Baby Neave | Ellensburg Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I just love watching big sister Mary Isabel snuggle her new baby sister, Neave.  She was so gentle and tender as she would nuzzle her little nose against baby’s cheek.  I make a special point in congratulating my older siblings and making them feel special during our session.  Adding a new baby into a family is such a huge change to a toddler so I really try my best to fill their cup and make them feel important. She wanted to show me her room and her favorite stuffy and how high she can jump on her bed (with dad’s permission of course) and those little details that are important to her in this stage of life are just as important as the new baby in the other room.  The beauty of a lifestyle session is being able to spend extra special time with older siblings while a new baby needs to nurse or a diaper change.  These little snippets of time I get throughout the session to capture the sweet little things a family does when they welcome a new family member are truly magical.

When I started shooting weddings over 10 years ago, I loved capturing my amazing couples. Then, my couples began to have babies.  So, I started newborn photography education and made sure my primary focus was on the baby’s safety and comfort. I always had a simplistic approach, but still I did the froggy poses and babies in baskets. I loved working with babies and growing families, but never felt the emotional connection I do now with my lifestyle work.  After having three of my own kids, I feel a connection to the beautiful moments that happen everyday.   When you’re in the newborn survival mode, you don’t see how beautiful these moments are.  Most of us don’t take out our iphone to capture  a photo of your toddlers little sippy cup next to your coffee cup on the coffee table, or the finger paint masterpiece hanging on the fridge.  These pieces and little details in your newborn’s photo album will probably only be noticed by you years later.  And just might bring tears to your eyes.  In the sleep deprived front lines of  raising babies and toddlers, the days might seem long.  They might not feel beautiful to you while you’re in them.  They might be really hard. Looking back you remember your mom guilt, or the sleep schedules you agonized over….but you can look back at your photos and remember that was really was more to it. Thanks for stopping by friend.

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Baby Neave, lifestyle newborn photography by Hailey Haberman in Ellensburg WA

Lifestyle  Newborn session? | Ellensburg Family Photographer 
Authentic Lifestyle Newborn Session. Newborn Sessions are photographed at an outdoor location in Ellensburg, WA.  

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Hailey Haberman Photography is located in Ellensburg, WA. Hailey Haberman is an Ellensburg lifestyle newborn photographer specializing in artistic lifestyle family photography. As a professional photographer, Hailey captures maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits in Ellensburg, WA Cle Elum WA and surrounding areas.

Lifestyle Newborn Session at my Home? | Ellensburg Baby Photographer

Thank you for landing on my blog friend! I know you probably have tons of questions going through your mind so I hope I can give you a better idea if a lifestyle home session or studio session would better suit your needs.

Why would I want a lifestyle newborn session in my home verses a traditional studio?

Comfort.  Your family, especially older siblings, can stay in their own environment and feel more relaxed during your session.  And…it eliminates the hassle of loading everyone up and hanging out inside a studio for hours at a time.  If your toddler needs a snack and playtime….you’re already home.  Everything you or your family will need is already right there with zero packing 🙂

Authenticity. Lifestyle sessions capture the true essence of family.  A baby sleeping on your chest in your favorite nursing chair, the nursery you’ve spent months preparing, your dog resting his head on your feet as you feed your baby….this to me is newborn life.  The art of lifestyle photography is capturing your lifestyle.  That doesn’t mean I don’t direct and “pose” the session.  I will find the right light, your best most flattering angle, and tell your family where and how to look and connect with each other.  My sessions include only a few times you look and smile at the camera, but mostly looking and connecting with each other and your new baby.

What if my home is small?  Dark?  Messy?  

Trust me, I don’t expect any of my families to have their homes featured on HGTV a week after having a baby…that’s not what these sessions are about.  It’s capturing your family in their own little heaven and embracing a new baby into the family.  If there are bottles on the counter, minor clutter…we can move things as we go.  I am looking for windows and great light.  I have done entire sessions in one bedroom, or living room, or nursery…all depends on the light.  I want to make your family comfortable while capturing the realness of newborn life.

What if my baby is over 2 weeks?  Colic? Pre-mature or has special needs?

That’s where lifestyle sessions truly shine.  I do not have any expectations of your baby, they are perfect just the way they are.  If your baby does not want to be put down or sleep, that’s ok.  We can keep them snuggled with you the entire time if need be. I spend a good portion capturing just baby and let your baby completely lead the session. I don’t need a baby to sleep or to mold them into un-natural poses.  My goal is to capture those tiny baby details that fade so fast while I show your love and connection with this perfect little human.

Well, I hope this helps. Lifestyle sessions can be a little intimidating (YIKES, SHE’S ACTUALLY COMING TO MY HOUSE) haha, but I hope I might have cleared up some nagging questions or helped you make up your mind.

This amazing couple chose me to capture their first baby and I’m so grateful.  Their home was full of items and things completely personal to them and I just love how these sessions show my families real lifestyle and real interests.  Instead of taking a baby to a studio and changing them into little outfits and props to show the family’s personal style, these items are already present in their home in a completely organic and natural way.  The longhorn skulls on the wall, the colors of their home, the decor in the nursery all tell the story of their life by just being the background while the focus is on the baby.  The baby being held and loved by his parents is the central focus and the items throughout their house just add more detail to the story of their family.  Just love these wonderful people and so honored they invited me into their home and let me capture their newborn life.  Thanks Duncan Family!

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Why Lifestyle  home session? | Ellensburg Family Photographer 
Authentic Lifestyle Newborn Session. Newborn Sessions are photographed at an outdoor location in Ellensburg, WA.  

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Hailey Haberman Photography is located in Ellensburg, WA. Hailey Haberman is an Ellensburg lifestyle newborn photographer specializing in artistic lifestyle family photography. As a professional photographer, Hailey captures maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits in Ellensburg, WA Cle Elum WA and surrounding areas.

Why Lifestyle Photography? | Ellensburg Lifestyle Photographer

Type “family photographer in my area” in your google search bar and you’ll find a plethora of styles, pricing models, specialties etc.   There are a lot of talented artists out there and we all have our ideas about what we think family photos should look like.  You’ll see the word “lifestyle” everywhere on my website and in my blogposts and I thought I would explain what it is and why I use it.

“Lifestyle” photography falls somewhere in between traditional portraiture, very posed, and documentary photography, which is completely un-posed.  My lifestyle photography is gently posed, as I tell my families what to do, how to stand and who to look at.  I guide the scenes where they are snuggling, laughing, walking and smiling.  I use motion, environment, and emotion to tell the stories of my families. If you are looking for an entire gallery of families all perfectly smiling at the camera in different locations and poses….look for a traditional portrait photographery….but if you want connected, timeless, and joyful photos of your family enjoying each other’s company (not looking at the camera all the time), than I’d love give you some more info. The smile a toddler will give his mama when their eyes lock onto each other is far more genuine to me than telling them to say cheese and look at me.  The kiddos running around their parents and hugging around legs….just being kids.  It’s perfection. It’s what I think family photos should look like.

I specialize in lifestyle newborn and family photography because I truly believe it’s the best way to capture a family life and connection.  In the photos below, this little guy was only 5 months old and dad was leaving on deployment days after our session.  At 5 months, I’m not going to spend an entire session trying to get a baby to smile….I’m going to capture him snuggled into his parents and a family enjoying their precious time together.  And…a 5 month old has a pretty limited time frame of happiness on a chilly fall morning, so keeping my families moving from one thing to another keeps the kiddos engaged.  I just love this session and love that they chose me to capture this fleeting time in their lives.

Anyway, hope this helps clear up some confusion.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Why Lifestyle? | Ellensburg Family Photographer 
Authentic Lifestyle Family Session.  Family Sessions are photographed at an outdoor location in Ellensburg, WA.  

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Hailey Haberman Photography is located in Ellensburg, WA. Hailey Haberman is an Ellensburg lifestyle newborn photographer specializing in artistic lifestyle family photography. As a professional photographer, Hailey captures maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits in Ellensburg, WA Cle Elum WA and surrounding areas.

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