With four newborn sessions between us we are pretty qualified to give you our top 5 tips for your newborn lifestyle session!

Warning if you are not pregnant this post will give you baby fever!

The hours we spent browsing newborn pictures while pregnant was a little overboard. We have gathered our favorite pictures and how to prepare for the big day (after your big day of labor and no sleep)! Also, the best thing about a newborn lifestyle session is that it is in your home, with all your own stuff – makes life so easy on you.

1. Plan your outfit out way before you go into labor.  My first came 3 weeks early and I had to wobble to the mall two days after coming home from the hospital to find something to wear!  Keep your outfit fairly simple and somewhat neutral.  That way your not taking away from the main focus, the baby.

2. Do your research on photographers.  Talk to others who used the same one and see what they thought.  Trust that they know what they are doing and will get the perfect shot.

3. Keep it easy by having a photographer come to you.  That way everything you need is at your fingertips.

4. Do not stress if your baby cries or is hungry.  Take as many breaks as your family needs. Your photographer understands.

5. Do not go overboard with outfits/accessories for a newborn- aren’t naked ones the best anyways?  It’s important to capture all the tiny details of that brand new baby.  We both used a simple swaddle wrap! Similar one here.

newborn lifestyle session


newborn lifestyle session

It’s also fun to choose a few special items to feature in their pictures. This tractor was my dads when he was a kid, and it means so much to my family. Camerons middle name- Robert, is after my dad and grandpa.

newborn lifestyle session

We were concered that our first children wouldn’t sit still like a little prince for family pictures since we both had two under two (Cam-14 mon, Charlie-18 mon) THESE PICTURES couldn’t have turned out more perfect. STOP STRESSING MOMMA!

newborn lifestyle session

newborn lifestyle session

If you haven’t had your maternity session you should see Carleys winter session.

xo- Lindsay & Carley