These are all things I have heard from parents who have booked an in-home lifestyle newborn photo session. This recent session I’m sharing with you was one of those mamas. I gave her a few tips and when I walked in and saw that window I was in HEAVEN!
Believe it or not, you don’t have to have a big beautiful, sparse house with every nook and cranny photo-worthy! I give my families these three tips to prepare for their in-home lifestyle shoot:
Get a basket (or 2) and declutter! Shove it all in an empty room, bathroom, hallway, or closet! Don’t worry about deep cleaning – just get the stuff out of the way! And only focus on a few key areas: nursery, parent’s bedroom and/or any space with a good window!
Let in ALLL the light! You’ll be surprised at how much lighter and brighter your home feels with each window exposed!
Throw a white sheet or comforter on your bed! White looks beautiful in photos and against a newborn’s skin. Anything white is a natural light-reflector and will help any space seem lighter, brighter, and bigger than it would otherwise (one reason why I always wear a white t-shirt for indoor shoots)! Take off your ornate duvet or comforter altogether and just expose some white sheets. A bare bed looks better than a bed with dark colors.
That’s it! Three-steps towards a Pinterest-Worthy indoor lifestyle photo session!
I hope these tips help to take the stress off of new parents who are recovering from birth and caring for a newborn with this laid-back approach to prepping for their newborn photos!