Family Photography

What is Lifestyle Newborn Photography?

Lifestyle Newborn Photography

When I photograph your newborn baby, I head to your home. We hang out, and I loosely pose your family on a couch or on a bed or in beautiful light or near something that feels artsy or inspirational. I’ll also take some close-ups of your baby, most likely on a bed or on a pretty rug. And I’ll take photos of you tending to your new little one. To me, this is lifestyle newborn photography.

mom kisses newborn baby son's head

colorado family sits in window sill during newborn portrait session

What Lifestyle Newborn Photography is Not

Many people ask if I have a studio. While I do have access to a studio in Berthoud, Colorado, I do not regularly use it, since I prefer to capture more natural interactions where the background also tells your story.

That is why I come to you, and photograph your baby in a meaningful space that is comfortable for all. Baby can sleep in their crib, or on your bed. You can feed Baby in your normal spot. Your partner can leave for a bit, and come back and join us later. Lifestyle newborn photography is not studio photography.

Some people ask if I have props. I do not. I am happy to take photos of a swaddled baby on a neutral ground, or your little one wearing a bow or a special outfit. But I will not be overly posing your baby. It just doesn’t interest me as much, and seems slightly unnatural to me.

a dad breathes in his baby girl

Questions? Email me at info@susannahphoto.com, call me, fill out my contact form.

Additional In Home Newborn Photography Resources

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I've been photographing families professionally since 2006. I am a wife, mama to 2 boys, companion to 2 cats who are named after members of the royal British family, a former preschool teacher. I love running, hiking 14ers, sparkly clothes, the band Phish, river float trips, St. John USVI, farm CSAs, and Colorado blue skies.