A Quick Guide for Your Newborn Photography

Lifestyle newborn photography is for all parents to leave some legacy to generations to come. I highly recommend you to schedule your newborn photo session when you are pregnant. The best time to have the newborn photography is within the first 1-2 weeks of life. We will schedule a tentative session based on your expected due date. Once your little one arrives, we will plan the actual session date.

Why In-Home Newborn Photography?

When you are a new parent, it is nice to have an in-home newborn session. You will not need to go to a studio with a big bag full of diapers, bottles, and onesies. My lifestyle newborn photoshoot keeps parents stress-free and comfortable. (For more about lifestyle photography, please read this blog post.)

Session Time and Location

For your newborn home session, I will be using mid to late morning daylight. I always use nice window light (natural light) in your living room and one of the bed rooms. Once I get to your place, I will look around and decide on a place where we mainly photograph your newborn and family.

Neutral is Your Best Friend

Neutral colored bed sheets/cover works the best in your bed room for newborn home lifestyle sessions. Do you know why? Neutral colors tend to have a very timeless feel to the photos. I can say it for your outfits as well. That doesn’t mean you have to decorate your place in white or your family has to wear all in white. Adding some pops of color is nice and cute!

Choosing the Colors

When choosing colors for your outfits, I recommend selecting softer, lighter tones, and more muted shades. It will help bring all the attention to your faces and the connection between you and your new bundle of joy! (I will send more info regarding the color once you book your newborn session with me!)

Mother in pink dress lying down and nose touching with their newborn . Mama cradling newborn while dog gently kisses babies head. Older sister holds her newborn sibling while the rest of the family gathers around them. New parents sitting upright in bed looking lovingly at their baby. Father holds baby closely while mother gently kisses his head from behind. Mother holds her snuggled newborn closely.

Hi, I’m Mai, an Indianapolis photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography. I focus on capturing the beauty of motherhood and those fleeting moments that pass by too quickly. Let’s work together to document lasting memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Get in touch so we can chat about a personalized session for you.

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A black and white dog is kissing newborn baby girl's head | Discovery Bay HK Newborn Photographer Mai Fotography

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