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.

Coyne Family | Ellensburg Lifestyle Photographer

So happy to meet the Coyne Family this year and photograph one of my favorite places in the county… also where I lived for a time in my childhood.  As more and more houses fill this little valley, I’m still brought back to the winding road where we wrecked our bikes, dodged rattlesnakes, and rode our ponies as wild little girls and I just love seeing these kiddos get to enjoy the same beautiful place.   It was incredibly bright with little shade, so we had some interesting backgrounds and shadows, but it worked out and I love the results.  That’s the part that’s become easier as I’ve continued my career, capturing timeless memories regardless of the circumstances.  I can do a lot on the front end to prepare my families and myself before a session, but I cannot control the weather or the light.  I make the best of the things I can’t control and deeply appreciate my families and their open mindedness, trust, and patience.  I feel like lifestyle photography really speaks to this age and family season. My favorite photos are when kiddos are moving and laughing or snuggling with their family.  It’s genuine joy.  It’s perfection amidst a little chaos and I just love it.  Anyway, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day friend! Coyne Family, Haberman Family, Lifestyle session captured by Hailey Haberman, Ellensburg, WACoyne Family, Haberman Family, Lifestyle session captured by Hailey Haberman, Ellensburg, WACoyne Family, Haberman Family, Lifestyle session captured by Hailey Haberman, Ellensburg, WACoyne Family, Haberman Family, Lifestyle session captured by Hailey Haberman, Ellensburg, WA

Coyne Family | Ellensburg Family Photographer | Babies will grow,  but this family photograph is a memory you can hang onto. I know the greatest gift you can give yourself is authentic photography to remember and cherish this time.  With the greatest design and fine-art products imaginable, I will help decorate your world with meaningful artwork that you will treasure for years to come.  From  thick page lay flat albums and fine-art prints that come ready to hang – to my custom cards and brag books, you will enjoy your art for years to come.
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 premier 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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