Nashville Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

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Welcoming a newborn into your family is one of life’s most precious moments, and capturing these early days through photography is a beautiful way to preserve the memories. As a parent, you naturally want to capture these fleeting days to look back on and cherish for years to come. While traditional newborn photography often involves posed shots with props and backdrops, as a Nashville lifestyle newborn photographer, I offer a more natural and intimate approach. In this blog post, we’ll explore what a lifestyle newborn session is and why it might be the perfect choice for your family.

Nashville Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

All About Connection

The heart of a lifestyle newborn session is the focus of connection — capturing the genuine, heartfelt interactions between you and your new little one. These images will serve as a timeless reminder of the days that were filled with a baby that fits perfectly on your chest, the sweetest newborn smell you can’t get enough of, and the most perfect little fingers and toes that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. 

As a Nashville lifestyle newborn photographer, our time together will be spent with your baby being held for the majority of the time. Holding your baby during the session also allows for a variety of natural and loving poses that again, are focused on connection. Whether it’s a cuddle between mom and dad, a gentle kiss on the forehead, a quiet moment of breastfeeding, or a playful interaction with siblings, these moments are full of emotion and authenticity.

Minimal Posing

Unlike traditional posed photography, a lifestyle newborn session truly keeps posing to a minimum. Instead of arranging your baby in elaborate setups and bean bags to pose on, we focus on natural, candid moments.

You won’t need to worry about holding a specific pose or looking directly at the camera — the goal is to capture your family just as you are. Without the pressure to perform or follow specific instructions, you and your family can simply enjoy being together taking in these moments that truly do go by in the blink of an eye.

Authentic, Real Moments

If your goal is to capture the authentic, real moments of your newborn’s early days, then a lifestyle session is ideal. These sessions are designed to document the genuine experiences and emotions that come with welcoming a new baby. From the quiet moments of bonding to the joyful interactions with siblings, a lifestyle session results in images are timeless and genuine — they feel just as your everydays do.

It’s less about creating a perfect image and more about capturing the beauty in the everyday. It’s about the way your baby looks up at you with wonder, the tender kisses, and the shared smiles. These are the moments that make your family unique, and we are able to preserved them forever.

A Familiar Place

One of the greatest benefits of a lifestyle newborn session is that it usually takes place in the most special places for your family — your home. These sessions are designed to be relaxed and enjoyable for everyone in a familiar environment. Often familiarity helps your baby feel more secure and relaxed, resulting in the most beautiful and authentic images, as it allows your true emotions and connections to be seen.

Photographing in your home also allows us to incorporate meaningful elements into the session. Whether it’s the nursery you lovingly prepared, the family living room where you spend time together, or your bedroom that you have cuddled your new little one in for countless hours already, these spaces are meaningful to you. And the biggest bonus — there’s no need to worry about transporting your newborn to a studio or dealing with the stress of a new environment!

You can read my blog post that talks about a few really quick and easy tips on how to prepare for your in-home newborn session. After reading that you will quickly see how authentic and I want both your home and photos to feel!

Nashville Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

As your Nashville lifestyle newborn photographer, I offer a meaningful way to document your family’s first moments with your new baby. By focusing on connections, capturing authentic moments, and photographing in the comfort of your own home, these sessions create beautiful and timeless images that you will treasure for years to come. If you’re looking for a way to preserve the genuine emotions and experiences of your newborn’s early days, a lifestyle session is the perfect choice for you and your family.

Want to see more in-home newborn sessions? Here is a session with their first baby, here is a session with 4 other siblings, and here is a baby girl newborn session with two toddler brothers.

Film images — Pentax 645 using Portra 400 rated at 200 scanned by Photo Vision Prints

Digital images — Sony A7iii and 50mm 1.4 lens edited with The Archetype Process Profiles

Courtney is a Nashville Newborn Photographer here to provide you with a stress free, luxurious experience a mama could only dream of. An experience where you don’t have to be the person to do it all, and she will help you finally get timeless images and heirloom artwork in your hands and home. She truly takes care of it all for you. If you are interested in booking a session, please reach out sooner than later! 


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