Preparing For Your In-Home Newborn Session | Sudbury, Massachusetts Newborn Photographer


Newborn sessions usually take place in your home or in my studio in Stow, Massachusetts. One of the biggest benefits to doing a newborn photo session in your home is that you’re already there! No need to get everyone in the car and drive somewhere. Everyone’s already comfortable in the space (especially big brothers and sisters). And, above all else, snacks and changes of clothes are at the ready!

Here are just a few tips that will help you to get ready for your in-home newborn session.


Find the Light

Lighting can be tricky in our New England homes, especially when the weather isn’t cooperating. We’ll turn off the overhead lights during your session in order to invite cleaner, natural light into your photos.

So one of the first things to think about when preparing for your in-home newborn session is which of your rooms gets the best light. This family has a living room with a huge wall of windows, which created lovely light even though the day was overcast.


Have a Couple of Outfits Handy

All newborn clothing is so adorable, but you probably have a favorite outfit for your little one. Let’s start with that one! But definitely have one or two other outfits handy, both for variety and for, well, when nature calls. Blankets and wraps also work as outfits! (If only we could do the same as adults, right?)

Here’s some really good newborn fashion:


Do Some Light Cleaning

One of the benefits to having your newborn session in the studio is that you don’t have to worry about sippy cups in the background or dust on your side tables! When we shoot in your home, it doesn’t have to look perfect by any means, but a quick wiping down of surfaces in the rooms you think we’ll be in will do a world of wonders.


Let’s face it: you have PLENTY going on with a newborn. You might not remember any of this! And that’s totally fine. We will figure it out as we go. But if you do have a chance to think about these things, your session will go even more smoothly and we’ll be able to focus on your connection first and foremost.