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Tips for Preparing for Your Lifestyle Newborn Session | Boise Newborn Photographer

Hey there, soon-to-be parents! Are you ready to capture those precious moments with your little one? I’m here to guide you through the exciting process of preparing for your lifestyle newborn session. As a photographer and a mother myself, I understand how important it is to create lasting memories. So, let’s dive in and ensure your session is everything you’ve dreamed of!

Setting the Date and Time

When it comes to newborn sessions, timing is key. Ideally, we’ll schedule the session within the first two weeks after your baby’s arrival, when they’re still tiny and curly. But don’t worry if life happens and we need to adjust. Flexibility is essential, and I’m here to work with you to find the perfect time to capture those sweet moments.

Preparing your Home

Now, let’s make your home the perfect backdrop for your session. If you prefer a studio session, feel free to skip this step. I have an in-home studio all ready for you! For at-home sessions, I recommend decluttering and organizing the areas where we’ll be shooting. Clearing away unnecessary items will help create a clean and cozy environment. Additionally, take note of the natural lighting in your home. We’ll want to choose rooms with ample sunlight to capture that warm, natural glow.

Clothing and Props

Choosing the right outfits can make a world of difference in your photos. Opt for simple and timeless clothing options that won’t distract from the star of the show – your beautiful baby! Coordinating outfits for the whole family can add an extra touch of elegance to your session. And if you have any sentimental props you’d like to include, feel free to bring them along!

Feeding and Nap Schedule

Babies have their own schedules, and we want to work with that. To ensure a happy and content baby during the session, plan around their feeding and nap times. A well-fed and well-rested baby will be more likely to cooperate and show off those adorable little expressions.

Creating a Relaxing Environment

Creating a calm and soothing environment is key to capturing those tender moments. Set the temperature in your home to be slightly warmer than usual, ensuring your baby’s comfort. Soft music playing in the background can also help create a relaxing atmosphere. And don’t forget to dim the lights to set the mood just right.

Communicating your Expectations

I’m here to bring your vision to life, so let’s talk! Share your ideas, preferences, and any specific shots or poses you have in mind. This session is all about capturing your unique story, and your input is invaluable. Together, we’ll create images that reflect your family’s love and connection.

Relaxing and Enjoying the Session

As the session begins, take a deep breath and trust that you’re in good hands. I’ll guide you through different poses and interactions, capturing those natural and candid moments that make your family so special. Just relax, be present, and enjoy the session. This is your time to cherish these early days with your little one.


Congratulations on this beautiful journey into parenthood! By following these tips and preparing ahead of time, you’re ensuring that your lifestyle newborn session will be a memorable and joyful experience. I can’t wait to create stunning photographs that will be treasured for years to come.

Book your newborn session with Kristy Belle Photography now and let’s capture the beauty of your growing family together. Reach out to me by clicking here to secure your spot. I can’t wait to meet you and create magical memories with you and your precious little one!

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