Which Newborn Session is BEST for your family? | Ohio Newborn Photographer

What type of Newborn Session is best for you and your family?

Newborn Photography captures your sweet babe within the first 30 days of birth. This precious time after birth when your baby is acclimating to being earthside, getting to know what it feels like to not being tucked into a small, warm space as she once was. Newborn portraiture is documenting this little window of time.

Over the past couple years this genre of photography has separated into basically two types of sessions, Studio (posed) or In Home (lifestyle).  I want to help you choose what is best for your family's heirloom legacy, those images that you will cherish for years to come.


Studio Newborn Session

Studio Newborn Sessions are held at my Boutique Home Studio in Johnstown, Ohio. These sessions typically last up to 3 hours and are captured the first 2 weeks after birth. Your pre-designed session will be prepared and setup with an easy workflow; all of my props and accessories needed will be easily accessible for your babes session. Your gallery will be filled with a variety of posed portraits, typically of your babe swaddled in gorgeous fabrics, in a sweet outfit or artistically posed to see all of those precious tiny features. Whether set inside a basket or posed on a beautiful fabric, the moments captured from this session will be thoughtfully created to spotlight your babe as the focus. 

When you arrive to your Studio Newborn session, I will welcome you into an area where you can spread out and relax, with full amenities.  Coffee, bottled water & snacks are readily available for you and your family. Your comfort is very important to me. Within my Studio I provide a private bathroom, private room for changing & breastfeeding (if needed), a playroom for any littles that need a break before/after family portraits, and baby changing area.

All you will need are pre-planned outfits (if planning Family portraits) and accessories for your babe, diaper bag, and lil’ ones milk. I will have extra items available if needed, because I know what it is like leaving the house (taking care of everyone) with an added little one. I am here for you, Momma!

As far as your family portraits with your sweet babe, I will be focusing on the interaction between your family members.  I will focus on the interaction between your family members; capturing a few formally posed images with each parent and babe, siblings together and your newly grown family. I will document your families natural interactions with your sweet lil’ squish, this precious time, with video clips & digital images.  As an artist, I LOVE exploring more than the 2 dimensional art of a portrait; capturing in 4D with emotions, sights and sounds between each of your family members. 



In-Home Newborn Session

Before your session, I will come to your home for your consultation. Together we will decide which areas of your home we will document your family in; considering light and where your family loves to be.  We will then discuss taking steps to declutter and stage your home to be the backdrop of your family portraits.

An In-Home Newborn Session typically lasts an hour, where we can take breaks as needed up to 2 nours. This is a natural, unposed approach to capturing the interaction of your family providing you with a gorgeous gallery of emotive images and video clips. I will mindfully direct you as needed to document the connection between your family, there will not be formally posed portraits from this type of session.  

In the comfort of your home, we will capture the emotional connection between your family members, including your pets! Your baby is photographed in natural settings within the first month of birth, where I will capture you and your family in the natural setting of your home.

My clients that choose this type of session love the convenience of staying home and having the flexibility of a month to schedule after birth; especially those who have experienced complications during delivery.  Weather permitting, we can move outdoors where your landscape becomes an excellent addition to your families gallery; allowing more room for your family to play and interact in.






When is the best time to schedule our session?

- Scheduling your Newborn Session, whether the location is in Studio or In-Home, is best scheduled before your third trimester.  Permitting a gracious amount of time for a thorough consultation prior to your session, ensuring time to prepare and prevent last minute stress.

What session is best to include my pets?

- At an In-Home Session you will be able to bring in your fur babies to be a part of documenting this season in your family’s journey together.

Do you use flash or natural light?

- Whether you choose an In-Home or Studio Session, we will be working with soft Natural Light.  

What if a situation arises that I am unable to leave my home after birth?

- After your delivery, if you experience complications where you wish to change your session from a Studio Session to an In-Home Session, I will happily make arrangements to make this happen.  I am flexible and determined to make sure that your experience in documenting this precious time in life fits your family’s needs!



Kristin typically takes 4 Newborn Sessions a month to ensure she gives her clients her BEST work.

To guarantee a spot on her calendar, make sure to contact Kristin 3-6 months before your due date

via the link below.






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