Houston newborn photographer in home

Houston newborn photographer in home

Houston newborn photographer in home

In home lifestyle sessions are becoming more popular in Houston and I can understand why.  Parents spend so much time and effort getting the nursery set up just right… it’s nice to be able to capture those details in the nursery and the home you are living in when you bring home your bundle of joy.  Not only that, but it’s also convenient to not have to pack up all of baby’s things to sit in a studio for hours.

If you’re wondering if an in home newborn session would be the right choice for you, I’ve put together some thoughts to help you make an informed decision.

Houston in home newborn lifestyle photographer


First, consider what look or style you are wanting for your portraits.  Do the colors, light and décor in your home match up with that style?  Since the style of my photography is light and airy, I recommend that clients have at least one room in their house with light, neutral-colored walls and minimal décor.  This can be the nursery, master bedroom, a guest bedroom or living room.  Your home doesn’t have to be perfectly decorated in order to photograph well.  In fact, some of my best sessions have been in a very simple nursery that has very little décor.  Too much décor on the walls or in the background can be distracting in portraits so simple is usually better.

That isn’t to say that your home has to look one certain way in order to do an in home newborn session, but know that the style of your home will be reflected in your portraits. If the style of your home is the complete opposite look of how you envision your newborn portraits, then it might be best to consider doing a studio session.

Houston in home newborn session in nursery


Another factor to consider for an in home newborn session is lighting.  When I do an in home newborn session we’ll turn off all of the overhead lights, lamps, etc. and will only use window light.  While I prefer to use only natural light, I do have a studio light that I always bring with me to use if needed so it’s not a necessity.  This is one thing to consider if you are looking at other in home newborn photographers… do they have lighting that they bring if needed?  Even if you have decent natural light in your home, it may not be enough on a really overcast, rainy day so it’s important that a photographer has lighting that can be used if needed.

Newborn baby in a moses basket lifestyle session

Individual baby portraits

If you are considering an in home newborn lifestyle session, the individual portraits of baby will most likely not be as posed compared to if you were to do a studio session. Some in home newborn photographers won’t bring any props or accessories for baby; other photographers may bring a few things with them.

Houston newborn portraits

For my in home newborn sessions, I will typically bring a basket and some neutral/ off white blankets for the individual pictures of baby. I will also bring wraps, headbands, etc. so you don’t have to worry about what baby is going to wear for the session. The baby is naturally posed for the individual pictures, typically wrapped in a simple swaddle and either laying on a neutral colored blanket or in a basket. I also like to take some pictures of baby in their crib. If you have anything your home you would like to include in the photos (a special baby blanket, etc.) I’m always happy to do that as well.

Fur babies

One of my favorite things about doing an in home newborn session is that you can include your fur baby in the pictures! After all, they were your baby first, right?

Golden doodle with newborn family picture
Golden doodle newborn photos

If you are considering an in home session, but are unsure if your home will photograph well, feel free to contact me and send me pictures of the rooms you are thinking about using for the session.  I’m happy to give you my honest opinion about whether an in home session will be a good option for you.  If you have any other questions about a newborn session, feel free to contact me and I’m happy to help!

sibling photo Houston newborn photographer in home session
Houston mom with baby photo

Brittany Avenue Photography is a Houston in home newborn lifestyle photographer. Brittany Avenue also specializes in photographing maternity, babies and families in the greater Houston area, including West University Place, River Oaks, Montrose, The Heights, Greater Oaks, Oak Forest, Memorial Area, Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress, Richmond, Fulshear, Pearland, Spring and The Woodlands.

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to tell you more about a photography session with Brittany Avenue Photography. My goal is to make the entire process enjoyable and stress free for our clients. During the planning process, we guide our clients through picking out their wardrobe and make sure that everyone’s outfits will coordinate perfectly for their session.

Newborn sessions take place at the client’s home. We will come to you and bring everything needed for your session. We have wraps, blankets, headbands, etc. for baby to use during the session. Outdoor sessions take place at an outdoor location with beautiful lighting in the west Houston area. Outdoor sessions take place at sunset for optimal lighting.

After your session, you will be able to view your gallery to choose which products or prints you want to purchase. We understand the importance of digital images in this digital age, but we also want our clients to have beautiful prints and tangible products from their session. Clients receive a beautiful linen box with print proofs from their session when they purchase all of the digital images from their gallery. We also offer custom framed fine art prints and heirloom albums so that your memories can be preserved for many years.

If you would like to receive more information about a session please click here to contact me or email me directly at brittanyavenuephotography@gmail.com. You can check out more of my work on Instagram or Facebook.

If you would like to schedule a session click here to contact me regarding availability. Sessions are booking well into 2021 so be sure to contact me in advance to ensure availability.