I first met this gorgeous family when they came to the studio for Noa’s newborn session. At that time, Tiffany asked if I ever traveled to homes. She really wanted to book a newborn session at home, but I only offer lifestyle newborn sessions in homes as my newborn setup is too large and complicated to travel with. They also wanted the solo semi posed portraits of just Noa, so they ultimately chose to come to the studio for their newborn session with the intention of an in home session when Noa was older. If you’re hoping to document the three major milestones (Newborn, Sitting, and First Birthday), you should definitely look at our First Year Collection! There are some amazing perks that are exclusively for First Year Collection members… and we get to hang out throughout the year! Just ask about it when you inquire!
Many of our families really love having the nursery documented when their baby can actually interact with toys and enjoy their room! The sitting milestone session is the perfect time to do that, and is SO much fun. Unfortunately, I cannot travel to homes that have cats due to a severe allergy, but I love dogs. Miles, the labradoodle, is one of the best furbabies I have ever met. I was so excited to see the family and traveled to their home in Brookhaven for this session. The sitting milestone can also be the six month milestone - but not every baby is sitting up unassisted but not yet crawling quickly at 6 months. It was most important to Tiffany that Noa be sitting, so we scheduled the session for when she was sitting up well which was around 8 months for her. Some parents want it to be at the six month mark regardless of sitting ability, which is totally fine! The choice is yours. I’ll photograph your baby exactly as they are and capture their personality and fun moments between all of you.
When I arrived at their home, Tiffany showed me upstairs to the nursery, which she had designed and decorated herself. She had chosen for Noa to wear this ADORABLE romper from Zara, which always has gorgeous and classic pieces for babies and children. Tiffany and Joe weren’t quite ready yet, so Tiffany handed me Noa and they went to finish getting dressed. I started photographing Noa, and we had so much fun visiting while waiting for her parents to join us.
Once Tiffany and Joe were with us, we moved into family and parent images. When I shoot in home sessions, I will assess your home and determine the best place to shoot in light wise. It’s key to schedule our time together when the room(s) you want to showcase have the most light coming in AND that work with your baby’s nap and eating schedule. If you have a west facing window, we won’t want to schedule for when the sun is shining directly into the window, but when it’s still slightly above so that the light isn’t harsh. We’ll discuss all of this in advance, and it will simply require a few phone snaps sent our way at different times of the day so that we can choose the best time for the most beautiful results. As a note, every home will photograph differently depending on the available natural light and the decor.
Tiffany and Joe loved Noa’s gallery, and chose to print several. They also used a few for their Christmas card as well! Milestone sessions are rarely just ever about the baby, as I encourage at least one parent to participate. Sometimes mamas like to give dads a break from photographs and have him skip the six month session. It’s a fun way to really get those beautiful motherhood snuggly portraits without having your baby running in all directions or squirming all over the place!
Take a look at some of these gorgeous images from Noa’s in home session - didn’t Tiffany do an amazing job with her nursery?!
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Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.