Lifestyle sessions are just beautiful.  They depict the newborn in their natural environment and I love being able to showcase this.  The biggest concern I see parents have when trying to decide studio vs. lifestyle is concerns about their home.  For example it not being professional decorated, it isn’t exactly like how they want it […]

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  • March 23, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    Corey - I love when families choose to have newborn sessions in their homes. It makes for such personal and intimate portraits! These are fantastic tips for a successful newborn session!ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Melanie Painter - Fantastic tips for your lifestyle newborn clients! These newborn photography tips will help their lifestyle session go by much more smoothly!ReplyCancel

  • March 24, 2016 - 7:04 pm

    Christine D - All of these tips are perfect to help get a sleepy baby! (I cringe when parents come to my studio with their cans of energy drinks!) I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they show the first home the baby was brought home to. And mom and dad can relax and not try to get everyone out of the house on time! Beautiful image to illustrate this too!ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 12:04 am

    Jennifer Horner - A great session prep guide to ensure new parents are prepared for their newborn photography session.ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 1:13 am

    anna - i love this post! such pertinent and helpful information for newborn photographers!! thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 5:41 am

    Deanna Woodworth - Jennifer, I love this prep guide you have made for new parents to follow before a session with you in Buffalo, NY. The fact that you offer on location newborn photography must be a relief to new parents so they can be comfortable in their own home. From the sample image, it’s clear that you provide beautiful lifestyle and posed images which are timeless and classic.ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 7:36 am

    Allison Anderson - I didn’t realize how much work went into prepping for a lifestyle newborn session, but that is the difference between a good session and a fantastic session. You can tell the photos where when the time and effort to put away things that are distracting or clutter up the home.ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Kathy - What a great prep list for the parents of your newborn clients! I am a planner, so as a client I would LOVE to be given a list like this of things to do to make sure that my session went as smoothly as possibly! I have to talk about that photo for a minute, it is STUNNING! And to have it taken in the clients home must be really special for them!ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Nicola - I love lifestyle newborn photography and it’s so true that what the photographer sees in a home from a creative and artistic standpoint is different than what the family that lives in it sees. These quick tips for your Buffalo clients are a great way to help them prep for an in home newborn session.ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2016 - 9:02 pm

    Alyssa - There probably is no better place to have your new baby photographed than in your new home! But bringing a new baby home can be overwhelming enough, so having a clear guide on how to prep for this session is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2016 - 5:02 pm

    Jennifer Rittenberry - These are all excellent tips for a successful home session. Your prep guide gives very concise and easy to follow instructions to ensure a sleepy baby for the lifestyle newborn session. Portrait Pretty Photography sure has their stuff together! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2016 - 5:45 pm

    Maria Martinez - I love this article about newborn lifestyle sessions! People always wonder why I shoot in a tank top etc, because we need to make the room nice and toasty for baby!ReplyCancel

When it comes to getting the most out of your professional photography session, there are some very simple steps you can take to ensure you really get the best results possible. I have provided a list of do’s and don’ts with an explanation as to why it’s important to incorporate the suggestion into your session. […]

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  • February 18, 2016 - 3:46 pm

    laura - oh my goodness, i love how thorough this list on “how to prepare for your portrait session”. the information on glasses and visiting your eye doctor to grab a spare pair of empty frames for the photo session is great. i have never thought of that and i wear my glasses all the time. this is worth repeating, i love this list!ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2016 - 5:04 pm

    Jamie - Great article on how to prepare for a family portrait session. Lots of tips here I never would have even thought of. Just another reason to book with someone that knows their stuff! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2016 - 5:49 pm

    Corey - Great tips on how to prepare for a portrait session! Not everyone thinks of all these when scheduling their photography experience!ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2016 - 8:40 pm

    Melanie - You have done a fantastic job to help prepare your clients for their family portrait session. This will help their session flow so much better!ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2016 - 10:48 pm

    Sara - This is full of great information on preparing for a family session. So many client’s simply have no idea how to prepare, and what to wear/avoid wearing. Great info!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2016 - 4:11 am

    ashley eiban - thanks for sharing! you’re clients are going to LOVE these tips as they are planning for their sessions with you! there are so many tips and tricks here that most people wouldn’t think about!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2016 - 3:37 pm

    Ashley - SO much great information for portrait sessions! I totally agree about white shirts, you want people looking at you, not your shirt! Complementing colors are fantastic for sessions instead of everyone looking exactly the same. My favorite bit of advice is to have your make up professionally done!! It’s amazing the difference it makes in your photos.ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2016 - 5:37 am

    Christine D - These are great tips to give for a photo session! Each one is important, but the shoes one may be one of the best. I have seen so many portraits that would have been perfect except for a neon pair of shoes.ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2016 - 7:58 am

    Brenden - Wow, lots of tips on how prepare for a family photo session. I think this is a great list for those wanting a lot of detail and like to prepare! You explained everything so well.ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2016 - 2:14 am

    Kathy - Awesome tips for how to prepare for your family photo session! Prepping for photos with your family can be so stressful, you hit on so many people that would make the process run more smoothly!ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2016 - 11:18 pm

    Alyssa - Wow, this is great! Knowing what to or how to prep for a family session can be so confusing…especially for moms. But you have made it so simple, I am certain families will appreciate this! Love the details to, its hard to think of things like painted or chipped nail polish!ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2016 - 3:38 am

    Samantha - Such valuable tips for families as they plan their session! All of these tips don’t not only make people look great in photos but a lot of the tips will help people just “feel” better in general. When you pamper yourself and take care of yourself you feel better about yourself and when you’re confident your photos will show it!ReplyCancel