The natural light studio is calm and serene, and has the perfect beautiful light to create stunning images to treasure for a lifetime. During newborn sessions, new parents help themselves to a drink from the fully stocked beverage fridge and enjoy a snack from the snack basket while relaxing on the couch and observing through the observation window if they don't want to be in toasty warm newborn shooting room.
Everything is taken care of for you at the studio. No worrying about cleaning your house, whether you can get your home warm enough for your baby to sleep well, or whether there will be enough light for your baby's first images! We are fully stocked with Honest, Pampers and Huggies newborn diapers, sensitive wipes, nursing pads, nursing pillows, etc. We also have an amazing hair and makeup team available to pamper you for your session as an add on service!
The studio wardrobe for clients reserving maternity or newborn sessions is a carefully curated selection of beautiful pieces, and the newborn wrapping wall is filled with soft and simple neutral knits for both baby boys and girls.
The studio is open by appointment only and not open to walk ins. We provide styling assistance to all booked clients, and the studio wardrobe is available to borrow from. The studio wardrobe is complimentary to booked clients: there is no additional fee for using clothing for your session!
Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 30-34 weeks. They may be scheduled for in the studio or outdoors. If you are further along than this timeframe, that's perfectly ok - but the longer you wait, the bigger the risk of missing out on maternity images if your baby decides to arrive early. If you are on the shorter side, or carrying multiples it is suggested to schedule between 26-28 weeks.
Newborn sessions take place in the natural light studio, which is located in historic Grant Park near Zoo Atlanta. We do not create posed newborn photos (i.e.: baby stuck in a bucket or basket, hanging from a sling, or naked), but offer beautiful and natural posing of baby alone, baby with mom, baby with dad, baby with sibling(s), and all together. The optimal age for a newborn session is between 8-24 days of life, but we have photographed newborns up to 6 weeks of age.
In-home Newborn sessions take place in your home on weekdays only. In home newborn sessions are lifestyle (baby mostly in arms), with no solo posed images on the beanbag. A travel fee may apply if your home is more than 20 minutes from the studio, and Lauren does not travel to homes that have had or have a cat present due to severe allergies. Dogs are okay! Call us for more details and to discuss the best fit for you!
Milestone sessions typically take place at 100 Days/3-4 months, 6-8 months (sitting up), and at One Year. Many of our clients schedule all of their milestone sessions in advance while at the studio for their newborn session. We recommend scheduling at least two months out for the best chance of being able to choose your preferred date(s).
Lily Sophia Photography is a full service boutique studio. All the artwork products offered are displayed and available to be handled. Photographs of the product line do not do them justice. Come and see them for yourself! I know how important it is for my clients to have digital copies of their images, so all of my full collections include your high resolution files on an USB with a print release in addition to some tangible heirloom artwork. I'll also provide you a list of recommended consumer labs for printing on your own should you choose to take the DIY route.
The studio is located in Historic Grant Park, close to Zoo Atlanta and conveniently located less than a half mile off of I-20.
Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.