When thinking about this week's blog, I was really drawn to talk about the Lifestyle newborn sessions I offer in Los Angeles. Although most families come to our portrait studio in Hancock Park, there is definitely something special about doing a session in the comfort of your own home.
At the studio, we provide refreshments, an indoor and outdoor sitting area, toys and anything else people may need to make them feel comfortable. People love not to have to clean their house, and I have everything needed to capture beautiful, artistic portraits.
Yet some people like the session in their home. No travel time, no packing and no taking the baby out. The images are real and tell a story. For some clients, this moves them to tears. My job is to keep you calm, give you an amazing experience and capture your family in an artistic way that you will treasure for generations. I am here for you. Whichever way is better for your family, is better for me.
This first family had just moved into a brand new home. With stunning natural light, It was a dream for any photographer, plus having a beautiful momma and baby made the session even better.
It's funny that this next family actually lives around the corner from the studio! Mom found me online and we had no idea how close we lived to each other until right before the session. It is great to be able to capture the family in their "natural habitat". An in-home session makes for very genuine images while highlighting the beauty of the home. She had the most adorable nursery set up and they were so happy to document it as well.
Another reason to schedule a newborn portrait session at home is furry friends. Sometimes, bringing dogs to a studio can be challenging. I have photographed dogs, and I'm totally ok with it, but sometimes they get scared of the strobe lighting, or a bit too excited with the new environment. This puppy was less than a year old, so this family had two babies on their hands! It was very convenient for them to be able to stay home and have us come to them. Even grandma got to be part of the experience!
Driving all the way to the valley was worth it for these guys! Their home was magnificent and their baby was so much fun to play with. I photographed mama K's maternity portraits when she was already 39 weeks pregnant and she literally looked like a model! No wonder she looking amazing just two short weeks later as well.
The feeling of images taken in a lifestyle session is very different from the posed portraits done in studio. It's like being a fly on the wall in the first few weeks of life. It's real. It's raw. It's beautiful.
If you are looking for a newborn photographer in the Los Angeles area, you have come to the right place. CG Photography specializes in Maternity, Newborn, and first-year fine art portraiture. We are now booking spring and summer babies, so reach out soon to hear all about the CGP Newborn Experience.