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Newton Newborn Session

At home lifestyle newborn session

Newton Newborn Photographer

Since I began, I’ve always been an on-location photographer. That means I don’t own a studio and I’ve trained my brain to think quickly and adapt to new situations and environments on an almost daily basis. My entire portfolio is filled with sessions that I have photographed in people’s homes, but inevitably I always am asked if I shoot in a studio. Hard to believe it, but these are 100% authentic, unstyled homes that real people live in! Every home isn’t straight out of a blog, so don’t be afraid of an in-home session if your house is dark and cluttered. Your home is the space you’ve made for your family and there are memories within those walls. A studio has none of those feelings as they try to make it as generic as possible. 100% if that is the style you are drawn to, you will not get that affect at home so please do reach out to a studio photographer. But if you are in love with this at home lifestyle sessions I’m known for, please check out the below newborn images and be sure to reach out. This nursery is of course absolutely breathtaking, so I had a lot of fun making the most of this Newton newborn session at home.

The Family

This is the 4th time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family. The first time there was a large family reunion in town and they invited me to document their time together. It was absolutely magical and we even had some snow! The second time grandmom if this darling baby girl came to town with her family and wanted to capture that time together as well. The 3rd was a maternity session by the Charles. It was a petite add-on to this Baby 1 Year package. For more information on my Baby 1 Year package, please see my newborn magazine and pricing page.

Newborn Images in Nursery

Completely modernized inside, this Newton home had gorgeous windows that allowed natural light to flood right in. They were worried about getting the nursery ready in time, so I was picturing Tupperware and Amazon boxes everywhere. Imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw this. I hope you’ll love sweet Ellery’s images. She really made me work for it as she slept about 30 minutes during her session. She was very alert and quite strong. This will give you a sense of a session that didn’t necessarily go to ‘plan’ but was still perfect in its own way. We got so many great expressions as a result! As a photographer working with newborns, you just need to go with the flow.

An awake newborn session

Awake newborn next to stuffed animals
Hello baby!
Newborn baby in parents' arms in Newton home session
Newborn baby girl in her home in Newton
Newborn baby in parents' arms
Lots of love for this little one. The first grandchild on both sides.
Nursery details baby girl room in Newton Newborn Session
Check out those details.
Parents holding baby in nursery
Newborn smiles in parents' arms
Baby smiles.
Nursery Details
I photographed their maternity session and this was their favourite image. I love finding out their favourites.
Baby in crib
Baby in crib
Snug as a bug in a rug
Parents holding newborn in nursery
While she was sleeping I worked quickly to make the most of it.
Newborn on rug in nursery
Newborn on rug in nursery in Newton
Oh hey! She’s awake again. But oh so cute!
Nursery details baby girl room in Newton Newborn Session
Time for a feeding. During this time I either get feeding photos, breast feeding photos or nursery photos.
Nursery details baby girl room in Newton Newborn Session
This time I decided to do nursery photos to give mom some privacy
Nursery details baby girl room in Newton Newborn Session
Parents holding baby girl in home in Newton newborn lifestyle session
Parents holding baby girl in home in Newton newborn lifestyle session
Parents holding baby girl in home in Newton newborn lifestyle session
Dad holding daughter in nursery on rocking chair in Newton newborn session
Dad holding daughter in nursery on rocking chair with mom hugging
Nursery details baby girl room in Newton Newborn Session
Time for another feeding!
Nursery details baby girl room in Newton Newborn Session
More details that are sentimental , such as her great-grandfather’s possessions.
Grandmother holding grandchild and daughter
3 generations
Grandmother holding grandchild and daughter
Grandmother holding grandchild and daughter
Grandmother holding grandchild and daughter
Mother feeding child
Another feeding! That’s why these sessions take up to 3 hours.
Mother holding newborn baby girl
Mother holding newborn baby girl
But then we get a milk drunk baby. Worth it.

They requested something very specific in their questionnaire so I was able to prepare mentally for it. I work in people’s homes but I am able to create a makeshift mini studio for detail photos of just the newborn if you have a sentimental heirloom you wanted to incorporate. I just need to know ahead of time in your newborn questionnaire that I send to you upon booking and signing your contract.

Newborn detail photos with grandfather's war medallions
They wanted to incorporate baby girl’s great-grandfather into the session. This is what we created.

I hope you loved the images we created in a single room in Newton for this newborn session. There is a lot I can do in a space. Home is where you’ve put so much love and thought into, so why not have your family session there?

Newborn Family Film

Since Ellery was so awake it was hard to get as much variety with poses, but I was so pleased with what we were able to create. It’s all because of this wonderful family that was patient and trusted me entirely. I am so thankful we met. I seriously get to know the BEST people.

Since I had less ‘free’ time to create film because of the constant feeds and soothing, this film isn’t as comprehensive as I would have liked, but I love it anyway. It tells her story and that’s what the film was meant to capture.

Please enjoy little Ellery’s newborn film during her Newton Newborn Session at home. I can’t wait to share her next one when that time comes.

For other newborn sessions at home, please click HERE

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