Woman stood next to a window, dark shadows behind her, she is cradling and looking down at a newborn baby

As a newborn lifestyle photographer, I find it incredibly rewarding to capture the most important moments in people's lives.

Newborn lifestyle photoshoots are different from traditional, posed newborn photography. Lifestyle shoots aim to capture a more natural, un-staged appearance to images. At-home newborn sessions are about the connection and love that family members have for the new member of the family. Lifestyle newborn photography is a candid and very natural photo session from the comfort of your own home.

Posed newborn photoshoots involve posed images of a newborn, often incorporating props and backdrops, in a controlled studio setting.

Each approach provides a distinct experience and outcome.

close up black and white image of a newborn hand wrapped around an adult's pointer finger
black & white image, shot from outside nursery looking in, mom stood in front of window, baby sleeping on her chest

Lifestyle photography is all about capturing real-life moments in a natural and artistic way. It's about portraying people in everyday situations, events, or milestones, showcasing the authenticity and beauty of their lives. I'll come to your home and capture precious images, whether it's you cradling your baby, feeding them, or singing to your little one.

Image of a woman and a man sat in a bed, holding a baby, both looking down and smiling


Lifestyle images capture the essence of naturally occurring events, and many of your photos will reflect that spontaneity. While I aim for genuine moments, I may guide you to locations with flattering lighting and backgrounds. I might also offer prompts like "look down at your sweet baby" or "let your little one wrap their fingers around your thumb." The aim is to ensure you feel comfortable and confident, never awkward or unsure of what to do next.

shot from outside looking into master bedroom, mom sat on bed feeding newborn, guitar on right side wall
Black & yellow labrador lay on a bed, in the background you can see a woman sat behind them holding a newborn in her arm


No, I don't use props or lighting. I utilize the natural light in your home. I'll position you to capture soft, flattering natural light.

Your baby will wear clothes you already have, I suggest a neutral onesie. You can swaddle your baby or wrap them in a special blanket. However, in a posed newborn session, photographers typically supply outfits for babies and may swaddle, wrap, and pose them. Posed newborn sessions involve more directed posing and styling to create carefully composed images.

close up of newborn laying down, blue eyes looking at camera, lilac headband, white shirt, lay on white fur blanket
Black and white image of a baby lay in mothers arms, the focus is on baby's foot and mothers arms

If you'd like to know more about preparing for an at home lifestyle shoot, check out my blog, "Tips for your indoor newborn photoshoot".

Newborn baby, swaddled in a pastel green blanket, on a fur blanket, she is yawning, she is wearing a white now headband
Close up black and white image of the top of a babies head being held in mothers hands