Lifestyle Session at Home with the Olsson Family

Welcome a brand new babe can feel stressful, overwhelming, and let's not forget the sleep deprivation! It might not seem like the perfect time to invite a photographer into your home, but I wanted to share a few reasons why it actually is an amazing time to do so:

-Lifestyle sessions are less stressful than hauling your littles to a location: As a brand new mom or dad, it can feel downright monumental to get dressed up, put makeup on, gather up your child(ren), and arrive somewhere, on top of nursing or feedings, and changing diapers. Lifestyle sessions in your home mean you can be where you're MOST comfortable, and feel like yourself. Your children will be more relaxed, and everyone can feel at ease going about a normal morning! 

-A lifestyle session preserves memories of the things you love: We all know that families (especially young ones) rarely stay in the same house for years and years, and even if they do, your furniture or decor change as time passes. A shoot in your home preserves those fun parts of your home to remember. It might seem like a small thing, but your children will love looking back in years to come and seeing their bedroom or your living room or backyard. It will bring back nostalgic memories of their childhood. 

-It is special to capture the real emotions of welcoming baby home: Especially for families that are welcoming a new baby, a lifestyle session can capture candid emotions and yes, even those post-partum tears, that show what life was truly like...and it's pretty beautiful. 

This in-home session with the Olsson family was such a delight. They now have two beautiful, charming, and active baby boys, and capturing some of their first weeks home was such a privilege. I hope they are always able to look back on these images and remember when their trio turned to a foursome!

Bonnet: Happy Hadley Handmade 


Gaby and Adam | oregon engagement photographer

Gaby and Adam are one of kind these two have been together since like middle school! For real!  Gaby is a sweet friend and very talented photographer and Adam is a You Tube sensation who loves to build Canoes and is amazing at it.   I loved when we got rained out for our shoot and decided on an imitate indoor session.    There is just something about cozying up and being close to capture the love between  a couple that you don't always get out in an outdoor location.  In home sessions have become something very special to me and something I am offering as an option for couples, anniversary and family sessions.   Let's chat about your engagement, couples or next family session!  

the shawl family | newborns | oregon lifestyle family photographer

This was one of my favorite newborn sessions.  I adore this mom and loved chatting with her about all the things to expect with baby number two.   It was my first newborn shoot with another sibling, which if you have done a newborn session or have had your own done they can be quite stressful and time consuming.  Making sure baby is fed and happy and everyone is calm and quite.  When you add in a toddler things can get kind of crazy but this session was a breeze.  I chatted with the mom about everything because I was about to be in her shoes so I loved seeing the new family dynamic of the second baby.   Margaux her daughter was so fun, she was a perfect bubbly little girl who wanted to hold her "baby" and be close.   Thank you Ashley and Chris for the little glimpse into your family and congratulations on your beautiful babes!

This session was also featured on Let the Kids a few weeks ago! 

Oregon Family Film Photographer | The Find Lab | Fuji 400

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