Are you a first-time mom anxiously awaiting the arrival of your precious bundle of joy? Or have toddlers at home and you’re just adding to the crew? Adding fuel to your anticipation is an expectation that comes with having a baby. You want the most perfect images out there – ones that capture every single detail, from each of its tiny fingers to their newborn yawns and everything in between! But shooting in-studio isn’t for everyone – here are 5 brilliant reasons why you should book an in home newborn photography session instead!
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Hi, I’m Alison, your chaos coordinator.
As the ringleader of my own 4 boy circus, I know how hard getting family photos can be.
If I could dress your kids and literally hang your family photos on your walls, I would.
…but I can’t, so I do just about everything else in between.
That’s why I take the time to hold your hand from start to finish.
Because what good are family photos if your kids never see them?
Our active duty USMC family is currently stationed in Virginia Beach near Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Hampton in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I call Charleston SC home and go back as often as I can! I shoot families and weddings as travel permits. Check out more of my work in Charleston here.
5 Reasons to choose in home newborn photoshoot over studio photography
If you’re looking to commemorate your newest addition to the family, there are few experiences more rewarding than an in-home session. The comfort of home can provide a uniquely fun and memorable experience that no studio setting ever could.
In home newborn photography sessions are easy. REALLY. If the idea of a photographer coming into your house sounds daunting or overwhelming… hear me out.
1. You don’t have to leave your house for in home newborn photography
An in-home newborn photography session offers a level of convenience that you won’t find at any other studio or location. You don’t have to worry about packing up all your baby’s belongings and getting everyone dressed and out the door.
Plus, there’s no need to stress if your baby needs extra attention during the shoot – with an in home shoot, you can take as many breaks as needed!
Don’t pack the bag, don’t plan a backup outfit, and don’t worry about a sitter, traffic, drive time, or anything else that comes with taking a new baby out. Just forget about it.
I come to YOU. I bring what I need with me, and I do the work.
Older siblings are in their own space.
We can turn the TV on for them, get them their snacks, OR put them down for their morning nap. Sometimes if grandparents are in town, they can take over too.
2. You’ll Be More Comfortable In your own home
Not only does booking an in home newborn photography session provide convenience for you and your family, it also ensures that your little one is comfortable throughout the entire process. Newborns are often easily overstimulated so being able to capture all those tiny details in the comfort of their own environment can make a huge difference when it comes to getting those perfect shots!
And because you don’t have to worry about leaving the house, you’ll naturally feel more comfortable for your photo session.
- You’ll be more relaxed, and not anxious.
- You’ll have a bit more patience for a silly toddler.
- You won’t feel stiff in a new space.
- You won’t be concerned about what the kids are touching, if the snacks are spilled, or where you’ll feed the baby.
And all of that will come through more beautifully in your photos. I promise
When you’re worked up, anxious or concerned, your facial muscles tell it all. If you or your spouse is preoccupied with anything, you won’t be connecting and enjoying the people in your photos.
3. Photograph the whole family
Most studio newborn photography focuses solely on baby with poses, styled wraps, and finger details. inside your in home newborn photography sessions, we’ll still get those baby details like fingers and noses, we’ll also get the whole family too:
- Mom & baby
- Just siblings
- Dad & Baby
- Mom, Dad & baby
- Whole family
We’ll also get the candids :
- Rocking baby in the nursery
- Big brother counting toes
- Giving kisses
- Changing diapers
- Jumping on the bed
I also love documenting baby’s first house. Maybe its because we move so much as a military family, but I love photographing:
- Nursery details
- Wide shots in the living room or master
- The whole family at the front door, of the whole house!
4. Relive moments and come back to them over and over
An in-home newborn photography session offers a unique perspective that traditional studio settings cannot provide—the same perspective that parents see every day when they look at their baby sleeping peacefully or playing happily, unaware of what’s happening around them!
This type of photography allows parents to appreciate the beauty of everyday moments with their little one in ways they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do so!
These moments include tickling, diaper changing, feeding, laughing, and interaction between baby and siblings.
Photographing these “in-between” moments freezes them forever, so you can return to these fleeting moments for decades to come.
5. Add your dog!
We can even include your pup in your family photos! Let your pup have the photoshoot they deserve; show off that undeniable bond between you and your dog!
Don’t sweat it if things don’t go as planned — because we all know how quickly those furry friends can take center stage in any picture-perfect moment.
Whether it’s dog and baby, dog and whole family, or dog and kids – he’s there!
Get ready for some truly unforgettable moments with pictures that show off all the love and laughter you share – canine included! And since everyone’s home right now, it’ll be easy peasy just to let him out whenever he needs a break.
Book your In-home Newborn Photography Session
Newborn babies grow so quickly—it seems like just yesterday we were bringing them into this world, but before we know it, they’re already starting school! Don’t let these precious moments pass by without capturing them for posterity; book an in-home newborn photoshoot today!
With convenience, comfort, quality time spent together, unique perspectives captured through the lens of a professional photographer, and timeless memories created forever—what more could any parent want? Get ready to start capturing those magical moments now with an amazing in home newborn photography session! Book a call with Allison Bell Photography.
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I'm a South Carolina native, USMC spouse, and recovering homeschool mama of a four boy circus. Bring me your crazy!
After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.
There's nothing easy about family photos but I'm here to help you with every step from what to wear to printed in your hands whether thats an album or wall art. I want you to Make your people the rock star of your house!
You'll be reminded of what really matters every day when you see the giant prints of your crew laughing on your walls every. single. day.
Currently stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia photographing families all over the Hampton Roads area from Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Eastern Shore all the way to Portsmouth and Elizabeth City!
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I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better! I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!