As a newborn photographer, I often get asked about the differences between a studio session and an at-home session. The truth is, both options have their own unique benefits and it ultimately comes down to your personal preferences and what you are looking for in a newborn photography experience. Let me break it down for you.

Studio Session

A studio session is typically done in a photographer’s professional studio. This means you won’t have to worry about cleaning your house or preparing a space for the session. You also won’t have to worry about any distractions such as pets, siblings, or visitors. The studio is specifically designed for newborn photography, with all the necessary equipment, props, and lighting already set up. This means that your photographer has complete control over the environment, which can lead to more consistent and polished images.

In a studio session, the focus is often on posed, portrait-style shots of your newborn. This means that your photographer will take the time to carefully position your baby in various poses, using different props and backdrops to create a variety of images. They may also take close-up shots of your baby’s features such as their tiny fingers and toes.

Here at the studio we have everything set up and prepared for you, all you need to do is turn up! 

At-Home Session

An at-home session takes place in the comfort of your own home. This means you won’t have to travel anywhere and can stay in your familiar surroundings. You also have the option of incorporating your home into the photos, which can make for a more personalized and meaningful experience. For example, your photographer may take shots of your baby in their crib, on their favorite blanket, or in a room with sentimental value.

At-home sessions tend to be more candid and natural, capturing your baby in their own environment. Your photographer will likely take a mix of posed and lifestyle shots, meaning they will capture your baby in a more natural and relaxed way. They may also take shots of your family interacting with the baby, capturing those sweet moments between siblings and parents.

One thing to keep in mind is that an at-home session may require a bit more preparation on your part. You will need to make sure your home is clean and tidy, with plenty of natural light available. You may also want to consider any props or backdrops you would like to incorporate into the shoot.

Which Option Is Right For You?

When deciding between a studio session and an at-home session, it’s important to consider your personal preferences and what you are looking for in a newborn photography experience. Do you prefer a more formal, polished look? Or do you want a more natural, candid feel? Are you comfortable with the idea of traveling to a studio or would you prefer to stay at home?

Ultimately, the choice is yours. Both options have their own unique benefits and can result in beautiful, timeless photos of your newborn. Whatever you decide, make sure to choose a photographer who specializes in newborn photography and whose style aligns with your own personal preferences.

If you would like recommendations on someone who will come to your home please reach out! I would love to help you. 

In conclusion, whether you opt for a studio session or an at-home session, the most important thing is to enjoy the experience and cherish the memories captured. As a newborn photographer, it is my honor to capture these special moments in your family’s life and I strive to make the experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Elle x