In home newborn photos are easy. REALLY. If the idea of a photographer coming into your house sound daunting or overwhelming… hear me out.
5 Reasons to do In Home Newborn Photos
- You don’t have to leave your house
- You’ll be more comfortable
- Photograph the whole family – even big siblings, mom & dad
- Relive moments and come back to them over and over
- Add your dog!
Hi I’m Alison, your chaos coordinator.
As the ringleader of my own 4 boy circus, I know how hard getting family photos can be.
If I could dress your kids and literally hang your family photos on your walls, I would.
…but I can’t, so I do just about everything else in between.
That’s why I take the time to hold your hand from start to finish.
Because what good are family photos if your kids never see them?
Our active duty USMC family is currently stationed in Virginia Beach near Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Hampton in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I call Charleston SC home and go back as often as I can! I shoot families and weddings as travel permits. Check out more of my work in Charleston here.
You don’t have to leave your house
Don’t pack the bag, don’t plan a back up outfit, don’t worry about a sitter, traffic, drive time, or anything else that comes with taking a new baby out. Just forget about it.
I come to YOU. I bring what I need with me and I do the work.
Older siblings are in their own space. We can just turn the TV on for them, get them their snacks OR put them down for their morning nap. Sometimes if grandparents are town, they can take over too.
You’ll Be More Comfortable
And because you don’t have to worry about leaving the house, you’ll naturally feel more comfortable for your photo session. You’ll be more relaxed, and not anxious. You’ll have a bit more patience for a silly toddler.
You won’t feel stiff in a new space. You won’t be concerned about what the kids are touching, if the snacks are spilled or where you’ll feed the baby.
And all of that will come through more beautifully in your photos. I promise
When you’re worked up, anxious or concerned, your facial muscles tell it all. If you or your spouse is pre occupied with anything, you won’t be connecting and enjoying your people in your photos.
Photograph the whole family
Most studio newborn photography focuses solely on baby with poses, styled wraps, and finger details. In home newborn photos, we’ll still get those baby details like fingers and noses, we’ll also get the whole family too:
- Mom & baby
- Just siblings
- Dad & Baby
- Mom, Dad & baby
- Whole family
We’ll also get the candids :
- Rocking baby in the nursery
- Big brother counting toes
- Giving kisses
- Changing diapers
- Jumping on the bed
I also love documenting baby’s first house. Maybe its because we move so much as a military family, but I love photographing:
- Nursery details
- Wide shots in the living room or master
- The whole family at the front door, of the whole house!
Relive moments and come back to them over and over
By shooting in home, it affords the opportunity to capture mundane every day moments like tickling, diaper changing, feeding, laughing, and interaction between baby and siblings. Photographing this “in between” moments freezes them forever so you can return to these fleeting moments for decades to come.
Add your dog!
We can to include your pup in your family photos! Whether its dog and baby, dog and whole family, or dog and kids – he’s there! Plus because you’re home, you can just let outside whenever.Alison is the chaos-commanding family photographer in Virginia Beach, VA thriving in the loud & messy offering in home lifestyle, outdoor, and extended family sessions.
Owner & Photographer of Alison Bell, Photographer, she is also the circus ring leader of four boys, half-homeschooling USMC family.
Alison offers full-contact family photo sessions with wardrobe styling, sessions that feel like a party and custom print shopping. Even Dad has a good time!
She's on a mission to get your images in your hand, rather than gathering digital dust! Get an album and print dozens of shots in one place!
If you can't remember last time your family did photos, its time to chat asap!
Clients rave about how easy and enjoyable their session is and how their kids wanting to do it again!
Alison Bell, Photographer serves VA Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cape Charles, and Hampton in Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
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