Lucy's lifestyle newborn photography session took place when she was almost one month old. I knew this family really well because I had photographed them all three months before for their maternity shoot on North Curl Curl Beach, I was really looking forward to Lucy's lifestyle newborn photography session and going to Ruth and Chris's home for the shoot. Lifestyle newborn photography is very different from studio newborn photography. It is more relaxed and because there is no posing, it is possible to schedule the session anytime from birth. Parents don't feel pressure to have their shoot straight out of hospital. Lifestyle sessions are all about simplicity, connection and storytelling. This approach to photographing newborns is less about capturing the baby as a singular being and more about photographing the experience of welcoming a new child into the family.
The majority of the shoot took place in the nursery, the whole family sat on cushions on the floor, snuggled up, read books and played. Lucy stayed asleep for most of the ninety minutes. Her big sister enjoyed showing me all her toys and introducing me to her new sister.
Ruth & Chris, thank you for inviting me into your lives, and trusting me to capture this beautiful chapter in your family's story. May your collection of images forever remind you of the precious miracle of life.
Finally, would you love to have session like this for yourself? Then please get in touch! I would love to chat to you and plan a lifestyle maternity photography session with you. Drop me a messages via my contact page or comment below.