January 5, 2024
I’ve been finding so much joy in photographing families in their homes. It just feels like the right place for family to be. I recently had the pleasure of capturing the magic of a newborn session right before Christmas for the Cosselman family in Ankeny, Iowa. Their session was heartwarming, filled with the joy of the holiday season and the warmth that comes with welcoming a newborn into your family.
Photographing newborns in the comfort of their own home allows for genuine moments and a relaxed atmosphere. The family’s home was decked in twinkling lights and holiday decorations, providing a cozy ambiance. Even though their nursery wasn’t quite finished, it still had amazing light and made for the perfect spot for 75% of their session. I always tell my families we don’t need a ton of space or the whole house to shoot in. We just needed one room with good light!
Near the end of their session, we moved to the living room where I caught a few photos of them on the couch. I love that you can see framed photos from their engagement session and wedding in the background. It’s their whole story leading up to their current reality.
If you’re considering an at-home newborn session, especially during the holiday season, here are some tips to help you prepare:
Interested in booking me for an at-home family session? You can contact me for more information!