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Lifestyle Newborn Photos at Baby’s First Home | Charleston, SC

I know the thought of prepping your home for a session after baby arrives can feel daunting, but lifestyle newborn photos in the place you brought baby home are so special. Documenting your growing family in the comfort of your own home and sharing in these tender moments with you is an honor I do not take lightly.

This precious family is a First Year Membership family, meaning I get to see them three times during baby’s first year for all of his big milestones. But first, we documented their maternity session on film a few months prior with a downtown session while Charleston was in full jasmine bloom.

For their membership, they’ve also chosen a six-month and a one-year milestone session to complete their collection. This sweet boy was an absolute angel and slept the entire session. I can’t wait to see what he’s up to and learning by his sitter session!

What Makes an In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session Special

Gosh, where do I even start with this session? I left their home just so incredibly grateful that I get to document this kind of joy for families. Witnessing happy tears as their baby boy lays on Dad’s chest is just one of the most memorable parts of this job. Then getting to photograph him as he grows? That’s an even bigger honor.

We used their main bedroom for most of their session, which had the most beautiful light. Their living room gave us the perfect space to get their pup into several portraits, too! I loved the candid moment when their dog walked over to sniff baby’s toes. It’s always fun to see how dogs react to their new sibling. The nursery (even though it wasn’t quite finished) was so perfect for rounding out our session together!

They’ll make memories over the years in all of these spaces and be able to think back on this time together every time they flip through their album.

After the Session | What to do With Your Lifestyle Newborn Photos

Our final plan for these images is to give them a home in their First Year Membership Album. We carried the cool tones from their wardrobe in our first session to help everything flow seamlessly throughout each session. Mom borrowed from my Client Wardrobe, and Dad’s neutral outfit complemented it perfectly. For each of their sessions, we will ensure each outfit complements the ones before and can easily fit together in a gallery wall design for them to cherish forever.

Mom and dad holding their baby in nursery during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Detail of mom and dad holding their newborn baby and smiling | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad with their foreheads together holding their newborn | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad in their living room holding their baby during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom in a white and blue floral dress holding her new baby | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad holding their new baby in their bedroom during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad smiling at each other while holding their new baby | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Smiling mom and dad holding their newborn | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad holding newborn while mom kisses baby's head during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad sitting on a bed kissing his new baby during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad admiring his baby | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Detail of sleeping newborn during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Black and white image of mom putting her baby to sleep | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Newborn baby sleeping on whale sheets during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad rocking his newborn | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Details of baby on dad's shoulder during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad and dog admiring new baby | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Detail of baby's foot during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad admiring their new baby | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad admiring their sleeping baby during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad holding their new baby during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Detail of mom and dad holding their newborn | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom in floral dress admiring her new baby | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom kissing her new baby during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom in floral dress snuggling with her baby during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Sleeping newborn baby boy wrapped in a blue swaddle | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Sleeping baby wrapped in a swaddle during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Newborn baby wrapped in a swaddle | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Newborn baby sleeping on a bed during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Sleeping baby wrapped in a gray swaddle during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Detail of sleeping newborn baby's eyelashes | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Detail of crib with whale sheets and stuffed whale lovey | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Wicker animal basket in baby nursery during lifestyle newborn photos | Image by Caitlyn Motycka

Caitlyn Motycka is an award-winning Charleston Family, Maternity, and Newborn Photographer based out of Charleston, SC. Service areas include Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, James Island, Folly Beach, and surrounding areas.

If you’re interested in starting a photography journey together with your growing family, contact me here! Let’s take some pretty pictures together!

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