What to expect from a lifestyle studio newborn photography session in Whitby, Ontario

Mother holding her young baby on her chest during a studio newborn photography session

Do you love the look of natural, connected newborn photos but love the simplicity of a studio session?

Lifestyle newborn sessions are wonderful for capturing the bond between you and your new baby. While often these sessions are wonderful to have in your own home, sometimes it is easier to simply go to a beautiful location. You don’t have to worry about cleaning or children taking out all their toys at the last minute. There are many studio options available throughout the Durham Region and you can still have those connected, lifestyle portraits in a studio newborn photography session.

How is a lifestyle newborn session different?

Lifestyle newborn photography sessions focus on the connection and love between you and your baby. You are holding your baby much of the time and we are documenting these simple, natural embraces. We will still capture all of those beautiful little details, but in a way that emphasizes your bond.

Do lifestyle sessions need to be done right after baby is born?

The easy answer is no. Unlike more posed, wrapped newborn sessions, because lifestyle sessions focus more on connection we don’t need to do them in those first two weeks. We won’t be trying endlessly to get your baby to fall asleep so we can put them down, out of your arms. Because of this, lifestyle newborn sessions can be done at any point (although at some point they aren’t very little anymore!)

How do I prepare for a studio session?

Studio newborn sessions are wonderful because there is less you need to worry about – you just need to get yourself to the studio! You’ll have access to my client closet of dresses and a selection of newborn wraps. Sometimes the most beautiful photographs are the simplest.

What studio options are available?

There are many studio options available throughout Toronto and Durham Regions. The Vintage Loft Studio is located in downtown Whitby, Ontario and provides a beautiful, neutral backdrop for newborn photography sessions. This studio has beautiful white walls, gorgeous light streaming in, and has beautiful vintage couches and furniture to create timeless portraits. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you will feel pampered and taken care of, which is exactly what every new mama needs.

How to I book a lifestyle newborn session?

If you love the idea of a lifestyle session but the ease of a studio location appeals to you then reach out! We will work together to plan the perfect newborn session for your family.

Mother and father holding a newborn baby in a Whitby studio
Close up of father holding newborn baby's hand
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This is your story. Let me help you tell it. I’m Kristin, and I’m so happy you’re here. I’m a Durham region photographer specializing in motherhood, maternity, and newborn photography. Let’s chase sunsets together and create some amazing memories. You’re a dreamer and a romantic. You want someone to fully see you and your family and to capture the beauty in the big moments and the small details. Your favourite photographs are the ones that capture a feeling, not the perfectly posed photos. You crave something a little bit different from the everyday – something bolder, more artistic, and even a little cinematic. I see you. Motherhood isn’t always perfect moments. Motherhood is messy. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is freaking unbelievable. It’s perfectly imperfect. Let’s capture the beautiful chaos of motherhood.