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The eight best reasons to choose an in home newborn photography session - Albuquerque photographer

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

Are you expecting a baby and would like to document those fleeting early days during their life with a photography session? If so, you are not alone. Newborn photography sessions have grown increasingly popular (for good reason) and are the perfect way to start creating memories for your growing family and kids!


In home newborn photography sessions are the perfect way to document your life and home during this brief season.

And maybe you are not only wanting a few sweet poses of baby and family but create something a bit more meaningful by booking a lifestyle photography session in your home to remember just what life felt like during this whirlwind time in your life.



With an in home session, that is the ultimate goal: to not only photograph what a family looked like but what they felt at a particular time in their lives. The togetherness and early bonding with your baby, the time spent sitting together in your living room, bedroom or the baby’s thoughtfully decorated nursery, the diaper changes, soothing and feeding/nursing moments..



Plus, having some professional images of your carefully designed and decorated nursery is the cherry on top. We all know that they grow out of it way too quickly!


There are many beautiful ways to pose your baby naturally during an in home session, plus you still have the option of getting a few posed images like you would in a studio session. Truly the best of both worlds!

Here is a list of the eight reasons that made me decide to bring my newborn photography sessions to your home instead of a studio:


  1. There is no need to pack up everything you think you may need. One less thing to worry about!

  2. No need to feel anxious about having to be somewhere at a particular time with an unpredictable schedule.

  3. You get to give your body time to rest and heal in the comfort of your home.

  4. You don't need worry about other people's germs in a photography studio.

  5. Documenting your home environment at this special time is priceless. Future years might bring moves and/or redecorating, and it will be so special for your child to be able to look back on his/her first home (and you probably spent a good amount of time decorating their nursery, so it's definitely worthy of professional photographs).

  6. If you are interested in posed newborn photography I can bring my posing bag and a prop and you can still have those images as well. It's a win-win!

  7. An in home newborn photography session is so much easier when there are big siblings in the family. They will be comfortable in their home, have snacks and toys to keep them happy (they are already working so hard adapting to being a big sibling!) and will be able to naturally interact with their new baby brother or sister.

  8. You will feel most comfortable in your own home, and that will of course show in your portraits. As photographers we always want to create images our clients will fondly look back upon, and I believe that an in home session is the best way to accomplish that.



Are you considering an in home newborn session and have any remaining questions or concerns? Leave me a note here or feel free to contact me to chat a bit more anytime!


*Elisa Hollingsworth with Licht Photography is an Albuquerque, NM based maternity, newborn and family photographer.

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