The best thing about newborn photos at home is how they become family photos. 🙂 Like here. Of course, we took a ton of photos of Baby J looking cute and tiny, and so, so new. And we also took a bunch of him being held close by mom, dad, and big sister, Grace.
It’s not just the cute-factor, but the obvious affection and love this whole family shares. I see it in their easy interactions, in the super-relaxed way they just opened up their home to me, and the comfortable way they just were themselves. I especially loved Grace’s sweet and fun personality; she shared her favorite toys, and at the end of the session, she took me outside to see her favorite tree (which she very creatively turned into a pretty cool play house for herself).
So yes- the best thing about in-home newborn sessions is getting to know the family, and creating images for them, that (I hope) help them see what’s special and wonderful about their family’s ordinary days.