Lifestyle newborn sessions are starting to gain popularity, and it’s easy to understand why. The first few weeks with a new baby go by so quickly. In between middle-of-the-night feedings, the umpteenth outfit change, screaming baths, and enough diapers to fill a small zip code, it is hard to remember the moments of bliss and serenity that seem to get lost in the chaos sometimes. Lifestyle newborn sessions allow you to capture the feel of those first few days in a raw, candid, and unscripted way that traditional newborn portraiture just doesn’t do. I have been shooting my newborn with a more lifestyle feel over the last 6 months or so, and it has absolutely changed the way I feel about newborn sessions. What used to mean loading a ton of props into the car, stressing about whether the baby would sleep, and worrying about finding the perfect light in a new house has now become a chance for me to connect with families and get to capture the precious moments of newborn baby love.