lifestyle newborn photographer

Newborns at Home

Holly photographs newborns in her clients’ homes and in her studio.  Images from a newborn session in the home will include the home environment and your family.  Babies tend to be happier in your arms, featuring that special connection you have.  This type of portrait photography is sometimes referred to as lifestyle photography.

She will also photograph your baby on soft blankets and in the nursery; in the crib, nursery chair, or on a decorative rug.  She will bring a few neutral colored blankets but feel free to lay out some of your own.

During newborn sessions in the home, babies are kept in their diaper, but it will be covered in the images. Holly with soothe and calm your baby using some tricks she has learned over the years, but he/she may be awake or asleep.  If you are wanting “sleeping baby” pictures without a diaper, please see Newborns in the Studio.

When she arrives, she will ask you to show her around your home to find the best spots for your session.  If she doesn’t find adequate light for a natural light session, she will use studio lighting recreating the look of window light.  No worries about the “mess” that might be in your home post delivery.  Holly will only notice it long enough to move things aside and out of her picture frame! 

Newborns in the Studio

Holly also photographs newborns in her studio in Southeast Franklin.  If you are wanting “sleeping baby” images you will want to book your session in Holly ‘s studio.  During newborn sessions in the studio, Holly spends time soothing baby to sleep so she can create the sleeping baby images you see in her portfolio.   These sessions are usually best if completed within the first 2 weeks.  

Holly will photograph your baby on soft backdrops and swaddled in blankets and wraps.  She has a collection of blankets and wraps but feel free to bring some of your own.  Blankets that have been passed down or handmade are especially nice and personalize your images.  Siblings and parents can also be photographed with your baby during these sessions.  

If desired, Holly will photograph baby with and without clothing, swaddles, or a diaper.  Please let her know if this is something you are wanting or if you want her to keep baby swaddled or covered with a blanket.  Either way, she uses a space heater to keep the space warm during the session.

Holly’s studio accommodates up to two adults & two small children.

Scheduling Newborn Sessions

It’s best to contact Holly during your pregnancy to reserve a possible time frame for your newborn session.  However, if your baby has already been born, please feel free to request a session.  A $200 session deposit is needed to reserve a newborn session on Holly’s calendar.  When your baby is born, the exact day and time will be scheduled. You just never know when your baby will arrive!


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Nashville Newborn Photographer, Holly Marie Photography