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Lifestyle Newborn Session | Mount Pleasant

This home was so stunning for a lifestyle newborn session for this family of three. With natural light in almost every room, it was a photographer’s dream location for a precious new little one. It was also a prime example of following the pretty light, even if it means leaving the nursery!

The Beauty of a Lifestyle Newborn Session

For most expecting families, the nursery quickly becomes one of the most favored rooms in their home. With so much intention and love added to each detail, it’s no surprise. However, just because it’s extra special doesn’t mean we have to spend all our session time there. Actually, the variety of spaces we can use is one of my favorite perks of doing sessions in my clients’ homes.

Typically I do have my favorite “go-to” locations for lifestyle sessions. Usually, we will use the master bedroom (or whichever bedroom has lighter bedding and good natural light), the nursery, and the living room. I also encourage clients to share if they have a favorite spot in their homes.

Sometimes the locations that wouldn’t be first to mind end up being some of the sweetest!

Since this baby girl was sleeping so soundly, we decided to follow the pretty light into the kitchen, and… SWOON!! The portraits of the three of them in the living room were also some of my favorites.

Professional Hair and Makeup for your Newborn Session

On the morning of this session, my trusted team of hair and makeup artists came by to pamper Mom a bit before the session. So many Mamas are beginning to add this on to their newborn session because between professional hair and makeup and the client wardrobe, it makes it SO much easier to get ready for your session in the morning. I find when its less stressful for Mom, baby seems to do better too!

Mom purchased this Love Shack Fancy dress for the session and I loved it so much that I purchased the same one for the CMP Client Wardrobe.

Newborn baby in white onesie wearing a pink bow | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white detail of newborn baby feet | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Newborn baby girl swaddled wearing a pink bow | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad smiling holding baby girl | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white image of mom and dad holding newborn baby girl | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad kissing newborn baby girl on the head | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom laying on a bed with her newborn baby girl | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad and mom holding their new baby during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Newborn baby girl looking up at her mom | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom sitting on her bed holding her newborn baby | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Newborn baby girl wrapped in a white swaddle wearing a pink bow | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Newborn baby girl sleeping in a basinet | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her newborn in her nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of mom sleeping on moms shoulder | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad holding their new baby in her nursery during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and dad snuggling their new baby in the nursery during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white photo of mom and dad snuggling their new baby | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Detail of baby sleeping on mom's shoulder during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom in eyelet dress holding new baby during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and dad holding their new baby in the nursery during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and dad holding their new baby during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white photo of dad with hand on mom's back | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Baby girl sleeping in a white crib | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad in green shirt smiling down at newborn baby girl during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad in green shirt holding his newborn baby girl | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Detail of dad holding baby girl with pink bow | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Glider with white slip cover in baby girl's nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Sweet stuffed animals in baby girl's nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Stuffed baby dolls in baby girls nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Books on an acrylic bookshelf in a nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad interacting with their new baby during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and dad holding their baby girl sitting on their couch during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and dad holding their newborn in the kitchen during their lifestyle newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her baby in the kitchen during their Lifestyle Newborn Session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad in green shirt holding newborn baby girl with pink bow | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.

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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