What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session?

It’s no secret – I love a good lifestyle newborn session. They’re cozy and sweet, and they provide the perfect opportunity to document a growing family in the comfort of their home. But a question I often get asked is, “What exactly is a lifestyle newborn session?” I’m glad you asked!

The Basics of a Lifestyle Newborn Session

All of my newborn sessions are lifestyle, which means I will focus on documenting your family’s natural connections and interactions. While I will guide and direct you through posing, it will feel easy and comfortable. You’ll be doing the things you would normally – holding your baby, cuddling together as a family, laughing, and sometimes just being. Think of these sessions as a chance to tell your family’s story and create images that you’ll look back on and remember exactly how it was.

Here are some things to expect in a lifestyle newborn session with me:

-Your baby will be held for the majority of the session.

-Posing will feel natural, not overly staged.

-We’ll likely hold your session in the most special place for your family – your home (if weather permits, we may opt to hold an outdoor newborn session).

-We’ll focus on connections.

Is a Lifestyle Newborn Session Right for You?

If you’re hoping for a simple approach to your newborn’s photos, with gentle posing and minimal staging, then a lifestyle newborn session could be exactly what you need. Instead of photos of a tightly wrapped baby posed on bean bags with lots of props, you’ll get images of your family loving, holding, and adoring your newest little one. Your baby will stay simply swaddled or will wear an outfit he or she would naturally wear (I recommend something neutral to focus on your little one’s sweet features).

My goal with every newborn session is for parents to come away with images that make them feel. Those first days of baby bliss go by in the blink of an eye. So if authentic, real moments are what you hope to capture, then a lifestyle newborn session is perfect for you.

Here are some examples of my lifestyle newborn work:

collage of lifestyle newborn session imagery

Film scanned by PhotoVision.

Mallory Bell Photography is a Huntsville, Alabama maternity, newborn, and family photographer creating timeless imagery to document every stage of motherhood and family, from bump to baby and beyond. I capture your family honestly and candidly so you’ll always remember exactly how the little details felt. In the rush of life, it’s easy to overlook the ordinary moments. I aim to document the love between you and your little ones in a joyful, heartfelt way so your legacy will live on for generations to come.

Contact me to inquire about documenting your family’s story.


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