Did you know I offer a discount if you purchase a Maternity and Newborn Bundle? Not only do you get two full sessions at a discounted price, but you also get all of your photos conveniently stored in the same online gallery that will never expire!
Typically I book sessions approximately 2 months in advance. If you are pregnant and looking for maternity photos, you can reach out any time to get your name on my list. I usually recommend your maternity photos to take place at around 7-8 months, for a few reasons:
Once baby arrives, I recommend booking your in-home newborn session within the first 4 weeks, with 2-3 weeks being the sweet spot. At this time, I keep Saturday and Monday mornings available for newborns and once everyone is ready to have me in your home as solidify the date!
Inviting someone new into your home can be stressful at any time, but especially after welcoming a new baby. Having the opportunity for us to meet in person before and get to know each other may alleviate some of that stress for you. An additional bonus is if this is not your first baby, it gives me an opportunity to build a rapport with any toddlers or older children who might be present at the newborn session
Looking for more information on a Maternity and Newborn bundle? Reach out here today!
When you are planning your newborn session, if an in home lifestyle session is what you decide you would like to do, many people fret about lighting and space. Typically not every home is white and bright like in the magazines, but I promise you all I need is one decent window to make it work.
You may be concerned that your house is not big enough, bright enough or clean enough, but I am here to tell you that it is!
This entire session was shot in Holt’s nursery and the master bedroom on a cloudy day. Both rooms only offered small windows, and to be honest, one room would have been enough but I loved the large blank wall that the master offered.
Leaving the house with a newborn is tough! Especially if it is your first baby. Packing diaper bags, extra clothing, formula, blankets, props and who knows what else can be enough to turn you off from a studio session – and this isn’t even considering what a new mother might need!
Opting for an in home newborn in your own home allows everyone a little more grace when it comes to preparing for the session, and it also ensures everything you might need is within reach.
Get in touch today! I would love to meet you and document this beautiful time for you. And don’t fret too much about the size of your home, whether it is clean (mine’s not!) or looks like it was professionally styled. We can work together to create beautiful images.
If you’re looking for advice on how to prepare for your session, you can read my blog post here with lots of tips on preparing for your Wallaceburg ON Newborn Session!
Adding a new baby to the mix is always an exciting time, especially for a toddler, but this proud big brother did great for their at home session. He was so excited to love on his new baby sister and show me around their cute little play space. I have a soft spot in my heart for dad’s who love on their boys, and this dad was not afraid to give his little man hugs and kisses. That physical affection is so refreshing to see and I’m so thankful it is documented for this family.
Looking for your own at home session? They are great for kids of all ages – not just newborns! Get in touch today if you’re interested in booking a lifestyle session in your home.
I photograph a lot of people I already know. It’s a small town thing, I guess. But this family had moved to our area from Quebec, and my first time meeting them was when they invited me to do an in home family session with them last summer. They were so laid back, and my favourite part of the experience was knowing they truly valued the lifestyle images just as much as the posed.
They specifically wanted lots of images of them hanging out and doing the things they love like gardening and playing outside. They also included grandparents in the session, which is always a lovely idea!
We spent the morning hanging out, chatting about their editing company and how they came to Chatham-Kent, we played outside, laughed a lot, and I left there with a huge smile on my face. This was one of those sessions where I go home so grateful and excited about what I get to do.
Gorgeous right? I truly hope these images are in family albums for them to look back on for years.
If you are interested in an in home family session like this one, please get in touch! I would love to document all of these little moments for your family.
Thinking of scheduling a Chatham in home newborn session but wondering if it is right for you? “I don’t think my toddler will last for a full one hour in home session” is something I hear quite frequently. But the best part of an in-home session? THEY DON’T HAVE TO!
Kids need a break? Go play for a few minutes!
“I need a snack!” Let’s go grab one!
In home sessions offer so much variety, and I love how much personality toddlers will offer up in their own home. Everyone is comfortable and can take as many breaks as necessary and you get the added bonus of some true lifestyle images.
Now, this was not the case for this family. Big sister was a huge help and was having a great time in front of the camera. This cozy Chatham in home newborn session was an absolute delight! Here is a quick glimpse at our morning together.
If you are interested in a Chatham in home newborn session – get in touch today! These relaxing mornings are the best.
We are taking the blog waaayyy back to Fall 2020! I have severely neglected this space for too long, and I have some beautiful sessions to share with you, including Reggie’s outdoor lifestyle newborn session. I know I say this every time, but I really hope to get better at sharing. So many of you trust me with documenting your family, and I wish I had more time to dedicate to social media and blogging. The world deserves to see this love!
For Reggie’s newborn session, we met up at the old Nicholl’s Memorial Forest in Wilkesport (which by the way is always has beautiful sunsets), and walked around with their pups for the evening. Reggie was so much fun, and already being a few months old he was so smiley!
This is session goes to show that newborn sessions can be outdoor, and babies don’t necessarily need to be “newborn”! I can’t speak for this family, but I think taking some time to slowly heal and get to know each other right after birth, and waiting for your newborn session is a great option to reduce stress in those early days.
These pups were so fun and energetic! I love when families include their pets in sessions, and especially in such a perfect location to bring your dog on an adventure.
See what I mean? Reggie’s smile still does it for me almost 2 years later! It might not be your typical in-home newborn session, but who wants typical anyway? I think I might be promoting a outdoor lifestyle newborn session more often! Are you interested in an outdoor family or newborn session? Get in touch today!
Welcome back to the blog to one of my favourite little families! Candice and Chris have supported me from day one and watching their family grow is such an honour. Garrett was born premature and had to stay in the hospital for a while before he could come home. In the midst of the pandemic that meant that only one parent could go see him daily, and they could only go once a day. Mix that with a birth recovery, a full time job and a toddler at home – talk about a challenging couple of months! But if I can say one thing about Candice, it is that she is resilient. This mama handled her situation with grace and seeing all four of them together at home was so special!
Getting some special moments between siblings is always a priority during an in-home newborn session, and these two boys did not disappoint! Lewis was so cute and gentle with Garrett. In the past he wasn’t always a fan of my camera, but during this session he stepped up as big bro and was showing everyone so much love.
If you are looking for a lifestyle newborn photographer in Sarnia, get in touch today! I love these chill at home sessions and would love to get to know you and your family!
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a Lifestyle Newborn Photographer in Sarnia Ontario specializing in laid back family and newborn sessions at home.