Relaxed Portland Lifestyle Newborn Photography
Newborn lifestyle photography sessions are a relaxed way to capture authentic family moments with your new baby. They can take place in your home in the Portland area or outdoors at sunset or sunrise.
I can photograph baby in the nursery you worked so hard on, your older kids loving on their new sibling, calm moments nursing your newborn, the kids dancing around while you stare into your sweet baby’s eyes, and all the other special moments that go along with having a new baby. These aren’t posed sessions, but I do give relaxed direction so I can capture your family interacting in a way that is true to you.
When should we schedule our lifestyle newborn session?
Since these aren’t overly posed sessions, they can be booked 1-4 weeks after birth (or even later if you wish!). I love when a baby is able to stay awake and really connect with their new family, so an older newborn is welcome, and it gives mom some time to recover from delivery.
Where do newborn photo sessions take place?
Newborn lifestyle photography sessions take place in client’s homes around the Portland area OR in an outdoor location around sunset. A travel fee may be assessed if outside the greater Portland, Oregon area.
What should we wear for a lifestyle newborn session?
What to wear for newborn photos depends on a lot of factors. The biggest ones are location and weather. In the warmer months, baby will mostly just be in a diaper and loosely wrapped in a muslin swaddling blanket. You may also want to bring a simple onesie for some photos, as well. In the colder months, we may need to bundle them up if the photos are outside. The key is to cut down on bulk while keeping them warm.
For the whole family in any setting, you want to keep the clothing pretty light in color. Please don’t wear any bright white, though! It’s too reflective and can create reflection on the baby (although off-white is great). Same with any bright colors, those can reflect on the baby, as well. But on the other hand, really dark colors can create some dark images (which really doesn’t make sense for a newborn session), so my suggestion would be lighter colors and neutrals.
I always help with styling, plus I have a client closet full of clothing so please let me know if you’d like to borrow anything! I will bring all items clean and freshly steamed of wrinkles, so that is one less thing that you need to worry about.
“I loved how candid the photos were and not staged.”
We used Becca for maternity and newborn photo sessions for our recent addition to our family. I had seen her photos online and loved them. I loved how candid the photos were and not staged.
“We loved how comfortable and low key the sessions were.”
I was worried that we wouldn’t be able to get photos like that because I thought we’d be awkward! But Becca was great at directing us and the pictures turned out amazing. We loved how comfortable and low key the sessions were.
How do we book our lifestyle newborn photos?
I’d love to be your Portland lifestyle newborn photographer! You can contact me to book and then we can plan your session! If you’d like to book both maternity and newborn together, let me know and you’ll receive $100 off the newborn session as long as you book them at the same time.