I am so excited to share with you all some of my favorite images from Baby Chase’s lifestyle newborn session! If you’re new around here, welcome! I am Christina Runnals, a Weymouth newborn photographer specializing in light and natural photography. My blog is a place where I like to share all of my favorite images from my sessions. If you are looking to find out more about newborn sessions, visit my website here!
Lifestyle Newborn Pictures in Your Home
Many of my clients looking for a Weymouth newborn photographer contact me because they have come across my lifestyle newborn shoots. A lifestyle newborn session in your home is the perfect way to capture the most precious memories of your new baby in a relaxed way. This type of session is a great way to highlight a beautiful nursery or to include siblings or special pets. During these lifestyle sessions I use gentle and relaxed posing, which allows for natural connection and capturing authentic interactions with your new baby.
If you have a lot of natural light in your home and light colored walls, your home may be perfect for a lifestyle newborn session! In addition, I recommend that you have white bedding on your bed and white or light neutral crib sheets in the nursery. I am always happy to speak to you about whether your home would be a good choice for an in-home session or not! Typically, I am able to make any setting work.
Why Have a Lifestyle Newborn Session?
In my opinion, sessions in your own home are so very special. This is because you and your child will look at these pictures someday and see how rooms in your home *actually* looked. We will document you and your family doing things you *actually* did at the time. Sessions in your home are incredibly organic and natural! On the other hand, newborn sessions in a studio have a totally different vibe. It all depends on what you are looking for!
Planning a Newborn Session with Christina Runnals Photography
I would love to let you know more about the planning process for a newborn session with me!
As soon as you’ve decided you’d like to book your session with me, fill out the booking form. I recommend reaching out to me as early as possible to make sure I have space available. I will send you an invoice and contract. After that, you’ll need to pay the deposit (50%) in order to secure your spot. Then, you’ll let me know when your baby arrives so we can schedule your exact session date!
Planning Your Newborn Session
After you are booked, I will send you my Newborn Session Guide that will give you all the tips and tricks you will need to know to have a stress-free session. This guide includes what I advise you wear, colors that photograph beautifully, how to prepare your spouse and other children, and how to prepare your home. We will chat by phone, text or email about outfit ideas and hair & makeup artist recommendations should you need them. In addition, I will also send you a link to my amazing online styling program that can put together a perfect set of outfits for your whole family with a few clicks!! My clients love this included service, it really is worth it to get the images you envision!
Your session will take place in your home 1-2 weeks after your baby has arrived. I can bring several items upon request, including a Moses basket and a white stretchy wrap. Both items are completely optional to use for your newborn pictures!
I carefully edit your images in my signature bright, light, and airy style with the latest high-end editing software. Within 2-3 weeks, your images will be emailed to you in a private online gallery where you can easily download them or order prints and products!
Frequently Asked Questions for a Weymouth Newborn Photographer
As a newborn photographer for the last 5 years, I get questions all the time! I would love to share with you some of my most frequently asked newborn questions. I will do my best to answer them all!
Does the price of our session include digital images?
Yes. After your session, I will edit your images in my signature light and natural style. You will receive a link to a beautiful online gallery of your images. These images are all in high resolution and you may download them at any time.
When should we book our newborn session? Before or after our baby is born?
As an experienced Weymouth newborn photographer, I am honored to be in quite high demand. Therefore, I always suggest you book a session with me well in advance of your due date. I limit my newborn sessions to five due dates per month. However. Because of the nature of newborn sessions being during the daytime hours (vs. in the evening when my outdoor sessions typically take place), I do have some wiggle room. You should absolutely reach out to me even if you didn’t schedule your session ahead of time! I can often take a last minute newborn client if the stars align!
Do you travel beyond Weymouth for sessions?
Yes! I am honored to have clients from all over the state and the east coast reach out to me! I do charge a fee to travel for some locations. You will be able to view all of my travel fees when you go to book your session.
Do you bring anything along with you?
For your newborn session, I will bring along a few items. I will bring a white swaddle should we need it. Upon request I can also bring a beautiful Moses basket! I will also bring along a few other newborn tricks of the trade.
What should we (and our baby!) wear for our session?
Soft pastels and light & neutral colors photograph seamlessly with my light and natural photography style. Once you confirm your booking, I will send you a complimentary style guide. This guide will take you through the whole process and help you to coordinate your wardrobe. I want you to look your best so that you can cherish your portraits for a lifetime! For baby, I recommend a white or light colored swaddle.
Will you wrap up my baby and pose him or her?
I will gladly wrap your baby up. I do not overly pose your newborn; instead, I let him or her settle organically to produce the most natural images.
How much should we expect to spend on our session with a Weymouth newborn photographer?
Every photographer has their own way of doing things! My lifestyle newborn sessions begin at $550*. You can view the three packages I offer and decide what best suits you and your family!
Which package do you most recommend?
Certainly my most booked package is my Lifestyle Newborn package. This package is 2 hours in length and you will receive 50 edited images in your online gallery. You also will be able to choose between a fine art linen photo book or a $50 print credit! My advice is that if you are first time parents you should choose a 2 hour session. I have had MANY a new mama tell me, mid-session, how relieved they are that they chose the two hour session! Indeed, I’ve had one or two new mama clients who weren’t even ready to BEGIN their session until I had already been there an hour! New motherhood is full of unexpected twists and turns!! Having a full two hours will set you at ease and allow you to fully relax.
Pets at a Newborn Session
As you might have noticed, Baby Chase’s “fur brother” was VERY into our photo shoot 😂 This little pup wanted to be in every picture, and couldn’t get enough love from all of us! He just wanted to snuggle up next to his mom and dad and his new baby brother. I am happy to include your pet or pets in your newborn session! In fact, almost ALL of my clients have a dog… I always say when I arrive at my clients homes that I feel like I am the only person in all of New England who doesn’t have a dog lol! I absolutely love animals though! Your pet is a special part of your family and you should absolutely include him or her in your pictures. I recommend
Tips for Shots of Baby Alone
I love taking pictures of baby with their parents, because these pictures are so special. In fact, if you think about it, those pictures will someday be the most special to the very baby we are taking pictures of!! However, I of course take some pictures of baby on their own as well. Baby is typically happier and sleepier being held by their parents. Most newborns, though, will sleep peacefully no matter where they are put! If this is the case, I love taking pictures of baby in his or her crib or laying on the master bed. I recommend white or light colored bedding for crib and bed.
Booking Your Weymouth Newborn Photographer
Make sure that you contact me as soon as possible, to make sure that I have room in my schedule to accommodate your newborn session! As an experienced newborn photographer, I highly suggest a maternity session before your little one arrives! Everyone ends up loving their maternity pictures! Hope to hear from you soon!
Christina Runnals is a nationally published Weymouth newborn photographer who specializes in taking portraits that are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! She has photographed newborns and families all over New England and it is one of her absolute favorite parts of her job. If you are ready to book your newborn portraits, she is always so excited to be considered! Please check out her newborn & maternity page here for more information on pricing and booking!