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The beauty of lifestyle portraiture - why choose to have in-home lifestyle newborn photo session

Updated: Mar 25

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

Recently I have fallen in love with lifestyle sessions. There is something truly magical that makes my soul dance about capturing those natural bonds families share in a lifestyle in home session. The first cuddles, the bond and your family's dynamic. It truly is magic.

I love how natural these portraits are, and how relaxed my clients feel throughout the whole experience.

It doesn't just capture YOU and your family in photographs, it tells your family's story. Unscripted, unposed, sometimes chaotic, but perfect and filled with love, laughter and happiness. Perfectly imperfect in its own way. Here are a few reasons why to choose an in home lifestyle newborn photoshoot with The Second Star Photography.

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

Telling your family's story - conveniently at your own home

I love to approach in home sessions as naturally as possible. No fuss, no stress. I like to be a fly on the wall, capturing your family's story as it unfolds in front of my lens. I will gently guide you to poses and locations which look great, but I won't extensively pose you or force you to look at the camera and to say cheese - quite the opposite. You'll be encouraged to look at the camera as little as possible, with mainly interacting with your little one and your family, allowing me to observe and document your love. We will chat, laugh, and enjoy the day while capturing your family's most precious memories.

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

Unlike a posed newborn session, lifestyle session is suitable even for older babies, as it doesn't matter if your baby is sleeping. No posing is required of your little one so it is truly a stress free, quick and relaxed photo session, naturally bottling up all of this newborn bliss in timeless portraits you'll get to treasure forever.

A big perk of lifestyle session is that you literally do not need to have anything ready. It is just you and your baby. No props, no fuss.

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

Capturing here and now

You know what else I absolutely ADORE about lifestyle sessions? The way they perfectly capture the here and now for your family. They freeze in time this era, this chapter of your life. When you look back at these photos, you will see exactly what your home decor looked like, what your family's dynamic was like, they will transfer you back in time to the newborn fleeting stage, so you can relive your memories over again.

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

The immense love...

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

The bond you share...

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

The newborn bliss...

Lifestyle photoshoot Oxfordshire

The love, laughter, snuggles and family magic. All while being cozy and relaxed at home.

All the little details

When it comes to capturing your story, I love to capture all the little details too. Little hands and feet, you feeding and burping baby, the in-between moments. To truly tell ones story, details are so important.

Lifestyle photography Oxfordshire

Capturing the love all around

These sessions are especially great if you have an older sibling. Some kiddos can be overwhelmed - after all it is such a big time of changes for them, welcoming a new sibling. They will feel more relaxed and themselves in their own environment, rather than being forced to pose for the camera.

Pets are also important part of your family and they are more than welcome to part take!

Lifestyle photography Oxfordshire

The longer I am in the field of newborn photography, the bigger shift I have noticed to appreciating these fleeting moments and capturing them as they are, without overly posing or styling my clients. After all, my job as a photographer and main goal is to capture YOU, your dynamic, your story. And what better way than to do it in fuss free, relaxed environment of your own home?

Slowing down the time

Life with a newborn can be difficult in the first few days - getting used to the new normal, running on little sleep. It all can feel like such a blur. Lifestyle sessions are perfect to keep you relaxed and literally not leave your comfort of your own home. They are completely baby led, meaning your little one is the boss who determinates how the day goes. The sessions are generally way shorter than a posed session, as there is literally no pressure to have baby posed and fast asleep. These sessions usually last approx. 1.5hrs, during which we capture your family, your little baby and all the beautiful details, as well as the in-between beautiful moments of feeding, burping, snuggling - everything that goes with a life with a newborn. Capturing the ordinary and turning it into a special pieces of art for your walls.

Lifestyle photography Oxfordshire

The Second Star Photography is a professional mobile studio, providing in home newborn lifestyle photography sessions within Oxfordshire and areas of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Enjoy the luxury of professional newborn photography session in the comfort of your own home. Klara is first aid trained professional newborn photographer covering Bicester, Banbury, Aylesbury, Abingdon, Oxford, Thame, Brackley among other areas of Oxfordshire, Bucks and Northamptonshire.


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