Why You’ll Love an At-Home Newborn Photoshoot

A Newborn Shoot From The Comfort Of Your Home

Deciding whether or not to have a newborn photoshoot can be a bit of a dilemma, can’t it? 

On the one hand, you know how fleeting and irreplaceable these first few weeks will be. And how priceless the photos will be when you look at them in years to come. Photos that will in just a few months’ time will make you gasp. And say, “oh my gosh, I’d forgotten they looked like that! Look how small they were!” 

On the other hand, your newborn baby is precious, delicate and fragile in a way you couldn’t ever have imagined. And for some, the idea of getting out of the house for a few hours is a very tempting offer! But to others, the thought of leaving the safety of your home can be a bit daunting.

That’s why, as well as my newborn sessions in my studio in Fife, I also offer newborn photoshoots from the comfort and safety of your nest. And there’s no right or wrong way, it just depends on what feels right for you. So to help you decide, I’ve put together a little list of advantages of an in-home shoot. 

From having truly personal photos in the setting of your own home, to having everything your baby could need within arm’s reach, here are four reasons why you might love having an at-home newborn photoshoot.


in-home newborn photographer mother holding baby

1. You Get To Stay In The Safety Of Your Nest!

Here’s one thing a lot of people love about an at-home newborn session. You can all stay snug and warm in your cosy little nest! 

Although it can be nice to have a change of scenery in the first manic few weeks, there are also a lot of advantages to staying at home. Because if nothing else, it does make it easier. You can stay put and I just arrive on your doorstep with all my equipment.

Everything your baby could possibly need is within arm’s reach. And all you have to do is open the door.

And this means you can focus on enjoying the session. At a time when bonding, feeding and sleeping are your only priorities, it takes away all the hassle of uprooting yourself. And allows you to just concentrate on this amazing bonding experience with your child from the comfort of your own home.


2. At-Home Newborn Photoshoots Are Super Flexible

Another great thing about having your newborn session at home is that you don’t have to wait until you feel confident to travel with your baby. They’re so fragile in the first few weeks that the idea of leaving the house with them can be quite daunting, especially to first-time parents. 

But for newborn sessions, these are the golden weeks! That irreplaceable stage of fragile, adorable, gorgeously sleepy loveliness! And they change so much in the first few weeks that you’ll be forever glad you captured them before they changed forever.

And ‘milk drunk’ babies can be held for a lot longer without getting woken up and wriggling around. So we can get those beautiful serene shots of you cradling your sleeping newborn baby in your hands. 

So if you want these ‘golden weeks’ photos but don’t feel confident travelling just yet, an in-home session might be the right choice for you.


3. At-Home Newborn Sessions Are Easier For Older Siblings 

Welcoming a new baby into your home can be quite a challenging time for older siblings. Having this extra person in the house can be a big adjustment for them. Especially around the toddler age, when the world is still new. 

And having your newborn session at home will assuage some of this disruption for them. They can come and go as they please, they have their own toys. And are in a familiar space where they feel safe and confident.

And it also means we get them involved in the session, without them feeling overwhelmed by the whole thing. 


in-home newborn photoshoot with older sibling laughing

4. Your Own Home Is The Backdrop

One of the things I love most about at-home newborn sessions is how genuine they are.

Because they allow us to capture this amazing time in your life for what it is. Breastfeeding, nappy changes, reading stories as a family. All those special little moments that you might not think anything of now. But will bring back floods of memories and emotions when you look through the photos in years to come. 

If you’ve spent time crafting a beautiful nursery these details can be documented too, building a full story of this amazing time in your lives.

And please don’t worry about your home being like a show home or if it’s a wee bit messy. My sessions do take in environmental elements, but often take place in one or two spots where the light is best. 


Want To Book An At-Home Newborn Session In Fife Or Edinburgh?

As a newborn photographer, I want to capture every little detail of your beautiful wee baby. The cupid bow lips, the soft fuzzy skin. All the details you’ll want to hold onto forever. And I want to give you photos that let you relive how you felt in the moment. That baby smell, the feeling of your child in your arms. And their delicate breathing as they sleep in the palm of your hands. 

But it’s not just about the photos. Because a newborn session is a wonderful bonding experience, too. Beautiful, intimate sessions, filled with lots of sleepy cuddles. Time set aside to bond with your baby, and focus on your connection as a family. Capturing those irreplaceable moments you’ll never want to forget.  

I offer both studio and at-home newborn photoshoot sessions in Edinburgh, Fife and the surrounding areas.

If you love my work and want to book yourself in for a session, I’d love to hear from you.

Please get in touch today to check my availability!

Rachel X