We were so thrilled with the way Charis captured our family! She was incredibly professional and highly responsive while we were planning our in home lifestyle session. She made it so easy for us since she worked with our schedule and was flexible with her time. Charis also made us feel completely at ease with her very calm and sweet demeanor. She went the extra mile to capture so many beautiful and personal images of our family that we will cherish forever! – B
As an OKC Lifestyle Newborn Photographer I believe in-home newborn sessions are the most beautiful way to capture those first special memories, emotions and details. These are lifestyle sessions – seeking to capture the beauty and uniqueness of you and your little one. No need for props or posing. Your baby is the star and you get to live in the present and love on your precious new treasure.
Doing them in your home frees you from having to worry about getting out, germs, when the baby has to eat, etc. I give 2-3 hours for a newborn session to allow for everyone to be able to relax and attended to. Baby needs fed? No problem! A poppy diaper? No fear of having forgot to bring along extra diapers.
What is a natural lifestyle in-home newborn photo session?
It’s a relaxed, comfortable session in your own home getting photos taken of reality, love and connection.
Go read this post to see if these sessions feel like a good fit for you.
This other post that might be helpful too.
“I’ve never had in-home photos and am not sure I will know what to do…”
Please don’t worry or stress over this. This is why you are wanting to hire a professional. From the time you book I will be guiding you through the session. From tips beforehand – how to prep your home, what to wear and best ideas to get your family ready. I’ll be guiding you through the session. I’ll give suggestions on where to stand and how to place your body and hands in a manner that is flattering. It might be a first for you but I will be right there helping you along. You will be amazing!
When should I schedule my session?
With newborn sessions, contact me as soon as you know you want a session. We put a “guess date” in the calendar and then after your newborn is born we’ll discuss from there. Newborn sessions are best within the first 3 weeks but can be done anytime before your baby is 12 weeks old.
Check out this post for more info on when to get your newborn photos taken.
Do you bring props?
No, I don’t. I believe your baby is the star and shines on their own! I also believe the best and safest place for babies is in their parents arms. I do take some individual photos of your little one in a safe place such as on the bed or on blankets on the floor but do not do the traditional studio poses as I am not trained or certified for that.
Can siblings be included? or pets?
Yes! One of the beautiful things with in-home sessions is that it’s the places where siblings feel most comfortable too. They are a must for sessions. Grandparents are also welcome if that is a priority for your family. And pets!
How much do you charge?
Sessions cost between $400 – 600. A $150 non refundable session fee is required to secure your session.
What areas do you serve?
As an OKC newborn photographer, I serve the metro Oklahoma City area. I am based out of Norman so also serve the Central OK area including areas of Edmond, Blanchard, Goldsby, Moore, Mustang and even Chickasaw. I do have a travel fee for any location further than 30 miles from my base.
Before Your Session:
You will receive a digital PDF giving clothing tips, prepping tips and more information about what to expect during your session. You also will receive access to an online styling service if you wish to have that help.
After your session:
You will receive a few sneak peeks within 2-3 days after your session. Then within 2-3 weeks you receive your gallery via an online slideshow. After viewing the slideshow you have 72 hours to choose which collection fits your needs best.