Melbourne in-home lifestyle newborn photographer
In-home lifestyle newborn photography sessions are all about capturing your love and connection, and what daily life looks like for you now. We will get to spend time in some of your favourite rooms (as long as they recieve natural light). Usually this is the living room, master room and sometimes the nursery and kitchen.
The whole family can get involved (pets too) and these sessions are filled with lots and lots of cuddles - you should expect to be cuddling someone non-stop the whole time I am there.
The main goal of these sessions is to just capture this new and special time before sleep deprivation carries these memories away forever.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should we schedule an in-home session?
An In-Home Lifestyle session is a bit more flexible with timing, and can be held up to 4 weeks after birth. The older your little one gets, the more likely we can capture a little bit of their personality as well as photos with their eyes wide open. In-home lifestyle sessions are a bit more flexible, and should be scheduled for the time of the day that your home receive the most amount of natural light.
Clients usually reserve their session during pregnancy, as my weekends are prime real estate and are booked out 2-3 months in advance.
Will you still take photos of my baby on it's own?
Yes of course, but the main focus in this session is the connections you all share, which means you will all be in the majority of photos. I will photograph your little one on their own, in whatever you have them dressed in, and use your wraps and blankets.
My ability to photograph their details is dependent on whether they are asleep during the session, and how wrapped up they are! Keep in mind if you want photos of their feet, that you shouldn't have them wrapped up if you can avoid it.
What do we wear?
Keep it simple, with neutral colours and minimal patterns. This will keep your images timeless for longer. You'll recieve a full what to wear guide after you have booked in, with samples and more detailed suggestions.
What do we do if someone is sick?
If someone is really sick (gastro, high fevers, etc), I as that you contact me to reschedule your session as I'm regularly exposed to newborns less than one week old, and don't want to risk exposing them. It's also no fun for you to be engaged and ready to have your photo taken if you've been up all night with a sick little one. If I'm sick, I will contact you asap to discuss your session and whether we need to reschedule. Either way, I'll reschedule you to the next available spot!
How do we prepare?
If you choose to have an in-home lifestyle session we will also take some candid photos on the couch or in the master bedroom, depending on which area has the best natural light, so these are the areas you should focus on when preparing. I recommend that you do some general decluttering before I arrive, as you don’t want anything too distracting in your images - but please don’t stress! A bit of mess is fine, I love homes that look lived in (you don't want it to look bare and sterile!).
In-home lifestyle sessions start at $660. Payment plans are available - all you need to do to reserve your session spot is pay a booking fee of $220, and the balance can be split over two fortnightly or monthly installments. For more information, check the investment page or You can see the full range of studio products in my pricing guide, please send me an email to receive your copy.