Posed newborn sessions take place in my Houston Heights studio where I provide all props, bonnets, headbands, wraps, etc. that are then styled for each session. Babies generally do best in the first 8-16 days of life because they are still very sleepy and curly. All studio newborn clients received a prep guide in the week prior to their studio session with instructions to ensure the baby is as sleepy as possible. I really like them sleeping the entire time. The session takes about 1.5-2 hours depending on how sleepy the baby is. These sessions are very detail-oriented and I'm constantly making sure the baby is perfectly posed. Parent, sibling, and family shots are included and done in the last 30 minutes of the session.
Lifestyle sessions are completely different in every beautiful way. They can be scheduled anytime in the first 10 weeks of your baby's life. They are more laid back and focus on you snuggling your baby in your own home. These sessions tend to be a lot more candid, just capturing your family in an organic way. Lifestyle sessions use natural light and your baby's own things. This type of photography is best for parents who may not want to travel with their new baby or who want a more “candid” look for their images. It's also great if you want to include pets. Lifestyle photography is great for those intimate family moments that you want captured and typically lasts about 1-1.5 hours. The goal for is to document real life and moments that may otherwise be overlooked.