Such a decision! Lin Ellen Studios in Vineland, NJ offers three types of newborn portraits sessions to choose from: classic, lifestyle, and modern all-white. But, how to decide?
The good news is you don’t need to have decided when you book your newborn session. I recommend that you make your appointment early, ideally in your second trimester. With clients all over the South Jersey and the Delaware valley, my studio calendar books up quickly and I’d hate to not be able to get your little one in on your ideal date(insert blog link for when to have a newborn session). Once your newborn is on the studio calendar, we’ll decide which type of session you’d like and I manage all the rest (Insert link to blog post about what a newborn session is like with you) so that you can focus on preparing to welcome your newest addition.
So, which type of newborn photo session appeals to you? Let’s take a look at the three types I offer in more detail below.
Classic Newborn Sessions
Your first option is a Classic Newborn session — my speciality! I create gorgeous portraits of your brand new little love on the posing bag, in a variety of props, and offer a collection that includes family portraits, too. Classic Newborn sessions typically last between 2 – 3 hours to ensure we follow baby’s lead and make time for baby to fall into a nice relaxed sleep. Classic Newborn sessions are perfect for babies up to four to six weeks – but ideally are scheduled in the first two weeks.
This session includes your choice of colors and hand knit pieces to style the session. I have just about EVERY color imaginable. Go ahead – challenge me! Be sure to book early, and I’ll knit something up just for you!
The poses in a Classic Newborn Session all have names — these are Huck Finn, Sleeping, and Froggie! If you have have favorites be sure to tell me and I’ll work to recreate the look. I take my time with baby to ensure they are relaxed and sleepy and ready to model! We might get some awake shots, but typically, baby is asleep. I take my time and make sure every little finger and toe is in place.
I love to style your session to match your home decor, or baby’s nursery so the portraits you choose will look gorgeous in every room in your home! Let’s chat about what you like best.
In my new Vineland, NJ studio, I am now offering Lifestyle sessions (Lifestyle sessions are available for both Maternity and Newborns)! I’m so excited to offer this relaxing and cozy photography session for new families. Lifestyle sessions feature warm brick and gorgeous textures — bohemian chic meets industrial.
Baby is captured in natural positions individually and with parents. This session is designed to feature you snuggling with your new love. The “poses” are casual and happen organically.
Lifestyle Newborn sessions last between 1 – 2 hours. I provide baby’s wardrobe. I also offer a few options for mom to choose from in the Client Closet, however many families choose to wear their own clothes.
Lifestyle Maternity sessions include the same warm and cozy style for your session.
Lifestyle sessions are just like I popped over to your house for a photo session — and the best part is, you don’t even have to clean up!
Modern All White Sessions
I am loving my new all-white modern newborn sessions! Baby and parents are photographed in an all white studio, which truly captures what is important – you with your new love! What could be more beautiful?
Most of the posing will be done on the posing bag with some limited wrapping. Baby’s poses are simple and classic and include lots of interactions with parents. This is also great session for babies that are a bit older than the ideal age for a Classic Newborn Session.
I also provide baby’s outfits and wraps along with some options for mom and a white tee for dad. You are welcome to wear your own white clothing for the session too!
Creating beautiful portraits in all white allows me to share with you amazing black and white images in your gallery that seamlessly accompany any decor.
Moving to a new photography studio in South Jersey allows my clients from New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia to choose the type of newborn session that appeals just to them.
So what type of newborn session is right for you? Take some time, look through my portfolio and social media, decide which of my newborn sessions appeals to you, then reach out! We can chat about your session and get your booking started.