As promised, I am doing a deep dive into my different newborn packages and what they entail!
I figured I would start with my most popular package which is the Lifestyle+Wrapped session. This is a personal favorite of mine for a couple reasons. The first being that when I was looking for a newborn photographer for my kids this is exactly what I wanted! I wanted those beautiful candid shots that a Lifestyle session gave you. The ones that captured you in your element and also that beautiful nursery you spent so much time on! But, me being me I also wanted those sweet wrapped images of just my new baby.
I also love these session because I love the creativity of putting together different sets and wrapping your sweet baby in different wraps and adding a little stuffy if I can or a bonnet and making them look angelic!
Now that you know I cam up with this package let's talk about the session itself and how it flows.
The Lifestyle + Wrapped session is 100% in your home. I bring all props, lighting, wraps to you. I always joke that it looks like I am moving in but I promise that everything I bring is worth it! I create a mini studio right there in your living room, dining room, bedroom, really wherever I can set everything up!
We start this session with the Lifestyle portion and I always try and start around 9:30 in the morning when everyone is a little more fresh. It also allows for us to finish up with older siblings early enough so they can head of to school. When I arrive at your house (fully masked) I take a look at the different areas you are thinking you want your session and check out the lighting to see where we will get the best shots. Once we get going I get a mixture of family, mom and baby, dad and baby, mom dad and baby, baby on their own and siblings...if they let me.
When the Lifestyle portion is done I usually suggest that baby get a good feed while I set everything up and this is when siblings can head to school. I generally bring 2-3 setups with me and work through as many as possible. Once baby is fed and wrapped it's time to roll! I will enlist the help of mom or dad for different sets because babies safety is my number one priority and its always better to have a hand on baby since they are tricky little things that startle and we don't want them to get hurt.
That's it, that is how the Lifestyle+Wrapped session flows. These sessions usually take 3.5+hours to complete. After your session it takes about two weeks to get you your gallery but because I get just as excited about the session as you I always send a sneak peek within a day or two so you can see some of the awesome shots we got!