Lifestyle sessions are something I’ve known I wanted to try for awhile now, particularly a newborn lifestyle session. Images where the little sweetie is curled up in a ball on a sweet blanket, or in a bucket, or daddy’s arm, are totally precious. But when you get to go into a client’s home and photograph the life of that newborn, something different happens. It’s his or her home, and immediately the images become personal on a level that is just different than what happens in a studio. (BTW, I LOVE studio work too, so I’m not putting down those shots at all!)
I don’t know what it is about small-town Kentucky life, but sooooo many of the clients I’ve encountered shy away from having a photographer in their home to do this type of session. So when I put it out there that I was looking for willing clients for a portfolio building opportunity, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people interested.
G’s momma’s momma (I don’t want to call her a grandma, she might decide to come get me), is a long time client of mine. When I found out she had a grandson on the way and they were interested in the lifestyle session, it was pretty much a no brainer for me. 🙂 But then I had to wait for him to be born, and wait again as I came down with a cold the day before our originally scheduled session. Two weeks after his birth, the session was on and let me just say, he is a total doll.
His nursery first grabbed my attention when I saw a snapshot on Facebook. It’s simple but elegant and just gorgeous.