Preparing for your In Home Newborn Session

Newborns, Uncategorized

In- home newborn sessions are a beautiful way to capture memories of your first few weeks with your new baby. These photos showcase you and your family in a relaxing home environment. You will look back on these photos for years and remember your favorite parts of the sweet newborn experience.

An in- home studio session might be right for your family if you love the look of your home and want to use it as the backdrop for your photos, you love a natural lifestyle look to your photos, or if you have siblings and you want to relax at home when you have your portraits taken.

If you are planning on an in home newborn session you are likely wondering what you need to do to be prepared. There is not a lot that needs to be done, but here are the most important things to do to get ready.

Clear the Clutter

It’s easy to stress about the entire house being clean, but you’re a new mom, I expect your home to be messy! It does not have to be perfect. You’ll need to tidy up the rooms where you’d like to be photographed. Just focus on 1-2 rooms that get the best natural light. You can even throw things into a closet so that they’re out of the way when I arrive. If something is ever in the way of a photograph I will move it so that you get the best clean and timeless images.

Open the Blinds

Let in all of that beautiful natural light! You can turn off all lamps and lights and keep curtains wide open to let in natural light. Natural light allows for the dreamiest images and skin tones!

Warm it up!

Warm things up! Newborn babies love to be cozy. Keep your home around 75 degress to help keep your little one comfy and happy.

Feed Baby

As for baby, you’ll want to keep them awake for 1-2 hours prior to arrival and then feed baby just before your photographer arrives. This way your baby is more likely to sleep through the session. Your photographer also leaves plenty of time in your session in case your little one gets hungry in the middle of the session.

Get the Whole Family Prepared

You’ll want to prepare your older little ones for my arrival. Get them excited about the process. Offer them a meal right before the session and have lots of little snacks ready during the session. Marshmallows and cheerios are great because they are easy to eat and do not melt during the session.


Once I arrive and you’re all ready for your photos take time to relax and enjoy some moments with your family! This is such a special and unique time in your life and I want to capture genuine love. You’ll have guidance and posing assistance from me along the way. I want you to enjoy smiles and laughter with your family while you have your photos taken so you look back at these memories and smile.

Christy is a North Atlanta newborn and family photographer who specializes in a stress free photography experience for busy Atlanta moms who value printed artwork in their home. Christy serves the North Atlanta area including Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Marietta, Woodstock, Acworth, Cumming, and Smyrna.

Click here to schedule your consultation and talk about planning your dream session and have your artwork designed and printed for you!


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