Matteo's In Home Newborn Photoshoot

Photo shoots
Searching for a newborn photographer

New to the Detroit area and expecting a baby soon, Stefan and Christina were searching for a newborn photographer. It's not easy to find the right photographer that you can trust with a photoshoot so precious. I am so glad that they found me on Google and reached out. I am located in Rochester Hills and my in-home sessions include travel up to 20 miles from me for free. Thankfully their home is in Oakland County so it was no problem for me to come to their home.

Staying home

Now with five children, it was so important to Stefan and Christina to find a photographer that would come to their home. An in home newborn photoshoot is so intimate and personal, capturing your little one in the home they will be raised in. Not to mention, it's not easy to pack up and make a trip to a studio a few days after giving birth which is why I proudly offer in home newborn photos. It is at the top of my list that you are comfortable. In my 4 years of experience, I have learned that in home sessions are the most comfortable option for you and your newborn.

Prepping for their newborn photoshoot

Once Christina found the perfect Oakland county newborn photographer (yours truly) she emailed with me to discuss details and booked her in home newborn photos. Once she booked, I sent over her guide. This newborn photoshoot guide helped her decide what to wear, what rooms in her house to use and how to prep her home and family for their newborn photoshoot. Meanwhile, I am busy prepping my newborn outfits and wraps. My number one priority is the health and safety of your newborn. I promise to wash my outfits and wraps between newborn photoshoots and to reschedule if I'm feeling under the weather.

Getting the house ready

Since this is an in home photoshoot, it's critical that you get your house ready for photos, but don't worry, you only need to prepare a room or two. On the day of my arrival, I ask that you open all the blinds to let in as much natural light as possible. I also asked Christina and Stefan to tidy up the rooms they were planning on using for photos. This allows me to create the best photos possible.

Prepping the children

A very important step of getting ready for your newborn photoshoot is prepping your other children. It's so important that you let them know what to expect and to listen well to my instructions. Stefan and Christina went above and beyond with this part of our newborn photoshoot. They let their children know that a new friend, Rebecca, was coming over to take photos of their new brother Matteo, and of them. They listened so well to all of my instructions and we were able to have a quick and efficient photoshoot because of it.

My arrival

First and foremost, a great newborn photographer always arrives on time, thankfully Stefan and Christinas Troy home wasn't far from mine. Once I arrived, I carried in my props, wraps, gear and flashes. They gave me a short tour and I decided to set up one flash in the living room. This is a beautiful but tiring time for parents. I always make sure not to make it harder than it has to be by carrying and setting up all of my own gear. It is my pleasure to serve you in this way.

The session

Matteos first photoshoot went so smoothly. Once I got him wrapped up in a white blanket we took photos of the whole family. Matteo is so blessed to be entering this beautiful family. He was held by his dad, mom, and eldest brother and loved on by everyone! Throughout his newborn photoshoot I was able to get both posed and candid photos of Matteo with his whole family, siblings, and parents, as well as a few photos of him all alone.

Clean up

Again, a great newborn photographer will leave your home better than when they arrived. Once I cleared out my gear, I helped to put the living room back together. Not only was their home just as beautiful as when I arrived, but it was filled with love and joy from all of the cuddles and love they just shared.

Waiting for your newborn photos

After the session, I went home and uploaded the photos onto my computer and hard drive. I was able to quickly scroll through the album and send Christina a text telling her how wonderful they turned out and gave her a projected date for returning them. September and October are my busiest months but I was still sure I would be able to edit the album for them in the next 2 weeks. She told me what a blessing it was that they found me as their newborn photographer and honestly, they were such a blessing to me as well!

Delivering the album

I know how it feels to wait in anxious expectation for your photos to arrive and I cannot imagine how much that increases when you want to announce your new baby. As a newborn photographer I highly prioritize 3 things: health and safety, comfort, and a quick gallery delivery. I was able to edit Matteos photos in 12 days and send them over to Stefan and Christina. When I send your newborn photos, you are able to download the photos in high resolution and keep them forever.

Sharing with friends and family

The BEST thing about an in home newborn photoshoot is that you are able to share the love, joy, and emotion of your new arrival with friends and family around the entire globe. Stefan and Christina moved here with their family a few years ago from Germany. Though there are miles and miles between them and their friends and family back home they can easily share these photos with them. Stefan and Christina can simply forward the email to anyone they wish to share the photos with and they too can download and print the images.

Printing your newborn photos

I have found that printing photos from your newborn photoshoot is something that is so easy to procrastinate. As a newborn photographer I want more than anything for Stefan and Christina to fill their home with photos from our session. That is why I have made it so easy for them to print their photos. I have an online print lab attached to your album. It's simple and quick for Stefan and Christina to choose their favorite photos and have them delivered to their home. It's not easy to get out of the house with a newborn which it why I have made it so that you don't have to.

I can only hope that Stefan and Christina add another little blessing to their family so that I am able to have another in home newborn photoshoot with them!

family of 7 holding their newborn baby boy on the couch in their troy Michigan home
new parents holding their newborn son in their home in troy Michigan
4 siblings holding their newborn baby brother in their troy Michigan home