When you are expecting a new baby there are many decisions to make as you await your little one’s arrival. I’d like to make one of those easier! Choosing between a studio or in-home newborn session is hard for some parents, but there are very clear pros and cons to each.
In-home newborn sessions are absolutely lovely and many families really enjoy having me come to them. No need to load everyone in the car or worry about forgetting an important item at home! I can capture memories in the place that is already so comfortable and special to your family. If you put a lot of love into creating a beautiful nursery for your baby, let’s show it off! Even if your baby doesn’t sleep in their own room yet, they will be spending a lot of time in there and it will be an important space for them.
At-home sessions can sometimes be easier for young siblings as well. Having someone come into their own safe space is sometimes less stressful than having to take them into a completely new environment like the studio. Some families will have an extra set of hands (grandparent, babysitter, etc.) at home to help watch over the sibling(s) while photos are being taken. This can be helpful if they need a break for play, snacks, etc.
Another big pro for in-home sessions is being able to include your family’s pets. Many people (including myself) consider their furry friends a member of their family and love the idea of having photos with them included. I am comfortable working with all types of pets and love having them join in the fun.
Studio newborn sessions are also really beautiful. If you like a clean, neutral palette with gorgeous lighting then this might be the choice for you. The Worth Capturing studio located in the Five Points Neighborhood in Raleigh is a perfect choice for a minimalist aesthetic.
Some families really appreciate not having to clean their home or have someone come there and I totally get it. I’m happy to provide a clean space for you! It also is a great choice for families who aren’t crazy about their home’s interior, or don’t have a lot of natural light. Have I created beautiful images from small, dark apartments? Yep! But if you really prefer the brighter, airy look then the studio is perfect.
If you’ve been grappling with this decision, then I hope that this information has been useful for you! I truly love doing newborn sessions in any location and have years of experience creating beautiful images in all types of settings.
If you’d like to learn more about my newborn session details & pricing, please follow the link below and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! I hope to have the opportunity to create some beautiful memories for your family.
If you’re looking for guidance on how to dress your baby for an upcoming session, you can read my thoughts and get links for precious little outfits here: Choosing Outfits for Your Baby’s Photo Session