It can be confusing when trying to google newborn photography and finding terms like, "studio", "posed", "lifestyle". My approach to newborn photography was originally and 100% "posed." This meant mom and dad holding baby in a way the normally wouldn't and smiling at the camera. I still photograph these type of newborn images and they make beautiful portraits for your home!
The term "lifestyle" is often misused to convey a more relaxed approach. It is supposed to be capturing natural and authentic moments of a newborn and their family in their own home. These would be images in the baby's nursery or on the parent's bed.
The term "studio lifestyle newborn images" can refer to a style of newborn photography that combines elements of both studio and lifestyle photography. This is something I have been photographing more recently in my studio. I have created a comfortable and cozy studio setting that resembles the environment of a home. This allows me to capture natural, unposed moments of the baby and family, while still maintaining a high level of control over the lighting, composition, and overall look of the images.
These images combine the best of both worlds, providing a comfortable and controlled environment for capturing natural and authentic moments of the newborn and their family. You get the "lifestyle" approach, but don't have to worry about outfits or a clean house. You get to show up to my studio and allow me to do the rest!
Mom's dress, baby's wraps, headbands, blankets, teddy and props are all provided at my studio. I love creating a cohesive look to your session so when you frame the images or create an album it all goes together! My studio is located in Georgetown, KY.