I have been asked before what I prefer, natural light studio or home for a lifestyle newborn session. And I always answer with BOTH!! Super helpful I know, but let me explain. There are perks to both that not everyone would maybe think of. With an at home session you can get the cute nursery shots and get to be in your own environment. While I love how intimate and personal shooting in someone’s home can be, what if you don’t love your house right now? Or want to have to clean the whole thing after just having a baby less than two weeks ago for that matter. Here’s where a natural light studio is such a perfect option! Guaranteed amazing light, clean and simple. You show up, shot and go home without having to do a single load of laundry or vacuum your floors.
Having our own natural light studio (Station Studio) has made the world of difference for sessions like this one. I am familiar with the light and how best to use it during my sessions. I also love that you can stage as much or as little as you or your client would like. The McMurdie’s wanted a minimal look and I think we accomplished just that. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get plenty of personality and connection. They played, snuggled and loved on their new baby girl the whole time!
What would you prefer for your own family? Does comfy clothes on your own couch sound more your style? Or do you love the fresh look of a studio that might look nice on the walls of your baby’s nursery. There are so many fun options when planning ahead for your own lifestyle session. But one of my favorite parts about the new direction of studios is how natural it still is. I am a no fuss photographer when it comes to photographing babies. I want them comfortable in mama’s arms or relaxing on the bed. Something I think you would find all the time at home too.