How To Prepare for In-Home Newborns | The Woodlands Newborn Photographer

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How To Prepare for In Home Newborn Photos

The Woodlands Newborn Photographer

Having your newborn session in your home is one of my favorite things to document. It’s comfortable, it’s familiar, and you don’t have to go anywhere! Before every session, I like to prepare my families for what to expect, Check out a few of my favorite tips for how to get ready for your in-home newborn session.

  • Looking for light- Occasionally we may need to move furniture or other items around to make room/reduce clutter. Make sure you clear any rooms of clutter that you want to highlight in the photos (nursery/your bedroom/living room/etc). I may also want to walk through your house to find special baby items or other locations to use.

  • Please make sure to turn the heat up in your house.

  • To prepare for our session, you won't have to do much- just be yourself. I will help you guys use the space in your home to document this first week with your newborn. I don't pose, but I will direct and guide you into different positions. Don't worry- I got you!

  • Try to keep baby awake for a while before your session time. Wait to feed the baby until I arrive for your session.

  • Embrace that peel, fresh newborn skin!

  • I may ask for help with propping or holding the baby in certain positions. Please understand that not every pose you imagined may be possible- it all depends on baby. I want to make sure baby is comfortable and safe above all else.

  • One last thing....No matter what your baby does, please know that I am always relaxed. If we need to take a break to feed, walk, rock, etc. we can do that. I want you to enjoy the experience of your session and this special bonding moment for your family.

This family aced it! Look at Baby Silas and tell me this isn’t just perfect!


Let's be friends! Grab a cup of coffee with me and tell me about your family! 


Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley offers day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley serves Montgomery county areas including Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, and Magnolia.