Palm Beach Gardens Lifestyle Newborn Session

I captured this petite lifestyle newborn session a few months back and have been meaning to share a glimpse of it here.

Last Fall, I met this sweet family when we captured their maternity/family photos during our first mini session event of the season. Click the link below to check it out and scroll down to find (they’re the third family from the top):

https://www.athenascottphotography.com/blog/dubois-park-family-photography-jupiter

Its always great to capture the same family for multiple photo shoot needs (i.e. maternity, newborn, family, birthday parties, etc.) because we have the opportunity to get to know each other better with each session and we become more familiar with one another. It’s easier for families (especially the kids) to be themselves in front of the camera to someone who isn’t a stranger anymore ;-) I personally love being able to document families as they grow and change and it is such a joy to be in their lives, the kids recognize me and look forward to the fun they’ll have during the session and don’t want me to leave.

We captured most of the session indoors, then we headed outside for a few shots and were greeted by a beautiful rainbow (scroll all the way down to see the images). It was the second photo session I captured this year featuring a rainbow. I haven’t had this happen in many years, let alone two back to back within a few weeks time.

Whenever I see a rainbow I am reminded of God’s many promises.

Family of four, lifestyle newborn session in home and outdoors in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Indoor Lifestyle Newborn Session

Lifestyle newborn photography is a unique niche that is up there among my favorites to capture. They typically take place inside (and or around) the home and aim to capture the organic dynamic and excitement that a brand new baby brings to a family. It is also a form of documentation because never again will this precious babe be so tiny and womblike.  The nursery is a good spot to capture some of the love and all of those sweet little details. Window light is a wonderful source of light when indoors because it's soft, even and bright when there's sunshine outside. On rainy days its harder to use window light, but still possible to achieve great photos with a little bit of grain & added character. Other preferred spots are the ones you frequent most.

So why do I love this form of photography? Because it's natural, it conveys emotion & evokes feelings of pure love and joy. It is just beautiful. Babies have a way of making us happy, so being on the other end of the lens is sort of a magical place to be because you can almost feel what they are feeling and rejoice with them in their new blessing from God, all while aiming to capture the most flattering angles, maximizing the use of light, capturing the atmosphere but also getting in close to vicariously bask in their delight. 

I had the privilege of documenting this new family for the first time. I spent a good amount of time with them, I'd say about three hours. We were able to capture a variety of shots in the nursery, living area and their neighborhood.  While the baby was a little fussy (I boiled it down to a growth spurt) and mama was a little anxious that she wouldn't settle; however, I reassured her that this was the norm at newborn sessions and you would NEVER know that by looking at these images. We had an amazing time <3 Check out some of my favorites below.

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