Abby Kennan, San Antonio Newborn Photographer, San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Lifestyle Newborn Photographer-1.jpg

hey baby.

All newborn sessions are lifestyle and done in the comfort of your own home.  I typically like to shoot these sessions at 10am, due to light.  I will often have families send me a few iPhone pictures of their master bedroom, the living area and the baby’s nursery, so that I can get a better idea of the lighting situation.  I use all natural light, meaning window light only, and am very comfortable in low-light situations, so don’t worry!  These tend to be my favorite sessions for many reasons but mostly because I didn’t hire a photographer to document my babies after birth.  The importance of those moments was lost on me as a new (and overwhelmed) mother and I wish with my whole heart that I had realized how truly fleeting that time was.  

A Few Tips

  1. Try to feed baby before my arrival, so that baby is nice and sleepy.

  2. Have baby in a diaper only, wrapped in a warm blanket.

  3. If you're not a nursing Mom, have a bottle of breast milk or formula handy in case we need to top baby off.

  4. If baby takes a paci/binky have it ready.

  5. I like to shoot in the master bedroom, so try to have it tidied up with minimal clutter if possible.  This is true for any room/area of your home you’d like to incorporate into the session.  If you have a white down comforter/duvet that is a plus!

  6. Don't worry if you feel that your house isn't a Pinterest, Kevin McAllister type of home, I can get creative as long as you don't mind me moving some furniture around :)

  7. Please open all window treatments to let as much light in as possible.

  8. Dress in something that is comfortable, especially for new Moms, long flowy dresses are always a plus and a neutral color palette work best.  But dress in your own style, these are just suggestions from past experience with newborn sessions but please stray from bright patterned colors.

  9. If there is anything important you’d like to incorporate into your session, please tell me!  These are your memories and that is important to me!