Your Lifestyle Newborn Session Experience | Washington DC Baby Photographer

I remember just staring at each of my kids as newborns, studying every single detail to make sure they were ingrained into my memory. I still catch myself taking mental notes of the things I don’t want to forget. Those little details don’t stay little for very long. It’s one of the reasons I became a baby photographer here in Washington DC. We live in a fast-paced city and it is my hope that I can document this sweet season of life for you before it passes by all too quickly.

And I know planning for a session on little sleep isn’t easy. I firmly believe your newborn session should be stress-free and allow you to just soak in these moments.

With the LRG Portraits client experience, you can be assured that I have taken care of all of the planning for you while you adjust to your new role as a Mom.

What to Expect When Booking Your In-Home Newborn Session | Washington DC Baby Photographer

Step One: Questionnaire

Once your booking is complete, you’ll receive a quick pre-session questionnaire. This helps me get to know your family and learn what is important to you for your session. The more detail you can provide in this questionnaire, the better! This really helps me tailor your session to your family, gives me ideas to get older siblings (if any) engaged, and ensures I don’t miss documenting family heirlooms or favorite spots in your home.

New parents holding baby boy during in-home lifestyle newborn session with LRG Portraits.
New parents holding baby boy during in-home lifestyle newborn session. Photos by LRG Portraits.
Black and white image of Dad kissing baby. Photo by LRG Portraits.

Step Two: Planning & Session Preparation

Next you’ll receive log-in access to my exclusive client website. Here you’ll find guides for what to wear, tips to prepare for your session, direct links to my favorite shops for wardrobe, as well as the growing collection of dresses available to borrow from my client wardrobe. I also provide recommendations for hair and make-up stylists in the Washington DC metro region to help you prep for your session.

Step Three: Styling

Styling assistance is a major part of the session preparation as it makes such a difference in your portraits. I find soft pastels and neutral tones work best for sessions, plus adding some textures like knits or linen. I love creating styling inspiration boards for my clients too so that everyone looks (and feels!) beautiful, timeless and coordinated.

Close up of newborn held by Dad during in-home newborn session. Photo by LRG Portraits.
Mom and Dad looking at baby in Mom's arms. Photo by LRG Portraits.
Dad smiling at baby in black and white photo by Washington DC newborn photographer, LRG Portraits.
Mom and Dad kiss during newborn session in Washington DC home. Photo by LRG Portraits

Step Four: Scheduling Your Newborn Session

Now, we wait for baby! I do ask Moms (or Dads) to keep me posted if anything changes during pregnancy such as induction dates. Most Moms and Dads get in touch once they get home from the hospital with baby. From there we’ll schedule your session about 7-to-14 days after birth if both Mom and baby are feeling good. In-home lifestyle newborn sessions can be scheduled anytime up to 6 weeks old.

Step Five: Session Day

Once I arrive for your session, I will ask for a quick tour of your home so I can assess lighting and find the best locations to utilize during your session. Most of the time we work in the primary bedroom, nursery, and living room. Anywhere with beautiful soft, diffused light works great though!

You do not need anything for baby as all newborn wraps, hats and hair ties are also provided.

Mom holding newborn while she wears beautiful blue maxi dress. Photo by LRG Portraits
Black and white image of baby's toes during newborn session in Washington DC. Photo by LRG Portraits
Mom and Dad cuddling with newborn on bed. Photo by Washington DC baby photographer, LRG Portraits.
Smiling newborn during in-home session by Washington DC baby photographer, LRG Portraits

Step Six: Gallery Delivery

About 2-3 weeks following your session, you will receive your watermarked proofs in a private online gallery. From there, you will be able to select beautiful, custom heirloom albums, frames, printed products as well as digital files.

I also create custom gallery walls using images from your session. I find this option gives families a wonderful visual of what your portraits look like on your walls!

Black and white images of new parents with baby. Photos by LRG Portraits
Mom holding newborn on bed. Photo by LRG Portraits
Mom smiling at camera while holding newborn. Photo by LRG Portraits.
Mom and Dad smiling at newborn baby boy during Washington DC in-home newborn session. Photo by LRG Portraits
Black and white portrait of Mom and Dad with baby. Photo by LRG Portraits
Mom holding baby's hands during newborn session. Photo by LRG Portraits
Sweet awake baby boy during newborn session in Washington DC. Photo by LRG Portraits
Black and white portraits of Dad with baby and Mom with baby during newborn session. Photos by LRG Portraits
Newborn making cute face during newborn session in Washington DC. Photo by LRG Portraits
Baby in moses basket. Photo by LRG Portraits
Black and white portrait of baby sleeping in moses basket by Washington DC baby photographer, LRG Portraits

Wall Art

Custom-designed wall galleries is a service offered to all LRG Portraits session families. As your little ones grow they will see your family’s portraits on the wall and see a visual portrait of your love each time they pass them in the halls. These are heirloom pieces that can be passed down through generations.

For your wall art design, we can use images from each of your sessions too! This sweet family did a maternity session as well (see that here!) but just loved this design with the blue tones for their wall!

Wall art mockup for newborn session by LRG Portraits

Lauren from LRG Portraits is a maternity, newborn, family and baby photographer based out of the Washington, DC area. She specializes in timeless outdoor and in-home lifestyle portraiture and offers a full client experience from a curated client wardrobe to custom-designed heirloom albums and framing. Service area includes Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD, Potomac, MD and Arlington, VA, and surrounding areas. 

If you’re interested in booking an in-home lifestyle newborn session for your baby, contact me here! I’d love to work with you!

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Lauren Roche-Garland, of LRG Portraits, is a Washington, DC based natural light portrait photographer specializing in luxury motherhood, newborn, and family fine art portraiture photography.

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Lauren from LRG Portraits offers DC newborn photography along side maternity, family and baby photography. She specializes in timeless outdoor and in-home lifestyle portraiture and offers a full client experience from a curated client wardrobe to custom-designed heirloom albums and framing. She is based out of Washington, DC but her service area includes Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, and surrounding areas.
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