Image Box during the Design Consultation. The collection of images of the newborn, the detail shots, and the family portraits provided everything we wanted to capture during the newborn photo session. We knew exactly what poses we needed to focus on during the photo session, which made it smooth and effortless." -Jen and John  


I listed 4 benefits of having your newborn photography session at home. From a comfortable and intimate environment to reduced stress of having to leave the house with a newborn baby, your home is the perfect location for your newborn portraits. As with every location, there are some downsides to having the newborn photo session in your home. However, I will do everything I can to make the session relaxing, comfortable, and fun. And, I promise that you will end up with a set of beautiful newborn portraits that you can proudly display in your home. We will design beautiful artwork that will grace your walls and shelves for many years to come. Read more about what to expect for your newborn session!

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