Lately, more and more of my clients have been skipping Posed Newborn Images and opting for In-Home Documentary Sessions.
I love both, and am pretty impartial, but I have been reflecting a bit on way these are becoming so popular.
- The Ease- Let’s be honest here. Life can really feel like a tornado post baby. Just leaving the house can be overwhelming. Docu-Sessions take zero prep. I tell my moms to wear whatever they are comfortable in and not to bother cleaning.
2. Low Stress- Do you know what happens when you don’t have to worry about packing a diaper bag, if the baby is going to cry in the car, or if your baby will sleep enough? You relax and enjoy making memories.
3. Comfort- enough said.
4. Real Memories- When my first born was a baby, he would wake up as the sun was rising and the light would shine thought these yellow curtains I had, which made the entire room glow. I would put him in bed with me and feed him, and we would both fall back to sleep for a nap, while snuggling and talking. I just admired the hell out of him. I would give anything to go back in time and have a photographer document those mornings. They lasted all of six months before he started demanding breakfasts instead of milk, and *poof* our routines changed.
5. Includes entire family- Chances are you aren’t bringing extended family, or your 100lb Doodle to my studio.
6. Show off the nursery- People often spend months planning and designing the perfect nursery. Why not get photos in there!?