newborn lifestyle sessions

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things. Wonder, Hope, a dream of possibilities"


The coziness of your home can be amazing for that precious more relaxed newborn session when that little bundle comes home and is a little more intimate and just comfortable. There is more time for snuggles and feeding and love. These sessions are more emotional and intimate and just feel so much more bonded and connected, With all that is needed close by and not packed in a bag, the session flows nicely. These sessions are slightly posed but my goal is cozy lifestyle images. Love and hugs and snuggles on the bed, or by a window with some gorgeous light coming through a window. The bonds and love really shine in this intimate and cozy setting. Let big brother and sister have fun and jump on the bed and give baby kisses whenever they feel ready and comfortable. Or just snuggle up with your hunny and that brand new baby. The beauty of your home and the coziness and the light and the love and snuggles really create so many feels in these sessions. These are my absolute favorite part of newborn photography.

"I'm so in love with the documentation Melissa provided of the early days of our family of four"

- Kate Niles

the images

This all still works well when the baby is still new but can be in that very first month while everything is teeny and tiny and all still very new, there is much less posing involved than in the typical studio session. However, I can also bring the studio to your home but that is a different type of session. Just wear what is comfortable with neutral tones, have a white onesie on baby and I can get photos of those cute little hands and feet or all out and stretched on the bed. We will also simply wrap baby up all nice and cozy for those snuggly and cozy shots with siblings or even the fur babies. The main places in the home to be used is baby’s nursery, the master bedroom, living room areas and also by a window that is bringing in some gorgeous light, will even use a solid colored wall. The only thing left to do is make sure tables and side tables and rooms are clear and picked up free of clutter or I can always help a little, also we may move things around to get the best angles and best light for the mood. I also offer to bring a clean white blanket or comforter,I suggest the colors to be neutral and light, as light reflects amazingly with white and helps out tremendously in most situations. We can go over all of this prior to your sessiont. These sessions are just a day in your story with that new baby in the comfort of your beautiful home.

what to expect

most popular

1 hour session
15 edited images
high resolution digital files

basic session


2 hour session
2 basic studio setup prop/wrap images
65 edited images
high resolution digital files

lifestyle plus at your home

same as plus
5x7 glass or wood box w/ prints
50 announcement cards

with keepsake


2 hour session
prop setups/ lifestyle posing
60 edited images
high resolution digital files

deluxe lifestyle in the studio