Why I love in-home lifestyle sessions for newborns | Amelia Island Newborn Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Why I love in-home lifestyle sessions for newborns | Amelia Island Newborn Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

While there are so many places that you can take family photographs, a newborn session has a few more elements to consider. I always urge my clients to do them in their own home, even if we only have one room that has great light. We can always move furniture around, put neutral linens on the bed, etc. (Of course we do this leading up to baby and not after. There is already enough going on that we don’t want to add that to the list and stress the new parent(s) out.) Keep reading to find out reasons why I love in-home lifestyle sessions for newborns.

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Photographer's Branding Headshot Session | West Palm Beach Headshot Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Photographer's Branding Headshot Session | West Palm Beach Headshot Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

When we got to the beach (around sunrise) it was drizzling and grey. It’s not exactly what we had in mind when we talked about her bright and happy work, but it ended up being perfect! It was neat to see the space around her light up once she got there. She’s so full of love and warmth. I’m not kidding when I say she was laughing the entire session. Her happiness is contagious and I really hope that we got that message across to her future clients.

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San Francisco Documentary Family Session | San Francisco Family Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

San Francisco Documentary Family Session | San Francisco Family Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Sometimes you get families who just get it. They understand that while an hour family session is wonderful, it’s not really what a day in their lives looks like. This family wanted to spend a few hours just documenting what life is really like when you have a small child. Jessica is a destination photographer and ends up taking her family with her some of the time. This is what life looks like for a lot of traveling photographers. It’s not always glamorous or easy, but there is beauty in it. When you’re gone a lot and constantly busy, sometimes you just have to bring the whole family!

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Best Friend Boudoir Session | Savannah Georgia Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Best Friend Boudoir Session | Savannah Georgia Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

These two have such a special bond and we wanted to capture it in a unique way. This wasn’t a bachelorette boudoir party, this wasn’t to put on sexy lingerie for their partners, this was to slow down and be in intimate moments with each other and themselves. There really is a special bond between women and I hope I captured a little piece of that.

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Stop Missing Out On Your Family Memories | South Florida Family Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Stop Missing Out On Your Family Memories | South Florida Family Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Be in the photographs.

Think about the message your passing down to your own children that are looking up to you. If you constantly complain about your looks or not wanting to be in family photographs, what do you think that says to your children, especially your daughters. It’s going to make them question how they see themselves. It will put these ideas in their heads that women shouldn’t age. That women should feel guilt or shame in living their lives naturally and beautifully. If you’re at the place where you don’t want to be in photographs because you feel you have a few pounds to lose, you don’t like your haircut, you think you look to old, or whatever the case, I encourage you to put that all aside and get in those photos. You’ll be so glad that you did.

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